Lorusso’s Libations

Lorusso's Libations
Lorusso's Libations

Innovative, interactive and fun.” That’s how Bar Manager Brian “The Hammer” Lorusso sees it. “With two fireplaces and two single-slab live-edge farm tables, the Dogwood Southern Table and Bar warmly welcomes its guests to a southern hotspot “with a real dedication to the craft of bar-tending,”” Lorusso said. Dogwood’s menu changes often with choices ranging from the commonly known to the exotic.  “”We have lots of fun ‘projects’ waiting to be tasted,”” he explains.  Always one to accept new challenges, he welcomes guests to test his skills. He encourages guests to stop in and share their own love for spirits with him and Dogwood’s all-star team. Brian Lorusso has kindly shared three of his favorite drink recipes for you to prepare in the comfort of your own home bar. It’s a perfect way to bide the time until your next visit to the South Park area restaurant and bar, of course.

Barrel-Aged Negroni

Equal parts Uncle Val’s Gin, Carpano Antico Vermouth, Campari. House aged in barrels washed with port wine. Aged at least 2 months (Dogwood’s has been aged 6 months). Pour onto ice out of barrel. Stir, strain, and serve up in a coupe glass with orange twist. 

Barrel-Aged Negroni
Barrel-Aged Negroni

 Salty Dog

2oz. Cathead Vodka, 2oz. grapefruit San Pelligrino, 2oz. ruby red grapefruit juice, 3-4 Scrappy’s grapefruit bitters. Rim a collins glass with pink Himalayan sea salt.  Fill glass with ice. Pour ingredients in glass and stir. Serve with grapefruit or orange twist.

Salty Dog
Salty Dog

 The O.F.

3oz. Old Grand-Dad 114 Bourbon, house candied bitter orange, house cured cherries, burnt orange simple syrup, Crude-Dogwood cherry-ginger bitters. Muddle orange and cherry with bitters. Add bourbon and simple syrup then stir. Serve in old-fashioned glass on the rocks.

The O.F.
The O.F.