New Signature Libations Honor Edmonds History

To honor the storied history of our picturesque town, we have employed the creativity of our team to develop a line of signature libations that honor the unique history of Edmonds.

“As an Edmonds business, the history of our town does have an influence on our current activities,” co-owner Andrew Leckie explained. “Our bar manager, Jin Link, did an exceptional job of researching significant Edmonds historical events and people, and applying them to classic cocktails. Our team really added the character of Edmonds to these cocktails, and we look forward to the response from our customers. After nearly a year in downtown Edmonds, we are constantly looking to evolve and this is a wonderful step in the right direction!”

 

Signature Libations

The Brackett

Metaxa brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice, Luxardo Maraschino

As logger George Brackett paddled his canoe in Puget Sound in 1870, a rough windstorm forced him onto the beach at what would eventually become the town of Edmonds. Two years later, he purchased 147 acres for $650 and began logging his claim. Edmonds was incorporated in 1890 and George served as the town’s first mayor.

The Bollivar

Rittenhouse Rye, Carpano Antico, Fernet Branca, Luxardo Maraschino, Laphroaig rinse, orange peel

When Edmonds was seeking to become incorporated in 1890, the town was two short of the 300 residents needed. A committee was formed and informed the census taker he overlooked Bill and Bollivar Brackett. They were registered, and the town charter was granted. Later, the truth was revealed that Bollivar was an old bull belonging to George Brackett, founder of Edmonds, and Bill was George’s faithful cattle dog whose only job was to look after Bollivar.

The Schoolhouse Session

Zaya 12 year rum, Punt e Mes, Averna

In 1887, 15 children first attended class in a one-room schoolhouse ½ block north of George (Main) Street, just behind the current location of Salt & Iron.

The Founding Fourtner

Bulleit bourbon, lemon juice, simple, Lustua East India Solera sherry

Fred Fourtner, who attended the first school in Edmonds, went on to become the longest tenured mayor (a combined 18 years). He owned the Fourtner Building on the southeast corner of 5th and Main that currently houses Starbucks.

The Mill Fire

Montelobos mezcal, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino, lime juice

In 1909, a disastrous fire destroyed the “Jones Block” at 4th and Main, first permanent business block in Edmonds. The fire location is just across the street from the current location of Salt & Iron.

The Beeson Revival

Scratch G&T style gin, Crème de Violette, lime juice, grapefruit juice, simple

After the 1909 disastrous fire, F. Roscoe Beeson arrived from Indiana, and purchased the parcel and built a two-story concrete building with the distinctive Spanish Mission Revival style. Beeson served five terms as mayor of Edmonds (1918-1923)

The Uplift Society

Bombay Sapphire gin, Green Chartreuse, Yellow Chartreuse, orange bitters, lemon peel

The Uplift Society operated during Prohibition years under the auspices of a civic association of Edmonds businessmen. In reality, they met in a local basement to drink booze and escape their wives. In 2007, Brian Taylor of Daphnes Bar (on Main Street) reestablished the Society as a drinking club with a social conscience. The Uplift Society sponsors the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge at Brackett’s Landing to raise money for the Edmonds Historical Society.