Baltimore's Bluebird Cocktail Room’s new spring cocktail menu is an homage to part two of Erasmus Darwin's poem "The Botanical Garden: The Loves of the Plants" in which he romanticizes the invaluable system of botany. Eighteen imaginative cocktails are based in plant, floral and herbal ingredients.
The new menu--which launched March 20 with 18 cocktails--is inspired by the bar’s two great loves, according to co-owner Paul Benkert: great literature and the world of botany. The 105-seat space, after all, is named for Charles Bukowski’s poem “Bluebird.”
Click through our gallery to see the drinks and learn more about the inspiration behind each.
*Not pictured in the gallery: Sooth the Sultry ($16): Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Busnel Calvados,Yellow Chartreuse, Sugarcane