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Ninety years ago, Max “Boo Boo”Hoff ran what may have been the largest bootlegging ring in American history. In Prohibition-era Philadelphia his crews working under the front of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company moved so many barrels the organization was estimated to bring in $5 million a year. The key to his success was simple: Americans loved booze. The “Noble Experiment” didn’t change anybody’s mind about whiskey, gin or applejack, but it did nearly destroy what had u
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     N    inety years ago, Max “Boo Boo”Hoff ran what may havebeen the largest bootlegging ring in American history. InProhibition-era Philadelphia his crews working under thefront of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company moved somany barrels the organization was estimated to bring in $5million a year. The key to his success was simple: Americansloved booze. The “Noble Experiment” didn’t change anybody’smind about whiskey, gin or applejack, but it did nearly destroywhat had until that time been a thriving American art form.One hundred years ago, a Philadelphian could have walkedinto any number of drinking establishments andordered an Old Fashioned, a Sidecar or philly’s own CloverClub and had a drink lovingly prepared by a qualified barkeep.By that time, the culture of the cocktail was at its zenith. Menand women across the country had taken the lessons ofnineteenth century masters like Jerry “The Professor” Thomasand ran with them, Learning a few tricks of their own alongthe way.Today across America, stalwart bartenders are striving toreturn to our country’s heritage. We at The Franklin believePhiladelphia deserves to once again take its rightful placeat the forefront of American drinking culture in the twenty-first century.  Starbuck Swizzle ~12 gin, bonal, green chartreuse, house honeydew syrup, freshpineapple and lime juices, orange bitters The Atlantic City Conference~12 applejack, ruby port, velvet falernum, house grenadine,demerara, fresh lemon and lime juices, angostura bitters Red Medicine~12 scotch, pimm’s #1, house grapefruit and cinnamon syrups,demerara, fresh lime juice, angostura and grapefruit bitters The Trinity test~12 jamaican rum, gin, creme de cacao, cynar, sambucca,fresh lime juice Friday Foster ~14 banana infused venezuelan rum, punt e mes, cream, cane, eggyolk, aromatic bitters            rin       s      erved       n      rushed       ce  Cool It Down  B       cause           a      es      hei           a           ce      o           eri      usly       an P       ila        el           i     Oh! Sweet nothing ~ 12 gin, bonal, fino sherry, jamaican rum,house green apple syrup, fresh lime juice, boker’s bittersserved up Ms. Stackhouse ~ 12 gin, zucca, honey, fresh lime juice, strawberry, saltserved tall with soda Rich Kid Blues ~ 12 cognac, maraschino liqueur, house ginger syrup,fresh orange and lemon juices, blackberryserved in a flute with champagne Bonanza Jellybean ~ 13 bourbon, jamaican rum, punt e mes, aperol, house ginger syrup,fresh lime juice, apricot preserves, mintserved on the rocks with soda Corpse Flower ~ 12 haitian rum, amontillado sherry, creme de cacao,orange liqueur, house raspberry syrup, fresh lime juiceserved up Long Tall Shorty ~ 12 reposado tequila, cocchi americano, house watermelon syrup,fresh lemon juice, jamaican jerk bittersserved tall with soda easy going  B       cause      ometimes       e pa            f        ea           sistance      s       e s       uti      the flowing bowl  B       cause      ometimes       e      nswer      s punc              ou           outh    P       nc          as       e       randa                 he      oc       tail.W                  e F       an        in        ove      his      -     isunde           verag     . A        punches           erved     single      ervings,     a      afes      fou          six    ,     n           ma             n             a        g             ls. B       ls      a      e      ime            e       a           n           m      ,     n                ean                         x       rience           a           mong       ends.      in             f        t      s       e  sixteen     &      even      en           entury       quiva       en                 ttle      ervice.
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