Von’s Favorite Cocktails & Drinks

Von’s Favorite Cocktails is a celebrated feature of both the Seattle and Woodinville restaurants, demonstrating a passion for mixology that combines classic technique with a Pacific Northwest flair. The selection in Seattle is influenced by the city’s vibrant, cosmopolitan energy, featuring bold, innovative drinks. Meanwhile, in Woodinville, renowned for its wine country, the cocktail offerings have a rustic charm. Favorites include the “Smoked Oak & Cherry Manhattan,” showcasing our local whiskey. Both restaurants exemplify Von’s commitment to locally sourced, high-quality ingredients and creative mixology, presenting guests with a truly unique cocktail experience that captures the spirit of their respective locales.

Bar Boss™ Bourbon's affinity for charred oak and smoke is an idyllic pair with Mulassano Rosso and brandied cherries. Smoked tableside

1. Smoked Oak & Cherry Manhattan

Bar Boss™ Bourbon’s affinity for charred oak and smoke is an idyllic pair with Mulassano Rosso and brandied cherries. Smoked tableside. The Smoked Oak & Cherry Manhattan is a contemporary reimagination of a classic cocktail, brimming with character and depth. At its foundation is the sturdy embrace of oak-infused whiskey, a spirit marked by its rich, smoky flavor profile that adds a robust base note to the cocktail. This smokiness is then further amplified by an expertly orchestrated tableside smoking process, turning this Manhattan variant into a multi-sensory spectacle. But what truly sets this blend apart is the subtle sweetness of cherries. Whether muddled into the cocktail or simply used as a garnish, the cherries add a luscious twist to the otherwise strong, woody flavors, invoking a delightful contrast that sparks intrigue with each sip. This Smoked Oak & Cherry Manhattan is not merely a cocktail, but an intimate exploration of flavors — an audacious dance between the warm depth of smoked oak, the comforting familiarity of Manhattan’s vermouth and bitters, and the tantalizingly sweet whispers of cherry. It’s a narrative of taste, one that weaves nostalgia and innovation into a drinking experience that’s as unforgettable as it is satisfying.

2. Pineapple Old Fashioned

Bar Boss™ Bourbon, pineapple, Angostura, cane syrup. The Pineapple Old Fashioned is a delightful twist on the classic cocktail, blending the rich, smooth notes of Bar Boss™ Bourbon with the tropical sweetness of pineapple. This cocktail transports your taste buds to sun-kissed shores with each luxurious sip. The addition of Angostura bitters lends a subtle complexity, perfectly complementing the sweet tang of pineapple, while cane syrup brings a velvety sweetness that ties all the flavors together harmoniously. As you savor this exquisite libation, imagine yourself reclining in a vintage lounge, surrounded by the warm glow of candlelight and the gentle murmur of conversation, indulging in a moment of pure bliss. Whether savored as a sophisticated nightcap or shared amongst friends, our Pineapple Old Fashioned promises an unforgettable experience that delights the senses and leaves a lasting impression.

3. Boysenberry Mojito

Bar Boss™ Vodka, boysenberry, mint, lemon, cucumber. Prepare to embark on a sensory journey with our signature Boysenberry Mojito, a masterpiece featuring the smooth sophistication of Bar Boss™ Vodka. Infused with the succulent essence of boysenberry, this cocktail exudes a delightful balance of tartness and sweetness, complemented by the invigorating burst of fresh mint leaves. The zesty notes of lemon intertwine seamlessly with the crispness of cucumber, adding layers of complexity to each sip. As you savor this refreshing libation, imagine yourself strolling through a sun-drenched garden, where the tantalizing aroma of ripe berries and fragrant herbs fills the air, creating an oasis of pure bliss. Whether enjoyed on a warm summer afternoon or as a vibrant accompaniment to a lively gathering, our Boysenberry Mojito is sure to elevate any occasion with its vibrant flavors and exquisite charm.

4. Espresso Martini

Bar Boss™ Vodka, cold brew espresso, coffee liqueur. Elevate your evening with our Espresso Martini, a decadent creation featuring the unparalleled smoothness of Bar Boss™ Vodka. Crafted to perfection, this sophisticated libation marries the robust intensity of cold brew espresso with the velvety richness of coffee liqueur, resulting in a harmonious blend that tantalizes the palate and invigorates the senses. With each luxurious sip, you’ll be transported to a chic café nestled in the heart of a bustling city, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee dances in the air and the ambiance is infused with a sense of timeless elegance. Whether enjoyed as an after-dinner indulgence or a sophisticated pick-me-up during a night on the town, our Espresso Martini promises to awaken your taste buds and ignite your passion for exquisite cocktails. So, sit back, savor the moment, and let the indulgent allure of this classic libation envelop you in a world of pure delight.

Bar Boss™ Gin, Yuzu marmalade, fresh citrus and a pop of red boba

5. Little Yuzu Flower

Bar Boss™ Gin, Yuzu marmalade, fresh citrus and a pop of red boba. The Little Yuzu Flower Gin cocktail, punctuated with yuzu marmalade, fresh citrus, and a pop of red boba, is a refreshing, delightful blend that’s as charming in its aesthetics as it is tantalizing on the palate. The core of this vibrant cocktail is Little Yuzu Flower Gin, a spirit redolent with botanicals and the unmistakable zingy essence of yuzu – a citrus fruit that merges the tartness of grapefruit with overtones of mandarin orange. Stirred into this is a dollop of yuzu marmalade, which lends a satisfyingly sweet tang, while freshly squeezed citrus adds a bright acidity that heightens the yuzu’s inherent freshness. But the true surprise of this concoction lies in the playful addition of red boba – chewy, sweet spheres that burst with flavor and add a delightful contrast in texture. This bevy of components creates an effervescent cocktail experience that’s both familiar and exotic, the citrusy sourness beautifully balanced by the sweet, fruity spheres. With every sip of the Little Yuzu Flower Gin cocktail, one is transported into a blossoming citrus orchard, the taste an irresistible invitation to enjoy the fleeting, beautiful moment of yuzu in full bloom.

6. Hibiscus Heatwave

Bar Boss™ Gin, hibiscus reduction, hot honey, lemon, hibiscus cloud foam. Step into a realm of sensory delight with our Hibiscus Heatwave cocktail, a mesmerizing fusion of flavors starring Bar Boss™ Gin. This captivating libation begins with a base of hibiscus reduction, infusing the drink with a vibrant hue and a delightful floral essence that dances on the palate. The subtle heat of hot honey adds a kick, perfectly balanced by the bright acidity of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Topping off this masterpiece is our signature hibiscus cloud foam, which not only adds a velvety texture but also transforms the cocktail into a visual spectacle. Watch in awe as the drink changes color before your eyes, a mesmerizing display of culinary alchemy as the hibiscus foam infuses into the elixir below. Each sip is a journey of discovery, awakening the senses and transporting you to a realm where flavor and spectacle intertwine in perfect harmony. Whether enjoyed as a refreshing aperitif or a sophisticated nightcap, the Hibiscus Heatwave promises an unforgettable experience that delights the palate and captivates the imagination.

A Bar Boss™ Bourbon punch with Aperol, coconut rum and a blend of tropical juices. Sparkled tableside

7. Hula Hula Punch

Light & coconut rum, guava, tropical juices. Sparkled tableside. Indulge in a taste of the tropics with our Hula Hula Punch, a vibrant concoction featuring a blend of Light & coconut rum, guava, and tropical juices that promises to transport you to sun-kissed shores with every sip. As if the flavors weren’t enough, we elevate the experience with a fun sparkler that we light right at your table, transforming your celebration into a dazzling spectacle that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re marking a birthday, kicking off an early weekend, or simply reveling in the joy of a Friday, let’s raise a glass and toast to the moment. With the Hula Hula Punch in hand, every occasion becomes an opportunity to savor the sweetness of life and create unforgettable memories that will be cherished for years to come. Cheers to indulgence, togetherness, and the simple joy of celebrating life’s moments, big and small.

8. Jalisco Hot Honeybee

Tequila, hot honey, watermelon, lime. Embark on a fiery journey with our Jalisco Hot Honeybee cocktail, a perfect blend of Tequila, hot honey, watermelon, and lime that promises to ignite your taste buds and awaken your senses. Crafted with the finest Tequila, this libation boasts a bold and smoky flavor profile that serves as the perfect canvas for the sweet heat of our signature hot honey. The addition of watermelon adds a refreshing twist, infusing the drink with a burst of juicy sweetness that perfectly complements the citrusy zing of lime. Each sip is a harmonious dance of flavors, transporting you to the sun-drenched fields of Jalisco, where the vibrant colors and bold flavors of Mexico come to life. Whether you’re looking to spice up your evening or simply savoring the moment, the Jalisco Hot Honeybee is sure to leave a lasting impression, tantalizing your taste buds and leaving you craving more.

9. Champagne Guava Margarita

Tequila, guava, Triple Sec, lime, bubbles. Introducing our Champagne Guava Margarita, a luxurious twist on the classic cocktail that promises to elevate your drinking experience to new heights. Crafted with the finest Tequila, the smooth and robust flavor profile serves as the perfect foundation for the tropical sweetness of guava and the zesty brightness of lime. Triple Sec adds a hint of citrusy complexity, while the pièce de résistance is the effervescent touch of bubbles, imparting a delightful fizz that dances on the palate with each sip. This opulent libation embodies the perfect balance of flavors and textures, offering a refreshing escape for the senses and leaves a lasting impression. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a moment of indulgence, the Champagne Guava Margarita is the epitome of sophistication and refinement. So, raise a glass and toast to life’s pleasures – with this exquisite concoction in hand, what more could you possibly ask for?

Mezcal, sunburst simple, citric acid

10. Mezcal con Cítricos

Mezcal, sunburst simple, citric acid. The Mezcal con Cítricos is a cocktail that celebrates the profound complexities of agave, while introducing a vibrant citrusy edge that truly sets it apart. The centerpiece of this enticing blend is mezcal, a spirit revered for its depth of flavor, carrying a smoky sophistication that hints at its time-honored method of production. The smokiness of the mezcal is contrasted and brightened by the sunburst simple, a citrus-infused syrup that imparts a splash of sweet, sun-kissed zest. This orangey note pays homage to the sunshine-drenched orchards where the citrus fruits grow, bringing a piece of their radiant warmth straight into the cocktail glass. The addition of citric acid further amplifies the cocktail’s tart dimensions, lifting the drink’s overall profile and creating a lively, refreshing bite that beautifully offsets the rich smokiness of the mezcal. This Mezcal con Cítricos cocktail is a stunning marriage of deep, earthy flavors with the exhilarating freshness of citrus. It’s a drink that commands your attention, each sip telling a tale of tradition, passion, and the vibrancy of nature’s bounty.

11. Coco Nada

Rum, coconut cream, pineapple, ginger, hibiscus cloud foam. It’s not what you think, it’s better. Prepare to be transported to a tropical paradise with our Coco Nada cocktail, a delightful concoction that defies expectations and surpasses imagination. Crafted with the finest Rum, the Coco Nada boasts a rich and complex flavor profile that serves as the perfect canvas for the luscious sweetness of coconut cream and the tangy brightness of pineapple. But what truly sets this libation apart is the unexpected twist of ginger, adding a subtle yet invigorating kick that dances on the palate with each sip. Topping off this masterpiece is our signature hibiscus cloud foam, a velvety layer of indulgence that not only adds a touch of elegance but also infuses the drink with a mesmerizing visual appeal. As you savor the Coco Nada, you’ll find yourself transported to a sun-drenched oasis, where the gentle rustle of palm trees and the scent of exotic blooms fill the air, enveloping you in a sense of blissful serenity. So, banish all preconceptions and prepare to be pleasantly surprised – the Coco Nada is not what you think, it’s better in every possible way.

Yes, after 25 years Von's still offers the original cocktail bargain. Manhattan, Vodka or Gin Martini. For the discriminating imbiber. No returns

12. Our Scratch Manhattan or Martini

Yes, after 25 years Von’s still offers the original cocktail bargain. Manhattan, Vodka or Gin Martini. For the discriminating imbiber. No returns. Perfect for connoisseurs seeking to enjoy a classic cocktail elevated by attention to detail and a commitment to quality ingredients.