Skip to Content

Home / Blog / Home / Literary Libations with Inkwell

Literary Libations with Inkwell

With Father’s Day right around the corner and summertime knocking on our door, the Borsheims team is all about celebrations and entertaining this month. And while we may be the engagement destination we are a far cry from expert bartenders. So we thought it would be a perfect time to take a trip to one of our favorite local haunts and visit some friends at Inkwell Omaha for cocktail recipe inspiration that is easy to make and enjoy. Based on literary figures and books, each cocktail is a fun conversation starter that you’ll love just as much as your favorite novel.
First, a little about our partners. Inkwell is a 21+ neighborhood bar in Omaha’s Countryside Village. With an intimate patio, happy hour and book to read if you’re there solo, Inkwell is the perfect place to find cold beer, warm friends, cocktails, spirits and conversation. Just a few blocks from Regency Court and Borsheims, Inkwell and the Countryside Village Plaza are the perfect spots to grab lunch, dinner or drinks after work.
And, a bit about the glassware featured. Drinks at Inkwell generally come in two different glass styles; coupes and rocks. Bar staples through and through we wanted to show the versatility of each glass style while also showcasing some of the amazing stemware and glassware available in our Gift Gallery for gifting, registry or just updating your own bar. Waterford makes an amazing coupe that really showcased the beautiful Spring 75; both Juliska and Kate Spade’s Double Old Fashioneds were the perfect vessels for the Tennessee Williams and A. Dumas respectively and the Ascutney Whiskey glass from Simon Pearce let the cucumber whip on the Tijuana Brass take center stage. Their Classics menu is now available and Tyler, Inkwell’s owner, was nice enough to walk us through their recipe book. Try them at home or if you’re in town, stop by Inkwell for the atmosphere and great company this weekend.
Tennessee Williams | Stirred | Carine Double Old Fashioned Glass
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1/2 oz Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 & 1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s Rye
  • Absinthe Rinsed Glass
  • Flamed Orange Peel
Tijuana Brass | Shaken | Ascutney Whiskey Glass
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1 & 1/2 oz Sombra Mezcal Joven

Dump into glass with the shaken ice

Top with Cucumber Whip Cream (equal parts fresh cucumber juice, egg white, and simple syrup, charged in whip cream canister)

A. Dumas | Stirred | Charles Lane Smoke Double Old Fashioned Glass
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1/2 oz Montenegro Amaro
  • 2 oz Bacardi 8

Poured over fresh ice

Expressed Orange over the top

Spring 75 | Shaken | Elegance Belle Champagne Coupe
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon
  • 1/2 oz Boozy Botanicals Rose Syrup (available at The Simple Man Men’s Mercantile)
  • 1/2 oz St Germain
  • 1/2 oz Titos Vodka

Double strain into coupe

Top with La Marca Prosecco

Lemon Expression