Gertrude's Libations | Desert Botanical Garden

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Gertrude’s bar features a rotating selection of local and regional favorites. Menu is available on-site and subject to change.

SPECIALTY COCKTAILS


 Devil’s Journey Manhattan | $13

Bourbon and Rye Mix + Vermouth + “Elemakule Tiki” and Coffee Bitters

 

Pom 75 | $12
Gin + Pomegranate Tequila + Fresh Lemon Juice + Bubbles + Pomegranate Arils

 

Cactus Cosmo  | $13
Orange Vodka + AZ Cactus Water + Fresh Lime + Cranberry + Prickly Pear Nectar

 

Garden ‘Rita | $13

Jalapeño Infused Tequila + Lime Simple Syrup + Triple Sec + Blood Orange + Fresh Lime + Fresh Cilantro (served on the rocks with a salted rim)

 

Sangria Slush | $12

AZ Provisioner Wine + Apple Juice + Pineapple Juice + Hard Cider + Rum-Soaked Fruit


Mariposa Lemon Drop | $13
Limone Gin + Vodka + Lemon Simple Syrup + Butterfly Pea Tea Ice


Mojave Mojito | $12
AZ Gin + Fresh Lime + Blackberry Simply Syrup + Fresh Mint + Thyme + Elderflower


Classic Margarita  | $10

Tequila + Triple Sec + House Lime Simple Syrup


Turn up the flavor on your Margarita for only $2 – choose one of the following:

Strawberry-Hibiscus, Prickly Pear, Dragon Fruit or Guava-Tajin

 

Beer

 

Crafts Package Beers

Arizona selections

State 48 Cherry Sour | $8

Huss “AZ Light” Lager | $8

PHX Brewing Golden Ale | $8

O.H.S.O. Brewing “Boom Dynamite” IPA | $8

Grand Canyon Brewing “Sunset Amber” Amber Ale | $8

College Street “Big Blue Van” Blueberry Vanilla Wheat | $8

Other package selections

Heineken 0.0 Non-Alcoholic | $6
Hard Apple Cider | $8
Modelo Especial | $8
Negra Modelo | $8


Craft on draught

Arizona selections

Dragoon IPA | $7

SanTan HefeWeizen | $7

SanTan Juicy Jack Hazy IPA | $7

Grand Canyon American Pilsner | $7

Historic Brewing “Pie Hole” Porter | $7

Uncle Bear’s “Head to Tail” Amber Ale | $7

State 48 Brewing “Desert Vibes” Mexican Lager | $7

Papago Brewing “Cherry Blossom” Unfiltered Wheat | $7

 

Other draught

Schilling Blackberry-Pear Cider | $7

 

 

Wine

** Denotes Arizona Selections


ROSÉS & SPARKLINGS

Brut Rosé, Bouvet-Ladubay, “Excellence”, France  | $11/42

(Sparkling: hints of lychee, spice, with a floral aroma)


Prosecco, Toresello, Italy | $12/46

(Extra dry fruit, effervesced; reminiscent of the passion of Italy)


**Rosé, Pillsbury, “One Night Stand”, Cochise, AZ | $13/50

(Rare Sangiovese-Zinfandel blend with a floral nose of geranium; wild strawberry and hints of walnut on the palate)


**Rosé, Rune, Cochise County, AZ | $16/62

(Sheer color and very crisp, clean, and light in taste, with vivid raspberry flavors and great acidity)


Rosé, DAOU, Paso Robles, CA | $19/74

(Generous aromas of fresh peach, Bartlett pear and nectarine, with subtle notes of hyacinth, apricot and crushed rose petals. The palate is delightfully silky, underlying a clean, fresh crispness delivering enticing flavors of mango, Crenshaw melon, lemon chiffon and tangerine) 

Crisp Whites

Riesling, Dr. Loosen, Germany | $11/42

(Stone fruit, apple, lime leaves, sweet start with a mineral finish)

 

Picpoul de Pinet, Florensac, Languedoc, France | $12/46

(Aromas of apples and peaches with an elegant palate and fresh mouth-watering finish)

 

Pinot Grigio, Peter Zemmer, Alto Adige, Italy | $13/50

(100% Pinot Grigio from familial vineyards. Soft pressed, static decanted, fermented in steel vats)  

MEDIUM & FULL-BODIED WHITES

Sauvignon Blanc, Jules Taylor, Marlborough, New Zealand | $15/58

(Passion fruit, grapefruit, exotic stone fruit, and gooseberry)

 

Bourgogne Blanca, unoaked, Lamblin et Fils, France | $15/58

(Lemon curd and juicy pear with hints of minerality Segway to a Chablis mouthfeel, finishing dry and full with hints of ripe peach)

 

**Chenin Blanc Blend, Pillsbury, “Wild Child White”, Cochise, AZ | $14/54

(Estate blend with a heady, fragrant, dry juice that is dry-yet-fruity; light-to-medium body)


Chardonnay, Michael David, “Freakshow”, Russian River, CA | $13/50

(Enchanting and flirtatious – crisp and fruit driven, with aromas of apricot, honeycomb, citrus and toasted caramel)

 

LIGHT & BRIGHT REDS

**Sangiovese Blend, Page Springs, “Mule’s Mistake”, Verde Valley, AZ | $12/46

(Arizona’s answer to Pinot Noir; Juicy, bright red fruits combine as a light-bodied blend)

 

Cru Beaujolais, Domaine de la Bêche, Régnié, France -Certified Sustainable- | $14/54

(Black gamay fruit driven wine with notes of cinnamon and dry raisins; vibrant)           

 

Pinot Noir, Sokol Blosser, Dundee Hills, OR | $18/70

(Aromas of black tea and ripe raspberries, followed by bright flavors of rainier cherries)


**Mourvèdre, Bruzzi, AZ | $18/70

(Fresh berries, potpourri, black pepper, and graphite on the nose with a palate of black cherries and warm spices)

 

MEDIUM-BODIED REDS

Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus Vineyards, “Bonanza”, Napa Valley, CA  | $12/46

(Blackberries, Vanilla, Toasted Oak, and Currant)   

 

**Sangiovese Blend, Pillsbury, “Wild Child Red”, Cochise, AZ | $14/54

(Signature high desert grapes aged in neutral oak for 11 months; bright, easy-drinking dry red with earthy notes)

 

**Grenache, Rune, Cochise County, AZ | $16/62

(A robust yet delicate rendition of the varietal that was small lot fermented with wild yeast from the vineyard)             


Malbec, Domaine Bousquet, Mendoza, Argentina -Certified Sustainable- | $13/50

(Rich expressions of raspberry, black currant, cassis, and fig with hints of chocolate and tobacco on the finish)

 

Cabernet Franc, Michael David, “Inkblot”, Lodi, CA | $13/50

(Hints of freshly crushed blackberry, pepper, plum, and tobacco mid-palate with a touch of graphite on the finish; decadent velvet tannins)

FULLER-BODIED REDS

Syrah Blend, Marietta Cellars, “Christo”, Sonoma Coast, CA | $18/70

(Piquant with a smack of black pepper, lifted by the scent of dried roses; dense, rich, and long. The nose continues to balance deep berry, savory herb and mineral earth characters)  

 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Botanica, “Big Flower”, South Africa | $18/70

(Emerges with a burst of black fruit. While generous, there are firm and silken tannins with touches of cedar spice and aromatic greens to balance this lush sip)

 

Petit Verdot and Petit Sirah Blend, DAOU, “Bodyguard”, Paso Robles, | $19/74

(Notes of cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, and sweet pipe tobacco are rounded out with whispers of truffle, toffee, mocha, and menthol.  A juicy, fleshy palate offers bright, generous flavors of cherry, cranberry, strawberry, and blueberry accented with black raspberry and tamarind)

 

BY THE BOTTLE

Champagne, Taittinger, Brut la Francaise, France | $124

(Delightful palate of apricot and ripe apple; generously tempered by a bright acidity while maintaining elegant poise)

 

Pinot Noir, Benovia Winery, Russian River, CA | $124

(Intense aromas of meadow herbs, Rainier cherries, and intense mineral notes that finish with an ethereally foral aromatic quality; sensual texture and impressive length)

 

Malbec, Caymus Vineyards, “Red Schooner, Voyage 9”, Napa Valley, CA | $119

(Andes Mtn grapes fermented and aged in Napa Valley for an earthy nose of plums and date, wildflowers, and leather; Unusually soft in tannins, the smokey brown spice finish leaves the drinker wanting for more)

Tasty Drinks

For All Ages

Berry-Basil Lemonade | $4
House-Made Lemonade + Fresh Herbs + Berries


House-Brewed Iced Toddy | $4

Cold-Filtered, Highly Caffeinated Iced Coffee


Coca-Cola Products | $3.50

Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Root Beer, Ginger Ale


Coffee by Espressions | $3.50
Proprietary Roast Blend


Iced Teas by Espressions | $3.50
Watermelon Green or Traditional Black


Big Marble Ginger Beer | $4.25
Arizona’s Own


Lauro Sparkling Cactus Water | $6


Slushie | $7

Hause Restaurant Group, owned by Alan and Chantal Hause, is the privileged operator of this noteworthy restaurant, located just inside the Desert Botanical Garden.


Plants and People of the Sonoran Desert Trail closed through Oct.
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