Just making a big happy cocktailing mess over here.
Guys, it’s a Mad Men/Game of Thrones double header. This calls for a cocktail!
McKittrick old fashioned - bourbon, sherry, and chocolate bitters
Stopped by the new, no-secret-phone number-required Milk & Honey on 23rd Street today. Just like the times I visited the old locale on Eldridge Street, I discovered a new recipe I’d like to recreate. Aside from a strange looking-over at the door (pardon my scruffiness, sir), it was a chill evening. But with places like this charging $16 per drink, methinks it’s time to start flexing the cocktail shaking muscles and testing recipes for springtime rooftop imbibing. This one will make a fantastic nightcap.
The Bar at Campbell Apartment
This visually breathtaking, former private office tucked into the upper level of Grand Central Terminal is probably the least secret “speakeasy” in town. While the decor delivers loads of 1920s New York ambiance, the high-handed attitude from the staff and mediocre cocktails at $20 apiece definitely put a damper on things. If you’re wearing a fancy suit and have an expense account, or if you’ve commuted from Grand Central for over a decade and simply must satisfy your curiosity about this place, it’s worth a visit. Tip: If you’re tempted to take photos, be as discrete as possible and choose your shots wisely; they don’t take kindly to it. And don’t bother going at all if you’re wearing sneakers.
The “Bone Dry” at Evelyn Drinkery is a spiked house-made soda with acid phosphate added for tartness, like they used to do back in the days of soda fountains. Includes Vinho Verde, blanco tequila, lime, agave, cucumber, pineapple, radish, and jicama. Full review
Noblesse Oblige at Experimental Cocktail Club: cognac, quinquina, sherry, mezcal, mole Bitters, and orange oil. It sounds like a hot mess but it was really well-balanced and tasty. Full Review
Bangkok daiquiri with white rum, lime, and Thai basil (it’s green!) (Taken with Instagram at Booker and Dax at Ssäm)
How to Shake, Muddle, and Stir at Brooklyn Brewery
DIY barrel-aged cocktails, eh? Maybe it’s time to go back to booze school.
Bob Harris - Yamazaki scotch, nonino amaro, lemon, bitters (Taken with Instagram at Allswell)
Mexican Firing Squad - blanco tequila, grenadine, lime, bitters, soda.
Figured out a delicious way to use up that bottle of grenadine.