Thursday, January 29, 2009

More NYC Neighborhood Cocktails

If you're a bartender and you're thinking of creating a cocktail called the Gravesend, you better hurry. Brooklyn neighborhoods, as cocktail names, are at a premium.

My current feature in Time Out New York about the new breed of libations named after NYC nabes has unearthed yet more drinks with localized labels. I had bemoaned in a previous post that there was no cocktail named after my Brooklyn neighborhood: Carroll Gardens. I was wrong. Bartender Joachim Simo of the East Village's Death & Co. wrote to notify me that he himself had invented a Carroll Gardens cocktail a year ago, and it's been on the menu at both D&Co and the Flatiron Lounge.

Furthermore, Joachim's colleague Phil Ward has a cocktail called the Buskwick.

Here are the recipes for those who want to try them at home:

Carroll Gardens (Joaquin Simo)
2 oz Rittenhouse rye
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Nardini Amaro
tsp Luxardo Maraschino

Squeeze lemon twist over the drink, wipe the rim with the peel and discard.

Bushwick (Phil Ward)
2 oz Rittenhouse rye
3/4 oz Carpano Antica sweet vermouth
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino
1/4 oz Amer Picon

Stir over cracked ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. No garnish.


J-town girlz said...

Those drinks sound really good. I thought I would share my favorite martini just in time for VDay!

1 oz. Absolut
1 oz. Le Tourment Vert
1 oz. Chambord
1 oz. Pineapple juice
- Shake well and strain into chilled cocktail glass
- Garnish with lemon twist

Anonymous said...

need absinthe drink!!!

Mr said...

i heard of those drinks... there are alot of new exotic drinks on the market right now. Especially since that new Absinthe hit the shelf

Anonymous said...

great recipes.. heres one of my personal favs:

Easily batched for the mini carafe bottles
1oz Le Tourment Absinthe
1/2oz Apple Pucker
1/2oz Sweet Sour
Splash Cranberry Juice
- Shake well and strain into rocks glass

goldenchild said...

Is absinthe popular in NYC?

Robert Simonson said...

Goldenchild: sorta. People are interested. I don't know that they love it to death.

Mr said...

yaw are banana's but i believe absinthe makes some good mixed drinks