Saturday, September 11, 2010

Andaz Fifth Avenue Reveals Cocktail Menu

The Andaz Fifth Avenue hotel bar still doesn't have a name. But it has a drink menu, put together by the estimable crew at Alcemy Consulting. And it has an opening date, Sept. 20. Given the inventive work Alchemy did with the Andaz downtown, I'm looking for for the service here. Below is the cocktail menu.

Some initial impressions: Nice to see Pimm's used in the signature drink, as this stuff doesn't get much play outside the Pimm's Cup (also on the menu; somebody likes Pimm's at Alchemy); interesting choice in using Wisconsin's Death's Door Gin for the Gimlet and Martini; always a pleasure to see Cocchi Americano on the menu; plenty of amari in play, and lots of variety in the vermouth department; the division of drinks into "shaken" and "stirred" both shows an authoritative stand on the cocktails in question, and making choosing a drink easier for the customer.

Alchemy Consulting
Andaz 5th Ave – Cellar Bar
Autumn Cocktail List

CELLAR DOOR Pimms #1, Lemon, Bergamot Syrup, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram 

Fresh Fruit Cobbler (Prairie Vodka, Lemon, Cocchi Americano, Fresh Fruit, Regans’ Orange Bitters)

Perry Grove (Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin, Lemon, Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur, Peychaud’s Bitters)

Lucullus (Scarlet Ibis Rum, Lemon, Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur, Angostura Bitters)

Mexican Firing Squad (Herradura Blanco Tequila, Lime, Pomegranate Molasses, Angostura Bitters)

Kentucky Islands (Old Forester Bonded 4 yr Bourbon, Lemon, Lazzaroni Amaretto, Pineapple, Nutmeg)

Skinny Tie (Tito’s Vodka, White Wine t.b.d. Regans’ Orange Bitters)

Seasonal Negroni (Ransom Old Tom Gin, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Campari, Amaro Nonino)

Velvet Spice (Sailor Jerry Rum, Punt e Mes, Velvet Falernum, House Orange Bitters)

Sin Gusano 
(Siete Leguas Blanco Tequila, Agave Syrup, Bitterman’s Chocolate Mole Bitters)

The Booted Manhattan (Sazerac 6 yr Rye, Carpano Antica, Cynar, Lagavulin)


Champagne Cocktail Sparkling, Sugar Cube, Angostura Bitters

Daiquiri El Dorado 3yr Rum, Simple Syrup, Lime

Gimlet Death’s Door Gin, Simple Syrup, Lime

Manhattan Sazerac 6yr Rye, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters

Margarita Herradura Blanco Tequila, Lime, Creole Shrubb Orange Liqueur

Martini Death’s Door Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, House Orange Bitters

Mojito El Dorado 3yr Rum, Lime, Mint, Angostura Bitters

Negroni Tanqueray Gin, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Campari, House Orange Bitters

Old Fashioned Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Demerara Syrup, Angostura Bitters

Pimms Cup Pimms #1, Lime, Cucumber, Mint

Sazerac Sazerac 6yr Rye, Demerara Syrup, Vieux Pontalier Absinthe, Peychaud’s Bitters

Sidecar Maison Surrenne Cognac, Lemon, Creole Shrubb Orange Liqueur, House Orange Bitters

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Quick question - can you fix one of the items on the menu? The Sin Gusano uses "Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters" - but it's listed as "Bitterman's Chocolate Mole Bitters".