Wednesday, November 24, 2010

John Dory Cocktail Menu Prosecco Happy

Is John Dory chef April Bloomfield mad for Prosecco, or is it Sasha Petraske, who created the cocktail list for the newly opened oyster bar?

Either way, there's more of the tank-fermented, cheap Italian sparkler on this cocktail menu than perhaps any in town. It's there in the Negroni Sbagliato (substituting for the gin in a Negroni), in the Williams "75" (substituting for the gin and/or Cognac in a French "75"), and in the Veronicocktail (a kind of gingered Kir Royale, with pomegranate molasses instead of creme de cassis).

I suppose the general notion is sparkling wine goes well with seafood, and Prosecco is more cost effective than Champagne. Otherwise, there's a lot of gin, citrus juice and ginger in these drinks. A light-hearted and white-liquored list overall, made for light-bodied food. 

The menu:

Negroni Sbagliato (Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Prosecco) 12

TBD (Aperol, Lillet, Prosecco, Lemon Peel) 12

Williams “75” (poire williams, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Prosecco) 12

Cucumber Rickey (Gin, Lime Juice, Sugar, muddled cucumber) 12

Spring Forward (Gin, Vermouth Bianco, Spring Onion) 12

Fall Back Cocktail (Applejack, Rye, Amaro Nonino, vermouth, Peychaud) 12

Star Daisy (Curacao, Gin, Applejack, Lemon Juice) 12

Caracas Buck (anejo Rum, Ginger syrup, Lime Juice) 12

St Germain Cocktail (St. Germain, Sauvignon Blanc, soda) 12

Lado Este (Blanco Tequila, Lime Juice, Sugar, Cucumber, Mint leaves) 12

Sweet Tea With White Rum or Vodka (Lemon, Sugar, Tea) 12

Strawberry Collins (Gin or Vodka, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Strawberry) 14

Bottlerocket (Blanco Tequila, lime juice, honey syrup, Jalapeno) 12

Veronicocktail (Prosecco, House Made Pomegranate Molasses, Ginger) 12

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