Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Booze News:’s First Ever NYC Cocktail Week


NYC Cocktail WeekCocktail connoisseurs, start your engines. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the first ever New York City Cocktail Week, presented by Guests at some of the city’s hottest restaurants, including Red Rooster and 1534, will be able to purchase two drinks and one dish for $20.11 (wondering if it’ll be $20.12 next year). Proceeds will benefit City Harvest and The Museum of the American Cocktail (a place I MUST visit one day).

If you’re not in the New York area, but want to try a couple of the cocktails at home, take a crack at making one of these:

No Mames

Don Julio No Mames

1½ ounces Don Julio Reposado Tequila
1 ounce Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
3/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
½ ounce Pink Grapefruit Juice
3 sprays of St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

Directions: Take chilled cocktail glass and apply the chipotle salt on half of the rim and spray the allspice dram inside. Put the rest of the ingredients into a mixing glass. Add large, cold ice and shake vigorously for 6 seconds. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass.

Pimm’s Cup

Pimm's Cup

2 ounces Pimm’s No 1
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
3 thin cucumber wheels
6-7 fresh mint leaves
1 ounce ginger ale

Directions: Pour Pimm’s, Cointreau and lime juice into a Collins glass. Add cucumbers and mint. Fill with large cold ice and cover glass with a small shaker top. Shake briefly and top off with ginger ale.

Participating Restaurants:

1534, Death & Company, Daddy-O, Pranna, Employees Only, Fort Defiance, La Biblioteca de Tequila, Lani Kai, Macao Trading Co., Red Rooster, Respite, The Rum House, Rye, Vandaag, Pegu Club and Ward III.

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