Thursday, June 23, 2011

Spot- Light NYC: Pranna’s New Cocktail Menu


The Spice of…

033I recently attended an invite-only tasting for Pranna’s (79 Madison Ave, Manhattan) new Summer cocktail menu. Inspired by the Southeast Asian-influenced menu at the restaurant, cocktail consultant, Raphael Reyes created a lineup that infuses fresh ingredients and flavors from far-off places. There’s a little something for everyone, from cocktail connoisseurs to casual imbibers.

Those who are into sweet drinks will enjoy:

022Bison Leaves- Thai basil, fresh lemon juice, fresh pineapple, Hibiscus, Veev Acai Spirit, Zubrowka Vodka

Full bodied, but refreshing, this concoction’s fruity and floral flavors pretty much mask the taste of the alcohol. You definitely know it’s in there, though. The finish has almost a twinge of a licorice taste. All in all, it’s tasty and plays well with spicy dishes.


If you’re more of the crisp drink type, I suggest:


Silver Obha- Shiso, yuzu juice, fresh lemon juice, fresh pineapple juice, agave nectar, Partida Tequila

The first word that comes to mind with this one is refreshing. It’s flavor is citrusy, summery and perfect for a hot afternoon… oh and it’s got quite a kick.





Prefer to taste the liquor in your cocktail? Try:


Spiked Rabbit- Sage, agave nectar, lime juice, fresh carrot juice, yellow chartreuse, Combier Triple Sec, Milagro Silver Tequila

Don’t let the fact that it contains carrot juice scare you away. This cocktail is really delicious and slightly spicy. Still, it’s pretty light, so it’ll leave enough room for their falafel balls (YUM).




When you’re in the mood to sip something really spicy, order:


Irish Kampai- Angostura Bitters, maple syrup, Benedictine, Yamazaki Whiskey, Michael Collins Whiskey

The most “manly” of the drinks I sampled, it’s strong, pronounced flavor is also quite pleasant. Ladies, if you want to impress the guys at the bar with your sipping savvy… order this one.



The best advice I can give you is to go and look at the entire menu (see it online here). You may see something appetizing that I didn’t mention here… if you do, please come back and recommend it to your fellow readers. I only listed 4 of 13, AND they have virgin drinks, too.

*NOTE: Irish Kampai photo by Abigail Ekue

1 comment:

  1. I'm more of a sweet girl who enjoys that little punch of alcohol in my drink, so I'd probably go for the first one. They all look de-lish though!

    Enter my Orient Watch give away!

    -Shanny "Empress"