by Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
May 17, 2007
The winners for this week’s BF are Raheli and Karen.
Your sweets will be waiting for you at Joe (9 E 13th St) tomorrow after 11am. Congratulations!
Thanks everyone for the overwhelming response to this week’s Baking Friday drawing!
Cyn and I are so excited to try out all the great drinks recommended!
Have a good weekend and check back next Friday for more goodies to win!
Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK OR COCKTAIL?
This week, we celebrate the 4th anniversary of ‘wichcraft, as well as the opening of it’s 8th store (which is in the original location of the very first ‘wichcraft at 11 E 20th St). Happy birthday, ‘wichcraft! 2 lucky winners have the chance to win 4 chocolate cupcakes or 12 cream’wiches from ‘wichcraft!
I’m not a huge drinker (I’m one of those Asians that can’t drink to save his life) but when I need a good stiff drink, I go to get a sidecar at Angel’s Share off of St. Mark’s Place. Bracingly strong, old school classy, and impeccably prepared. ‘Nuff said.
Clearly, I’m a ginger girl. The Jamaican Firefly at Flatiron Lounge gets my vote. But in the same vein and very nearly tied for first is the Ginger Smash at Employees Only.
The margarita made by bartender Daniel at Mexico Lindo. Cazadores tequila, Patron Citron, and a fresh lime in every glass… Mmmm…
My favorite drink is the Smoked Olive Martini at R.U.B. I wish I could have said that a cocktail at one of the important chef or stylish restaurants in the City was my favorite (as that is my favorite kind of food and restaurant). Alas R.U.B. is ultra casual and fun but that cocktail stands out as flavorful, rich, elegant, and interesting-and not (which would be the kiss of death for me) sweet.
If non-alcoholic drinks count, my fave is definitely the Frozen Virgin Mojito at Bite, the little outdoor stand at that pointy corner where Lafayette and Mulberry streets meet. Tons of fresh mint, fresh lime juice, sugar and ice, tossed in a blender. Divine!!
I’m a big fan of the bloody marys at Esperanto on 9th and C. They’re a great way to spice up my favorite $10 brunch.
scotch. straight up. texas style.
My favortie is the infused cucumber gin and soda from Mama’s Bar…the cuke cuts the juniper berry case, and totally compliments it. It’s the refreshing foray into summer that I’m needing right now!
ok. i had too many to remember the name, but these lemonade-tasting drinks at employees only are amazing. mmmmmm
You already know my absolute favorite, Angel Share’s “Groovy”, but other noteworthy cocktails I’ve enjoyed recently include: Gramercy Tavern’s “Gin – Ger & Tonic”, The Harrison’s “Elderflower Spritzer” and the “Spritz” at Employees Only.
nothing beats a leisurely afternoon at brooklyn brewery. anything that you drink there is enhanced by the roasty, yeasty and hoppy aromas wafting through the air.
classics rule: I love a latte with skim with any sandwich from wich’craft
My faves are seasonal – a dirty martini in the fall/winter and a dark and stormy – or a mojito! – in the spring/summer. Still exploring to find my favorite locale.
My favoirate drink is “Dirty Jane” at Jane..it’s a very dirty martini, made with home made pickled green tomatoes..yumm..I always ask for extra pickled green tomatoes as garnish
an Old Fashioned at Temple Bar
Frozen limoncello at Palma (especially on a spring day in their garden) or a glass of Ronnybrook milk with hot chocolate chip cookies at Milk and Cookies
Non-Alcoholic: Definitely the Eighties Milkshake at Max Brenner (thick milkshake made with vanilla cream and a floating scoop of ice cream covered with crunchy chocolate).... yummmm!
Alcoholic: Fraise Sauvage at Employees Only (Plymouth Gin, Wild Strawberries, Tahitian Vanilla & Fresh Lemon Juice, topped off with Mumm Joyesse Demi-Sec Champagne ).
The Tamarind Margarita at Tabla is my favorite. It has a hint of lime like margaritas should but also a fantastic bitter, tartness, salty flavor. It’s an amuse bouche in a martini glass.
I love the strawberry sangria at Bar Carrera…refreshing every time.
i’m going to keep it classic…
sitting outside at hudson bar and books with a tom collins. just can’t beat it.
I’m a simple gal. Grey Goose Cosmos at Trax in Penn Station.
So many to choose from, but I had a honeydew champagne cocktail at Babbo that was pretty amazing.
Watching an ice-cold gin martini be poured – perfectly – from a crystal shaker at Angel’s Share… it’s as good as arriving in heaven.
i luv the “northside special” at little branch…very refreshing with rum and fresh orange. i think it’s only available during the fall season.
“scenes in the city” at angel’s share is also super-deelish (despite the funny name).
I have two favorites in the city:
1) From A.O.C. Bedford: Diamond Fizz.
Gin, lemon juice, sugar and champagne. Yum!
2) From Pravda: Bohemian. Vodka & passion fruit concoction. No one can drink just one. More than two, though, can make for an interesting night!
The ginger martini at the Orchid lounge is like candy.
But, I agree that anything on tap at the Brooklyn Brewery is just perfect, and so tasty with ginger cookies [but you have to supply your own.]
My favorite is the bartender special at Little Branch. It’s always a surprise, and it’s always good!
I’ve definitely been pregnant and breastfeeding too long, because I can’t think of a single cocktail. But it has given me an excuse to enjoy many chocolate milkshakes from EJ’s Luncheonette. Mmmmm….
I love the Earlgrey marTEAni from Pegu club!
also, Rob from Employees Only makes a great sherry-lemonade cocktail with Stoli Ohranj.
The Maury Flight at A.O.C. Bedford: 2003, 1998, 1995, and 1977. In that order and the 1977 is sure worth the wait.
I love the bellinis at Gusto (60 Greenwich Ave). They are delicious and not too sweet.
Freeman’s, freeman’s, freeman’s! their signature is great…but you can also sit in the back w/ the blonde bartender dude(tname?) and he will make ones up for you…slu-u-u-rp!
lychee martini’s at verlain’s…even better during happy hour