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Cocktails and Spirits to Rave About

by Cynthia Sin-Yi Cheng
July 30, 2007

113 St Marks Pl
through the phone booth in Crif Dogs
(1st Ave & Ave A)
New York, NY 10009
Cocktails: $11

Pisco Sour is on cocktail lists everywhere, but PDT has the most delicious and stunning one in town. The consistency of this Peruvian staple is just right, and the frothy, cappuccinolike foam from the whipped egg white holds up nicely. All this in a Stefano Giovannoni-designed Alessi martini glass too elegant for words.

Fever-Tree Mixers
Food Emporium
Four-pack for $5.99

A recent coup de coeur: Fever-Tree mixers. No more saccharine tonics with big, aggressive bubbles to fret over. FT’s Premium Indian Tonic Water is made with natural ingredients ranging from Tanzanian bitter orange oils to African marigold. Try their bitter lemon to recreate traditional drinks such as Pimm’s Cup, or whip up a Yellow-Fever with one part gin (I’d use Hendrick’s), three parts bitter lemon, and a dash of orange juice. Enrich the experience by trying different types of glasses to serve your drinks in!

Fette Sau
354 Metropolitan Ave
(Roebling & Havemeyer Sts)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bourbons: $5 to $25 per 2 oz. shot

And for the aficionado, there is the bourbon at Fette Sau where you will find several tasty single-barrel examples. I like that my order came with a small glass medicine dropper of iced water encouraging me to customize the amber drink to my liking.


Comments (1)

Courtney Cochran

Jul 31, 07:30 AM

I tried the Fever Tree mixers at a trade event here in San Francisco and agree they’re amazing. So wonderfully aromatic and totally NOT overbearing! They merit the best booze to complement their subtlety, no doubt.

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