TUOME: On Friday, this Alphabet City gem will launch their new low-abv cocktail program. Previously only offering beer and wine, Tuome will now feature a menu of creative cocktails utilizing low-alcohol spirits and liqueurs with drinks, like The Jaded Ginger with sherry and vermouth and the flavorful sake-based Fire In The Sky. Sidle up to the bar for a cocktail, and snack on chef Thomas Chen's complimentary 'Chips & Dip' -- crispy taro chips served with house-made ricotta drizzled with a burnt scallion oil and black sesame. Yum! View the new booze menu...
ATWOOD KITCHEN & BAR ROOM: This week Atwood launched their summer menu created by Gil Bouhana. Enjoy the breeze at a table next to the floor-to-ceiling open windows and cool down with The Bourbon Cat made with Virgil Kaine's Ginger-Infused Bourbon or the Ilegal Mezcal-based Sonnet Cooler. View the new booze menu...
THE LATE LATE BAR & SPIRIT GROCER: The Irish-inspired bar on Houston revamped the menu just in time for the sweltering weather. Does a cold Guinness cool you down in summer? Try one of the six Guinness-inspired cocktails. So you like Fireball shots? Once you go Hellfire Shot you never go back. Want to keep up the beach-bod you worked all spring for? Don't worry, the Skinny Whiskey is your new best friend in a glass. View the new booze menu...
HOT HAPPY HOUR
SINGL: Introducing a Brazilian style happy hour from Monday through Saturday, 4:30 - 7pm! Guests can enjoy $6 Classic Caipirinhas and Pisco Vespers, and $5 Craft Beers. A special Brazilian menu of shareable snacks from Botequim, SingL's sister restaurant, will be available at $7 each. View venue information...
ILILI : 'Let's have a Qui Qui'! Not only does Ilili have an incredible Mediterranean brunch and great views of the parade, but they're also offering FREE QUI cocktails this weekend. What more could you ask for?! Head to Ilili for brunch during their fabulous Pride Party on Sunday between 12pm and 4pm and get a free 'Qui Qui' cocktail (Qui tequila, splash simple syrup, triple sec, cucumber, jalapeno, lime juice). Make a reservation...
TRATTORIA BIANCA: This casual Italian restaurant located near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, is putting a “pride” spin on a quintessential New York cocktail this weekend – the Cosmopolitan! Beverage Director, Teddy Danil has introduced a flight of five different Cosmos ($11), each with it's own flavor and in all the colors of the rainbow. Try one or taste the rainbow, each Cosmo will be $11:
- Pear Cosmopolitan: Absolut Pear vodka, Triple Sec, Apple Schnapps, lime juice and pear puree.
- Peach Cosmopolitan: Absolut Peach vodka, Triple Sec, peach puree, lime juice and dash of orange juice.
- Neapolitan: Absolut Mandarin vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry juice, lime juice and dash of grenadine.
- Metropolitan: Stolichynaya Raspberry vodka, Triple Sec, Blue Curaçao and lime juice.
- Kuanapolitan: Absolut Citron vodka, Triple Sec, pineapple juice and lime juice.
ONGOING EVENTS & COMPETITIONS
HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA U.S. COCKTAIL CHALLENGE REGIONALS: Last week, 4 semi-finalists went head to head at Seamstress for The House of Angostura’s U.S. Cocktail Challenge Regionals. Pittsburgh brought 2 finalists: Maggie Meskey and Spencer Warren. Megan Arts represented the Midwest, coming all the way from Minneapolis. But it was ‘Julia’s Conundrum’ and ‘The Long Night’ created by NYC’s Aaron Butler of L’Artusi that won the judges hearts. He’ll be competing at Tales of the Cocktail for a chance to go to Trinidad to compete in the Global Challenge. See Butler’s winning recipes below:
1.5oz Benedictine 1
oz Kappa Pisco
.25oz Angostura Bitter
Garnish: Lime peel
(Photos from left: New cocktails from Tuome; The House of Angostura’s U.S. Cocktail Challenge Regional Winner Aaron Butler; The Qui Qui Cocktail from Ilili)