Here are our cocktails of the week–two refreshing spring drinks from the popular watering holes:The Shanty at New York Distilling Company (79 Richardson Street between Leonard and Lorimer) and Mother’s Ruin (18 Spring Street). You can also make them at home (see recipes below)
The Acerbic Mrs. Parker from The Shanty at New York Distilling Company
Allen Katz, one of the country’s leading experts on distilled spirits and cocktails, says of the drink: “It’s a perfect spring refresher; a fancy lemonade. The bright notes of Dorothy Parker Gin and a gentle, acerbic touch of homemade grenadine induce the second sip without you even knowing that you’re taking it.”
2 oz Dorothy Parker Gin
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Hibiscus Syrup
¾ oz Combier Orange Liqueur
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel. Serve with a straw.
The Lushy Machine, created by TJ Lynch of Mother’s Ruin
About the drink Jacob Michael Ryan, brand ambassador for Four Pillars Gin, says,” Gin and spring go hand in hand. Four Pillars in particular has nice, vibrant citrus notes that work wonderfully in refreshing spring cocktails. Perfect for reacquainting ourselves with the sun.”
1.5 oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz red wine syrup*
*To make the red wine syrup simmer 2 cups red wine with 1 cup sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 clove and 3 cardamom pods for 15-20 minutes, until syrupy.
Place all in machine or in a blender with 2 cups of ice and blend until smooth. Garnish with 3-4 dashes angostura bitters, mint, fruit, whatever!