Mix Your Menu: New York City’s 5 Boroughs’ Cocktail Recipes with a Twist

3/6/2018

 

In this edition of “Mix Your Menu,” we focus on new takes on NYC’ 5 Boroughs cocktails that you can fold into your drink menu, courtesy of Breakthru Beverage Development Specialist Mike Page.

 

“These are my personal adaptations for these classic drinks that encompass what I feel the 21st century palate would enjoy,” Page said. “I replaced the ‘Staten Island’ with the ‘Red Hook’ because the ‘Staten Island’ was a bit of a rattlesnake—not really one of the originals. The ‘Red Hook’ is much more applicable to the style of old school cocktails.”

 

2 oz. rye whiskey

1 oz. sweet vermouth

1 dash aromatic bitters

 

Glassware: Stemmed cocktail glass

Method: Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice and stir for 15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail coupe. 

Garnish: Cocktail cherry

 

 

2 oz. rye whiskey

.5 oz. sweet vermouth

.5 oz. maraschino liqueur

 

Glassware: Stemmed cocktail glass

Method: Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice and stir for 15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail coupe. 

Garnish: Cocktail cherry

 

2 oz. London dry gin

.75 oz. sweet vermouth

.5 oz. dry vermouth

.75 oz. pineapple juice

 

Glassware: Stemmed cocktail glass

Method: Build all ingredients in shaker tin, add ice and shake hard for 5-6 seconds. Open shaker and strain into glass with fresh ice.

Garnish: Garnish with essential oils of orange peel, hook on rim.

2 oz. London dry gin

.5 oz. sweet vermouth

.75 oz. dry vermouth

.75 oz. orange juice

 

Glassware: Stemmed cocktail glass

Method: Build all ingredients in shaker tin, add ice and shake hard for 5-6 seconds. Open shaker and strain into glass with fresh ice.

Garnish: Garnish with essential oils of orange peel, hook on rim.

 

2 oz. rye whiskey

.75 oz. dry vermouth

.5 oz. amer liqueur

.25 oz. maraschino liqueur

1 dash orange bitters

 

Glassware: Stemmed cocktail glass

Method: Combine all ingredients in mixing glass, add ice and stir for 15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail coupe. 

Garnish: Cocktail cherry

 

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