New York is the spiritual home of steakhouses and stiff drinks. A properly made sharpener before a hunk of seared beef is part of the ritual there. Here are our favourite openers ramped up the only way we know how.
|JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK, APPLE, TARRAGON, SODA
An elegant Scotch highball in the Japanese tradition. Layers of autumnal whisky and apple with an accent of anise.
|SAPLING GIN, JASMINE, LEMON, LATE HARVEST WINE, SPARKLING MOSCATO
A gin sour layered with the flavours of grapes ripening on the vine. Honeysuckle, jasmine and rose.
|OCHO TEQUILA, DANGEROUS DON MEZCAL, MANDARIN SODA, JALAPEÑO
The classic Paloma is taken to spicy and smoky new levels with the added tang of mandarin soda.