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.
|POD PEA VODKA, BEEFEATER GIN, GREEN TOMATO, CUCUMBER, JALAPENO|
Our summer Bloody Mary, made in collaboration with The Pickle House in Suffolk. Vodka distilled from peas and an umami-rich blend of verdant summervegetables with plenty of chilli kick.
|SEVEN TAILS XO, PINEAU DES CHARENTES, CHAMPAGNE, JASMINE|
The height of luxury in liquid form. A true celebration of the grape’s finest incarnations.
|GLENMORANGIE X, PEACH JASMINE, LEMON, SODA|
In Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer celebrated the two-week season of the fabled Mackinaw peach each summer with gusto. Here’s our favourite way to use the quintessential summer stone fruit, in a floral whisky highball.
|PLYMOUTH GIN, ROSE’S LIME MARMALADE, LIME LEAF CORDIAL|
Elegant medicine. A naval officers’ tipple that’s now useful for so much more than warding off scurvy.
|ALTOS TEQUILA, LIME, PINEAPPLE SODA, HOPPED SODA, JALAPENO|
A refresher from West Texas that’s taken the USA by storm. We’ve added chilli and hops to make this the ultimate thirst quencher.
|NEW YORK SOUR||14.75|
|RAGTIME RYE WHISKEY, CHERRY WINE, SENCHA TEA, LEMON|
The go-to opener at New York’s hallowed steak houses. We’re not sure they’d approve, but we’ve add a dash of cherry-infused beaujolais to round it all out.