Sharpeners

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.

BLOODY MARY10.00
ABSOLUT VODKA,SMOKED TOMATO, CHIPOTLE, ROQUITO PEPPER, LEMON
A deeply smoky umami-bomb Bloody Mary. Peat-smoked tomato juice lending a hint of the bonfire.
CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL13.00
MARTELL COGNAC, PINEAU DES CHARENTES, CHAMPAGNE, JASMINE
The height of luxury in liquid form. A true celebration of the grape’s finest incarnations.
SCOTCH & DRY10.00
CHIVAS REGAL 12 Y.O, TRIPLE GINGER ALE, LEMON
Also known as a Mamie Taylor, the combination of scotch and ginger is a classic for a reason. A whisky highball with a spicy kick.
GIMLET11.00
BEEFEATER 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.
RANCH WATER11.00
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 SOUR12.00
BULLEIT BOURBON, 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.