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.
|KETEL ONE VODKA, SMOKED TOMATO, CHIPOTLE, ROQUITO PEPPER, LEMON|
A deeply smoky umami-bomb Bloody Mary. Peat-smoked tomato juice lending a hint of the bonfire.
|SEVEN TAILS XO, PINEAU DES CHARENTES, CHAMPAGNE, JASMINE|
The height of luxury in liquid form. A true celebration of the grape’s finest incarnations.
|SCOTCH & DRY||12.00|
|GLENMORANGIE X, 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.
|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||14.00|
|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.