Well I’ll be. It’s like someone reached in my brain and created this just for me!
If you asked me what my favorite alcoholic beverages were, when I was more of an alcoholic beverage partaker, I would have told you the following: Maker’s Mark, Hendrick’s, Lillet Rouge, and wine. If you knew me well, you’d also know that I love, love, love bitters, and in fact one of my favorite things in all the world to drink is still bitters and soda.
Imagine my delight, then, when reading this article about the neighborhood I once briefly called my own – both as a denizen and as a bartender – I came across the following:
“The ingredients in its signature $18 Bowery Cocktail, a slightly sweet, red number in a martini glass with a twist, are so confidential that neither the cocktail menu nor the coy waitresses will reveal them. So it’s lucky The Times’s Style section already printed the recipe: Hendrick’s Gin, Dubonnet Rouge, one rough-cut brown sugar cube and a dash of Angostura bitters, topped with Henriot Champagne and a lemon twist.”
OK, Dubonnet instead of Lillet, but that’s splitting hairs (there used to be only Lillet Blanc and Dubonnet Rouge, and then the companies eventually introduced a rouge and a blanc, respectively). But still! Look at that. They should have just gone ahead and called it the Salome.
So step up! Who’s taking me to New York? For what will clearly be one – and I mean one – very expensive, already high-priced Bowery Cocktail?