Cocktails Programs without Hard Liquor...Oh yes.

Cocktails Programs without Hard Liquor...Oh yes. Great article in the NY Times about aperitif cocktails and the cocktail program that we implement over at Northern Spy Food Co in the East Village.  The food and staff there are incredible, if you have not been I highly recommend it. I am very proud of what we created there, especially since plenty of people did not think we could pull off a proper cocktail program in a house that did not have hard alcohol. Which is a shame, because sherry lemonades, vermouth cocktails and wine punches have been a part of the cocktail world for ages, so this was an incredible opportunity to help continue that legacy.

Here is the launch menu to sample:

Northern Spy Fruit Cup

Fruit Cup Seasonal House Blend, Fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, Bitters and Seasonal Fruit

Spanish Castle Magic

Manzanilla Sherry, Fresh Lemon Juice, Grapefruit Bitters, Sparkling Water and a Pinch of Sea Salt

Italian Mistress

Prosecco, Punt e Mes and Angostura Bitters


Olorosso Sherry, Dry Vermouth, Angostura and Orange Bitters

Madiera Maple Eggnog

 Madeira, Organic Cream, Grade B Maple Syrup, Free Range Egg, Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters and Fresh Grated Cinnamon