Ramona

Late Night Drinking


Ramona

New York City-Greenpoint

4.6 / 5 2 / 5

May 11, 2018

The Greenpoint sibling of stylish East Village drinking spot Elsa is slightly more contemporary than its older sister. There's a lot here that's bang on trend - barrel-aging, of course, and potent frozen drinks care of the slushie machine.

The Greenpoint sibling of stylish East Village drinking spot Elsa is slightly more contemporary than its older sister. There’s a lot here that’s bang on trend – barrel-aging, of course, and potent frozen drinks care of the slushie machine. There are cocktails on tap too (another box ticked). Owned by Natalka Burian, Scott and Jay Schneider, the bar makes a lot of its own syrups and infusions in-house (tick, tick). Cocktails include A Spoken Era a bright, zingy mix of vodka, cranberry-vanilla reduction, citrus bitters and sage – and the Self Portrait, a exciting-sounding mix of cilantro, chili, tequila, agave and lemon. We also like the sound of the Boxer Beetle (nice hip literary reference there), an aromatic concoction of blackberry bourbon, house-made Grenadine, lemon, and allspice dram laced with rosemary. There’s table-service on the balcony over the bar and the small alcove at the back, and there’s a small range of bar bites, including meat-and-cheese platters, to stop the booze going straight to your head. The d├ęcor is also of the moment, the clean white walls offset with lots of salvaged wood old New Jersey boardwalk in fact – giving the place a warm yet modern vibe.

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