New York City-Lower East Manhattan
- Great food
May 11, 2018
Greg Boehm (Golden Cadillac, Boilermaker) and French barman Nicolas de Soto (Experimental Cocktail Club) have joined forces to open this East Village tribute to the importance of a little spice in our lives. Or rather, spices. The drinks here are all centered around or inspired by distinctive spice notes and flavor profiles. A wall of mason jarred-spices give the effect of drinking in an upscale, globally sourced marketplace highlighted by dark woods, copper and exposed brick. A long zinc bar dominates most of the narrow space, with a handful of seats at the back. The Thai Chili (gin, thai birdeye chili tincture, cucumber juice, lime juice, elderflower liqueur, egg white) and Mace (Aperol, aquavit, beet juice, orange acid, thai coconut cordial, mace atomizer) are must orders, but the entire cocktail menu is peppered (see what we did there) with intriguing ingredients and well-balanced drinks. Small bites from Filipino hot spot Jeepney include crab & avocado flatbread and cheese and charcuterie boards.