And No, You Don’t Have to Drink Them All Tonight
We’re lucky to be living at a time when cocktails inspired by what’s fresh at the farm-stand are more common than ever, and happily it’s easy to find our eighth Ingredient of the Day (meaning Greenmarket cocktails; read more about em here) citywide. But our Eat Drink Local Week featured restaurants and bars are doing it best, we think, so this week head to Five Leaves for a Green Garden (Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka, fresh arugula, cucumber, kaffir lime-infused agave and fresh lime juice) or a Harvest Moon (Farmer’s Gin, organic apple cider, fresh lemon juice, vanilla-thyme syrup and fernet branca). Hecho en Dumbo will have a special cocktail named Esmeralda (Organic Crop Gin, Organic Single Village Mezcal Del Maguay, cucumber, basil, cane sugar and fresh lime), and they’ll also be switching up some existing cocktails with Crop Vodka. L’Ecole has a Johnny Apple-Fizz (McKenzie rye, applejack, lemon, egg white, cinnamon), The Dupree (Seneca Drums gin, Zirbenz Stone Pine liqueur, Velvet Falernum, Thai basil, grapefuit) and a Fire and Ice (Vintner’s vodka, litchi purée, ginger, lime).
Look to Radish for a Virgin Sangria (with apples and anjou pears); Scrimshaw for a Crop Cucumber Vodka and Basil Martini. Tocqueville will have an Apricot Rose Saketini with Crop Organic, Greenmarket apricots, rosewater and Otokoyama Junmai sake; a Cucumber Crush, Crop Tomato Vodka Gelee, and a Marconi (Farmer’s Gin, fresh lemon). And on the menu at Wallsé, find a bunch of cocktails with Crop Vodka, including a Vegan Martini (with dry vermouth), a Churchhill Downs (with elderflower liquer, cucumber, soda and lemon served on the rocks), and an Organic Tomato Vodka Martini (with dry vermouth, tomato water and mulled fresh basil).
Also find Farmer’s Gin at Belleville Bistro, Cheryl’s Global Soul and Superfine; Crop Vodka at Telepan, Inside Park, Blue Hill, Almond, 15 East and Il Buco.