• Signature Drink: The Beauty Elixir

     
    POSTED April 27, 2019
     

This cocktail was first poured in 2010 for the opening menu at the original Beauty & Essex restaurant and lounge on New York’s Lower East Side. Now it’s a staple at all three locations, including Las Vegas and Hollywood, where Beauty & Essex is a dramatic 10,000-square-foot two-level venue, with two full service bars, an outdoor terrace, courtyard spaces and a private dining room.

“We wanted to create a cocktail that everyone could enjoy,” says Beverage Director Megan Ardizoni, “while paying homage to the concept of the speakeasy during the days of Prohibition and drawing on the decadence of the Pawn Shop which functions as a hidden entrance into all locations of Beauty & Essex.”

INGREDIENTS
- 1 1/2 oz. The Botanist Gin
- 1/2 oz. Campo Viejo Cava Brut
- 3/4 oz. Funkin Strawberry Puree
- 1/2 oz. cucumber-infused water
- 1/4 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 oz. simple syrup

DIRECTIONS
Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a very thin slice of lemon.

Courtesy of Beauty & Essex

INGREDIENTS
—.5 oz. St-Germain
—.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
—1 strawberry
—1.5 oz. Aviation Gin
—Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic
—fresh mint

DIRECTIONS
Add strawberry to St-Germain and lemon juice; muddle ingredients. Transfer mixture to a shaker tin filled with ice along with gin. Shake and double strain into a martini coupe. Top up with Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic and garnish with a sprig of mint.

 

Get ready for fall with this seasonally appropriate cocktail. Corgi Spirits, an independent small-batch distillery located in Jersey City, has hosted a variety of private events including corporate parties; catering is BYO. The Lounge—a plush drinking parlor—is spacious yet cozy and the entire tasting room can be rented to accommodate larger groups.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Corgi Spirits Pembroke Gin
—3 oz. fresh apple cider
—0.25 oz. ginger simple syrup*
—3 thyme sprigs
—thyme sprig for garnish

 

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Sotol
—.5 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
—.75 oz. lime juice
—.75 oz. mint simple syrup
—.25 oz. Amargo-Vallet
—soda
—mint

DIRECTIONS:
Combine Sotol, Luxardo Bitter Bianco, lime juice and mint simple syrup in a shaker, shake and strain into a Collins glass. Add ice and top with soda, slapped mint and a straw. Finally, top with an Amargo-Vallet float to create two distinct layers.