‘Hey Bartender’ stars tell us what cocktails to order

Many bar fights could be started over the best bartender this city has to offer, but the ones profiled in “Hey Bartender” are the creme de la creme de menthe. This new film is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a cocktail connoisseur, with commentary from those who would know, like nightlife impresario Amy Sacco. We asked six of the film’s stars to tell us about the drinks that they recommend for you.

“Hey Bartender” opens Friday at Village East Cinema (181-189 Second Ave., 212-529-6799) and is available OnDemand.

GONY_RosiesDay_0606

Rosie’s Day
“I created this drink in honor of Rosie Napravnik, the first woman jockey to ride in all three legs of the Triple Crown. It should be exciting to see how she does this Saturday at the Belmont Stakes.”
Dale DeGroff (aka King Cocktail), master mixologist and founder and president of The Museum of the American Cocktail

1.5 oz. (30ml) Hendrick’s Gin
1.5 oz. (30ml) Lillet Rouge
0.5 oz. (15ml) Fresh lemon/lime Juice
0.25 oz. (8ml) Simple Syrup (1 to 1 ratio)
2 dashes Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an edible flower.

GONY_ReadyFireAim_0606

Ready Fire Aim
“I love this drink because despite its many levels of flavor, it is enjoyed by a wide variety of drinkers. The sweet, spicy, smokey combination can cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s a winner either way you look at it.”
Steve Schneider, bartender, Employees Only

1.75 oz. Montelobos Mezcal Joven
1 oz. honey syrup (2 parts honey : 1 part water)
.75 oz. pineapple juice
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
3 dashes hellfire bitters
3 pink peppercorn berries
Add ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice, shake and strain in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a few grinds of pink peppercorn.

GONY_LaMikana_0606

La Mikana
“La Mikana is one of my favorite late spring-early summer cocktails due to the delicate balance of fresh ingredients and the interplay of champagne and Hendrick’s Gin.”
Dushan Zaric, owner, Employees Only

1 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
.75 oz. EO Grapefruit cordial (recipe below)
3 oz. Brut Champagne
1 fresh sprig of rosemary, for garnish
Pour all ingredients except Champagne into a mixing glass. Add large cold ice and shake vigorously. Pour champagne into a champagne flute. Strain the cocktail over it and garnish with rosemary.

EO Grapefruit Cordial
Makes half a quart

12 oz. superfine sugar
8 oz. fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
3 oz. fresh lime juice
30 crushed white peppercorns
10 grinds of star anise **
45 dashes of Bitter Truth Grapefruit Bitters
Zest of one grapefruit
1 star anise pod
** a “grind” is one pass with the spice over a microplane grater.

Using a mortar and pestle crush the white peppercorns to release flavor. Combine all ingredients cold and stir until all sugar has dissolved. Rest refrigerated for at least six hours before serving to infuse the grapefruit zest and star anise.

GONY_WetStone_0606

Wet Stone
“The scorched earth that surrounds the arid regions where the agaves grow inspired the name for this pickle brine-accented Mexican sour.”
Jim Meehan, owner, PDT

1.5 oz. Milagro Blanco Tequila
.5 oz. Montelobos Mezcal
.5 oz. Lime juice
.5 oz. Grapefruit juice
.5 oz. Agave syrup
.5 oz. Dill pickle brine
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

GONY_LaRosa_0606

La Rosa
“I created the La Rosa in 2007 for Flatiron’s summer menu. It is refreshing, effervescent and delicious — perfect for the hot New York summer.”
Julie Reiner, owner and beverage director at Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge

Muddle 2 slices of strawberry in 1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. Ramazzotti Amaro
2 oz. Milagro Silver Tequila
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
Shake and fine strain into a wine glass (no ice). Top with 2 ounces Rose Champagne. Garnish with slices of strawberry.

 

Follow Meredith Engel on Twitter at @MeredithAtMetro.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.