King of Cocktails Bringing Bubblyesque Concoctions to Morandi



Morandi's drinks will get you lai'd: DeGroff.Photo: Getty Images


Details are starting to trickle through the strainer about the bevy program at Keith McNallys new joint Morandi. As with McNallys others, Dale DeGroff is training the bartenders, and weve heard that while the menu is likely to include concoctions like a bloody bull as well as rum and tequila drinks, chef Jody Williams has requested a special list of Prosecco cocktails that dont contain spirits, liqueurs, or syrups (with the possible exceptions of honey and agave). Those drinks will consist solely of the sparkling wine, fresh fruit like pineapple, and muddled ingredients like basil and mint. I was very influenced by Jody, was all the King of Cocktails would tell us. Daniel Maurer

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