This may well be the biggest move from behind the bar and onto store shelves since Gary Regan began selling his bitters. Dushan Zaric and Jason Kosmas of Employees Only have launched a line of “EO Brands” bar mixers, the first of which are a lime cordial (a lime syrup that sweetens a gin gimlet, among other things) made from lime juice, agave nectar, and Kaffir lime, and a grenadine consisting of pomegranate juice, sugar, and spices. They’re currently available at Employees Only (prices range from $7.49 to $22.95) and soon through Fresh Direct. By the way, the illustration you see here is by Jill DeGroff, wife of famous mixologist Dale. As part of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic this weekend, she’ll be at Astor Center signing copies of her Lush Life: Portraits From the Bar book (which includes Zaric and Kosmas) from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. this Saturday.
Photo: Jill DeGroff