Of Course You Can Drink Vegan Cocktails in Bushwick


The owners of Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick are wary of liquor produced with byproducts derived from animals: While it may not seem like liquor wouldn't be vegan, because of production methods there may be bone meal or eggs in your Irish cream, or an extract made from crushed up beetles may be giving that fruit-flavored gin its deep pink hue. So Jeff and Heather Rush put together a 100 percent vegan cocktail menu, with some creative workarounds. Their bloody marys have no blood, of course, but that smoky flavor you're getting with that first sip? It comes from a healthy jigger of vegan bacon vodka. [Brooklyn Paper]