Since Katie Loeb’s departure from Tommy Up’s Emmanuelle, it’s looking like Phoebe Esmon and fiancee Christian Gaal have stepped up as the grand poobahs at the Piazza’s dimly lit cocktail bar. And this week the two introduced their first wholesale change to the joint’s drink offerings. As you might expect, it’s broken into two categories: “History of the World Part Two,” which covers classic cocktail basics; and “New Shit Has Come to Light,” a list of originals. In addition to the new cocktails, the bar is also pushing bespoke cocktails, drinks mixed to order based upon patrons’ tastes and preferences, no matter how exact or vague, new snacks, like nuts, pickled vegetables, cheese and charcuterie, and non-alcoholic beverages, affectionately referred to as Temperance. Keep reading to take a look at the new drinks.
New original cocktails include:
Hot Sicilian Widow, aged rum, amaro Averna, honey, falernum and boiling water
Baberaham Lincoln (pictured), blended Scotch, Aperol, creme de Mure (blackberry), fresh lemon and absinthe
Walls of Beaten Brass, Reposado tequila, calvados, amaro Meletti, golden beet syrup, fresh lime, pink salt and sparkling water
Regent’s Punch, cognac, rye whiskey, apple brandy, yellow Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, orange curacao, Benedictine, fresh lemon and sugar.