Blue Hill at Stone Barns Infusing Cocktails With Raw Cherry Wood

Best when consumed with Prince under a cherry moon. Photo: Courtesy of Blue Hill at Stone Barns/Facebook

The bartenders at the Pocantico Hills restaurant have been scouting the woods and fields for various things to put in drinks, and they've posted the results of an interesting-sounding experiment online: Echoing the process of using whiskey-barrel staves to impart flavors to spirits, Blue Hill bartenders steeped some peeled black-cherry-tree branches in bourbon for 48 hours and strained the result. The resulting "foraged" black-cherry-infused cocktail is called the Olmsted. [Blue Hill Stone Barns/Facebook]