Good Morning, Booze!
Related to the Bloody Mary by name only, Chauncey Roach’s excellent forenoon delight (above) balances the bite of tequila and green chile with refreshing hits of celery bitters, lime, and kummel—a Dutch liqueur flavored with caraway, cumin, and fennel. It is strange, it is complex, and it is wonderful. $9
Sloe Gin Fizz
Crowned with a high-rising column of fizz, Dave Shenaut’s chosen cocktail is quintessential morning-after material. Hard-to-find Hayman’s sloe gin—a London dry gin steeped with wild sloe berries for a tart zing—commingles with heavy cream, lemon juice, egg whites, and seltzer for the most refined milkshake in all the land. $9
What She’s Having
Still craving the bracing buzz of a mimosa? Opt for ISK’s inspired spin, with nary a drop of OJ in sight. Fresh grapefruit juice fills the citrus slot, with two Italian bitter liqueurs balancing the mix: Aperol, with notes of bitter orange and rhubarb; and Cynar, a deeply herbaceous, artichoke-fueled concoction. Finished with a splash of Prosecco, this effervescent sipper goes down quick. $11