Scenes from a Friday night in Jamestown, N.Y.
- A brunch video! (2012)
- A blog post about The Rosé Bull cocktail! (2010)
- Bros and Rosè = Brosé! (2014)
Henry VIII has his very own champagne cocktail named after him!
He ascended the throne of England on April 21, 1509.
About This Drink
The drink is a curio comprise of two different vodkas, sugar, citrus, absinthe & champagne.
Build this drink in a chilled champagne flute.
Start with the absinthe-soaked sugar cube and pour in a 1/2 oz of each the two flavored vodkas — then top with champagne and garnish with the orange wedge or swath of peel.
Saturday was a gorgeous day in Western New York and I spent a portion of my afternoon at Bird in Westfield, N.Y.
The venue itself is a walk-up, open-air kitchen & service counter/bar situated under the spacious pavilion on Five & 20’s back patio.
On Saturday there were two cocktails advertised at the back bar. I’m not sure whether drinks are limited to the daily specialty cocktails Bird creates or whether simple drinks like whiskey & ginger ale can be purchased, but I was there for their suggested beverages anyway and didn’t even think to inquire.
Saturday’s Cocktail Offerings
I couldn’t make it Friday or Saturday, but I finally made it this afternoon to Southern Tier’s new distillery:
I also tried their 100 proof corn whiskey and Maple Spirit — made with local syrup.
The distillery offers single shot tastings, flights of four different 1 oz samplers or cocktails. Today being Sunday, the distillery workers were making Bloody Marys with their house vodka — as well as the Mojitos, Moscow Mules and other drinks they’d been mixing all weekend.