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Zenzero at Gemma

A couple days ago, I went to a new restaurant (new for me that is – there are so many good places in NY, you never want to repeat!) called Gemma, an Italian brasserie (à la Keith McNally’s Morandi), adjoined to The Bowery Hotel (Bowery and 3rd St). It has great outdoor dining – sidewalk and terrace – and the food was yummy, hearty Italian fare.

The cocktail I chose, Zenzero, immediately got a thumbs-up from the waiter as a good choice and it was delicious. Made of limoncello, Domaine de Canton (a ginger liqueur that I’m new to), fresh mint, lemon and ice, it was mojito-esque in its slightly sweet tanginess (note: I love mojitos, or “mojits” with a hard J, as I call them).

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  1. Ana Beth Van Gulick #

    If you love St. Germain and Canton (each owned by a different brother of the same French family) try Crème Yvette (by the St. Germain brother), a liqueur made from violets and other aromatics, that they just started producing again a couple of years ago after several decades. http://www.cremeyvette.com/
    It’s an ingredient in many classic cocktails as well as this new one (from J. Pyles).
    The Sassy Greeble
    1 and 1/2 oz Gin
    3/4 oz Lillet blanc
    3/4 oz Crème Yvette
    1/4 oz Cointreau
    1/2 oz Lemon
    Shake. Strain and serve up.

    August 29, 2011
  2. Little Sis #

    OOOOH LOVE it AB! Knew you would have another layer of alcoholic info for me 🙂 I’m going to gather the ingredients for this recipe!! Thank Sir John pour moi xo

    August 29, 2011

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