We recently visited Nitecap to see what founders Natasha David, Alex Day, and David Kaplan were up to on the LES. In this interview, David reveals the colors that inspire her cocktails, why you should laugh at the bar's menu, and her night cap of record.
Nitecap (120 Rivington) isn't a speakeasy -- those fell out of fashion some time in the last couple of years -- but you will have to look hard for the sign, which is stenciled on a brick pillar next to Schapiro's on Rivington Street. You might notice the bouncer standing there, too, and eventually, ... More >>
Robert Haynes-PetersonGiuseppe Gonzalez brings the Pain(killer). While food royalty flocked to Lincoln Center for the James Beard Awards last night, the city's drinkerati could be found downtown crowding outside the door of a narrow bar, waiting for a glimpse and a sip of what was inside. Ri ... More >>
Your ticket to tipple.Following a two-day preview last fall, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic gets ready to hit the Astor Center May 14-18 as tickets go on sale tomorrow special pre-sale at 8 p.m. EST tonight. Per Diner's Journal, the event will feature seminars on Curaçao cocktails, monk-made ... More >>
Eben Freeman will mix it up in the city this February.When Eben Freeman announced he was leaving not only the now-defunct Tailor but the country back in September, the focus fell on the failure of the experimental restaurant that employed him. Now, Freeman is announcing his return to the city ... More >>
One of the most enticing trends in mixology in the last year has been the resurgence of sherry as an ingredient. (Death & Co. barkeep Alex Day wrote about his love of the fortified wine in his ReadyMade column last month.) Yesterday, Vinos de Jerez hosted its nationwide Sherry Cocktail Compet ... More >>
In which we prowl the city sampling today's take on the most classic cocktail
StarChefs collects the cocktail shaking secrets of 33 bartenders. Joaquin Simo of Death & Co. says, "A shake should wake up a cocktail. Its function is to make it greater than the sum of its parts." His colleague, Alex Day, adopted a variation on the hard shake style to avoid the shaking-related inj ... More >>