The drink: Banana and brown sugar-infused Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
The bar: Common Ground Bar & Restaurant (206 Avenue A, 212-228-6231)
The price: $10
The ingredients: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, banana, brown sugar
The buzz: Served neat or on the rocks, this Alphabet City restobar’s beverage might seem like more of a straight liquor pour than a drinkable cocktail. However, Common Ground blends bananas, brown sugar, and Tennessee whiskey in-house, allowing the elixir to marinate for several days and develop a truly distinct flavor. The final result? A damned pleasant — and competitively priced — glass of Jack, in which molasses and fruity elements keep the drink sippable and warming.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 26, 2011