Just got an e-mail from a PR with Caffe Storcio, the rather beautiful Italian restaurant in the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, with a bit of exciting news. It seems that, in honor of the museum’s really enjoyable “Swing Time” show, which focuses on the work of Reginald Marsh and a few of his contemporaries in the city in the 1930s, the restaurant is offering a special cocktail that is inspired by the drinks of that era. It’s called the Juniper Julep.
Here’s a bit more from the PR:
“Taking the gin, lemon and honey from the Bee’s Knees and the mint from the classic Julep—the Juniper Julep is a refreshing mix of Brooklyn Gin, B&B (a combination of Brandy and Benedictine), lemon juice and honey syrup.”
Folks, it’s not on the menu, so make sure to write this down before your visit. If you would like to make it at home, the restaurant was kind enough to send along the recipe (printed below), but I suspect it’s best enjoyed after taking in Marsh’s energetic, though occasionally wooden, scenes of the city’s clubs, beaches and subways. (Here’s my review from a few weeks back.)
Approx 5 mint leaves, muddled
1.75 oz. Brooklyn Gin
0.5 oz. B&B
0.5 oz. lemon juice
0.5 oz. honey syrup
Shake aggressively and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with mint leaf.
Speaking of art-culinary combinations, I’m happy to report that the Neue Galerie’s Café Sabarsky is still offering its trademark Klimt Torte, a delicious cake of chocolate and hazelnut in the Viennese style.