Remedy's Seasonal Cocktails Are The Cure For Winter Blues
It might be frigid outside, but Remedy Food + Drink's new winter cocktails will keep you toasted all season. Since opening in June 2012, this Waldo gastropub has become a favorite spot of mine for unique, handmade drinks made by some of the best craft cocktail experts in town. General Manager Stew Hemmer and his team of bartenders concoct a new drink menu each season and this winter's offerings are a hit. Here's a look at some of my favorites:
The "Gossip Girl" ($9) with Brokers gin, prickly pear syrup, lemon juice and Segura Viudas (sparkling wine) is a tasty twist on the traditional daytime cocktail. I especially enjoyed the light hints of citrus and fruit. It's pretty, pink and potent.
For something rich and comforting, try the "Trinidad Latte" ($9) made with Plantation Over Proof Rum, toasted almond syrup, specialty coffee and house shaken cream.
The layer of thick homemade whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg seals the deal.
Remedy's "Missing Summer" ($9) cocktail is a new spin on a summertime favorite, the "Lily Pad." Stew and his team tweaked the original drink to tailor it for the season. The new drink is made with Domaine de Canton liqueur, Pimms, strawberry, basil shrub and lemon juice. I suggest putting your nose right up to the glass - the smell alone is intoxicating. Each sip begins with hints of strawberry and a strong spicy ginger aftertaste.
Remedy's latest libations are not only pleasing to look at, but just as pleasant going down. So with holiday celebrations in mind, I suggest making this your next destination for a drink.