Artisanally made cocktails are the new post-work entertainment. They lubricate conversation on a blind date and have the power to rouse even the most worn-in relationships. Here’s a pair of his/hers cocktails from the bar at Zinc that will get your lashes batting and your tootsies footsie-ing in no time. Of course, in this modern day, traditional gender roles or couplings need not apply, so feel free to shake things up according to your taste and mood. Just don’t overdo it. Even James Bond would have the sense to leave his Aston Martin behind after a few too many.
1 oz. Maker’s Mark
1/2 oz. Heering Cherry Liqueur
Dash Fee Bros. orange bitters
Splash club soda
Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Fall’s Market Fresh
1 1/2 oz. 10 Cane Rum
3/4 oz. Jacques Cardin French Brandy
1 1/2 tbs. pear juice (Saunders Brothers Olympic Asian Pears, Nelson County)
Shake with ice, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with pear slice.