Where to Drink: New York

First Look: New Gin Cocktails at Madam Geneva, NYC

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: First Look: New Gin Cocktails at Madam Geneva, NYC

[Photographs: Alice Gao]

Gin was once known as 'Madam Geneva', so it's no surprise that Laura Lashley and Naren Young's new cocktail menu for the Bowery bar by that name focuses exclusively on the juniper-enhanced spirit—but it's hardly a limiting factor. "The menu really has something for everyone," says Lashley, "even those who come in thinking they're not big fans of gin. These are all balanced and accessible drinks that bring a fresh element and an herbal element that ties in nicely with the food." They have 29 different gins currently stocked in the bar, and the new cocktails feature a range of different gins picked to pair well with ingredients such as kalamansi, star anise, yuzu, Vietnamese mint, kaffir lime, and Thai basil.

The snacks will please those lamenting the loss of Chef Brad Farmerie's Double Crown next door—there are fluffy freshly-made buns filled with duck confit, and a sizable bowl of meaty, crispy chicken wings flavored with chili, miso, and Sichuan peppercorn—with bites like these, you'll be able to order a second (or third) round of drinks.

Check out the slideshow above for a first look at all the new cocktails and a few bar bites at Madam Geneva.

Madam Geneva

4 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012 (near Bowery, map)
212-254-0350; madamgeneva-nyc.com

About the Author: Maggie Hoffman is the editor of Serious Eats: Drinks. You can follow her on Twitter @maggiejane.

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