Bitter End ($9)
The Bitter End is a mashup of the Boulevardier and the Whiskey Sour, two of Hassan's favorite drinks. He experimented with different ratios until he found the desired balance of Maker's Mark whiskey, Campari, Dolin Rouge, fresh lemon juice, rich demerara syrup, and egg white. The cocktail balances sweet, sour, and bitter flavors, aiming for a refreshing, but still warming, result.
Cel-Ray Collins ($7)
Cel-Ray soda steps up next to herbal gin (and a little fresh lemon juice), honoring the deli's roots with a new use for a classic NY soda. Try it with a pastrami sandwich.
Manischewitz Daiquiri ($8)
After experimenting with multiple Manischewitz flavors, bar manager Jamal Hassan found that the flavor profile of rum and Loganberry Manischewitz worked best. Fresh lime juice keeps it tart.
Grilled Peach ($10)
The smoky flavor of the Del Maguey Vida mezcal blended Combier Peche liqueur gives off the flavor of grilled peaches. The cocktail is balanced with El Jimador blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup with a pinch of salt and lime twist garnish.
Broken Wing ($8)
"When I develop cocktails, I like it to be a communal process," says bar manager Jamal Hassan. "l'll invite friends over try some new drinks out, and this is one that eventually became our sparkling wine breakfast cocktail." The cocktail is a riff on the Aperol Spritz, with a little herbal flavor from Dolin blanc vermouth and El Jimador blanco tequila, plus bittersweet Aperol, sparkling wine, and a dash of Peychaud's bitters.
Pastrami Sandwich Bites
Fans of the the original Kenny & Zuke's will be happy to find their classic pastrami sandwiches at the new NE deli bar location.