One Night in Bangkok ($10)
"I spent some time in Bangkok," says Hunsinger, "and I remember the exotic smells and the broken glass in the streets, and wanted to create a cocktail that captured those memories." The sweet-tart cocktail is a blend of Monopolowa vodka, fresh lime juice, aromatic kaffir lime leaves, and simple syrup. It's garnished with black sesame isomalt 'glass'.
Broadway and Myrtle ($9)
"I'd never seen a black cocktail before and ended up creating one for a Speakeasy party," says Hunsinger. The name is from a line in a Mos Def song, "Champion Requiem." The drink is a creamy, savory mix of Pampero Aniversario Rum, lemon, Fernet Branca, and black sesame.
Brix Layer ($9)
Hunsinger came up with the idea for the Brix Layer cocktail over eight years ago at a winemakers' dinner in his days as a wine seller. "It's essentially a Manhattan/Whiskey-Sour variation that is both visually stunning and delicious," says Hunsinger. The drink, made with fresh sour mix, Buffalo Trace bourbon, orange juice, and Angostura bitters, topped with Cabernet, juxtaposes familiar flavors in new ways.
Apres Moi ($10)
This drink is a nod to autumn: "The pureed roasted pumpkin taps into memories of removing the tops of jack-o-lanterns and burn piles of the Fall." said Hunsinger. The cocktail brings together brown-butter washed Buffalo Trace Bourbon, burnt pumpkin, tamarind soda, and cinnamon, with a swirl of condensed milk.