Friday, March 22, 2013

Mid-week treat at The Nomad Hotel Library
{ Nomad Hotel Cocktails via Kathy YL Chan }

Earlier this week R and I finally got around to meeting up at The Nomad Hotel's Library for that drink we tried to get a few weeks ago. It ended up being quite a pricey mid-week frisson-inducing treat, but, nothing wrong with an occasional splurge, especially in such a pretty place, no?

Even on a Tuesday, the restaurant, bar, parlor and library were jam-packed and we only got a table because R went over around 5:30 to try and snag one—and snag one he did! We got the coziest one snuggled along the bookshelves where we paged through some art books and tried to figure out which of the delicious looking cocktails to indulge in. Luckily for me, they had quite a few of the spiced, spicy, deep and bitter drinks that I favor. My top choices?

Fig & Thistle:
Highlands Blanco Tequila, Cardamaro Amaro, Fig, Lemon

The Brunswick:
Bourbon, Campari, Averna, Carpano Antica, Maraschino, Angostura Bitters, Sarsaparilla

Satan's Circus:
Rye Whiskey, Thai Bird Chili-Infused Aperol, Cherry Heering, Lemon

Five Families:
Rye, Barolo Chinato, Averna, Zucca, Maraschino

R ended up getting The Brunswick, while I took the Five Families—both were tasty, but I wish I had gotten Satan's Circus, since ours ended up being so similar. We also ordered a few nibblies: the Salmon Rilettes and Beef Tartare, both of which were yummy, but certainly not filling.

A problem we remedied by ordering a pizza as we walked home from the subway later that evening.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 


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