Tag: Bitters

213 Cocktail Series: Featuring The Seven Grand Old Fashioned!

June 19th, 2013 — 1:03pm

Seven Grand’s very own Dustin Newsome presents to you the world famous Old Fashioned. This delightful concoction consisting of Bourbon, bitters, sugar and citrus has been a Seven Grand staple since our opening in 2007. Traditionally, the first use of the name “Old Fashioned” for a Bourbon whiskey cocktail was said to have been, anachronistically, at the Pendennis Club, a gentlemen’s club founded in 1881 in Louisville, Kentucky. The recipe was said to have been invented by a bartender at that club in honor of Colonel James E. Pepper, a prominent bourbon distiller, who brought it to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar in New York City. Now, a staple cocktail in any establishment based around traditional classic cocktails. Check out how Dustin and the Seven Grand mix it up. We have it batched up on tap too!

Mix This: The Suburban with Seven Grand’s Dustin Newsome!

March 7th, 2013 — 11:07am


The Suburban
- 1 1/2 oz. Rye Whiskey
- 1/2 oz. Port
- 1/2 oz. Dark Rum
- 1 dash Angostura
- 1 dash orange bitters

Build in old fashioned glass with ice, garnish with orange peel.

This dark horse classic strikes your palate like a velvet sledge hammer with it’s robust, yet soft and unusual ingredient line up.  According to the ‘Old Waldorf-Astoria bar book’, this cocktail was invented there to celebrate James R. Keene, whose stable was legendary in the Suburban Handicap in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay track in 1884.

Not only is this Noir destroyer a historical mating for Seven Grands rich wood texture and dark billeted leather, it drinks like our rich decor feels.

Bartenders note: Try creating an interesting variation by substituting sherry for the port.

Dustin Newsome
Seven Grand, Head Barman

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