If the pomegranate margarita was the drink of 2008 in our apartment, the drink of 2009 is the Rhubarb Sophie, which I discovered at Minetta Tavern. I remembered the ingredients for the drink from the menu and tracked down the essential ingredient, rhubarb bitters, from a little website called Amazon.com. I then consulted my sister-in-law, who bartends in LA, about the ratio of the ingredients. What resulted was a pretty good rendition of the drink.
Then I mentioned the drink to a colleague, whose Google skills are apparently superior to mine. Within a few minutes, my colleague identified where to procure rhubarb bitters in NYC and found the actual recipe for the drink, which the folks at Minetta had shared with Time Out Magazine.
But that’s not nearly as much fun, now is it? Happy last weekend of summer!