Thrillist Celebrates Martini Week at The Kitchen NYC
To officially kick-off Martini Week (April 4-17), Thrillist invited a select few to special cocktail event at The Kitchen NYC last night. Luckily we were invited (WINNERS) to the happy hour event. Nearly parched and ready to squelch our thirst we journeyed there to sample Martinis and dine on the light bites.
Our entrance was greeted with an absolutely delicious cocktail from one of the three “bars” placed throughout the venue. In a rather impressive rotating schedule, mixologists from participating restaurant created the signature cocktails all while excited guests looked on. The participating venues include: 48 Lounge, Abe & Arthurs, Aspen Social Club, Ava Lounge, Double Crown, Dylan Prime, INC Lounge at the Time Hotel, Merc Bar, Oceana, Public, Rayuela, Revel NYC, Tao, The Pierre: Two E Bar, VIG 27 and Volstead. We spotted the Rayuela’s (and our favorite drink) mixologists as they created “G Cocktail Martini” while lens-men snapped and videotaped the duo hard at work. We watched intently as these masters created our favorite drink of the night, while we probably won’t recreate it, we have gotten the recipe for you try to at home (see below).
In addition to the drinks the event featured a custom selection of hors d’oeurves from Top Chef’s Cynthia Sestito. The food selection included the Sapphire “Legs and Eggs”, beef tacos, samosas, and Grey Goose Cupcakes.
Rayuela’s G Cocktail Martini
3 oz Grey Goose La Poire Flavored Vodka
1/2 oz Aperol
Splash of Anjou Pear Juice
Splash of Lemon Juice
Drop of Pink Peppercorn Syrup
Images from the evening below