Astoria, Cocktails, Restaurants
Mar 06, 2014

New Cocktail Menu at Sparrow

The other night, the WHA crew met up for drinks at Sparrow Tavern, and discovered that they had recently changed up their cocktail menu. Their Late Winter-Early Spring cocktails are (…)

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Hibiscus Tea Gin Fizz

The other night, the WHA crew met up for drinks at Sparrow Tavern, and discovered that they had recently changed up their cocktail menu. Their Late Winter-Early Spring cocktails are really interesting, and the ones we tried were well-balanced and flavorful. We’re a big fan of Sparrow for their food, and it’s heartening to be able to drink delicious cocktails with their excellent dishes, which continue to be solid and satisfying.

In particular, we had the Hibiscus Tea Gin Fizz, which had a nice balance of sweet and tart, more weighted toward tart (thanks to the hibiscus and lime). Then there was the Jitterbug Perfume, which starred a beet infused gin along with flavors of ginger, lemon, and rosemary. ┬áHere’s the menu (click to enlarge):

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Here’s a transcription:

White Peach & Roasted Vanilla Bean Margarita—Blanco tequila, vanilla bean infused syrup, fresh lime juice and white peach nectar

Jitterbug Perfume—Beet infused gin, Canton ginger liquor, fresh lemon juice, cane syrup, sprig of rosemary, served straight up

Hibiscus Tea Gin Fizz—Hibiscus tea syrup, fresh lime shaken with gin

Abstract Mule—Ginger infused Tito’s vodka, Campari, fresh lime, ginger beer, orange bitters

The Valley Girl—Bulleit Rye, shaken with fresh lemon juice and basil syrup

Thee ol’ Dark & Stormy—Gosling’s dark rum, ginger beer, fresh lime juice

Sparrow’s Hot Toddy—Jameson, Grand Marnier, hot water topped with lemon wheel and cloves

They make all the syrups and infusions in house, too. Definitely stop by Sparrow for a great cocktail!

Sparrow Tavern, 24-01 29th St, Astoria, New York 11102, (718) 606-2260, thesparrowtavern.com

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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