Now that the Illegal Mezcal pop-up is over, the team behind Seamstress is preparing for its debut on February 12. The bar, which is taking over the old JBird space is a joint effort from ex-Dead Rabbit bartender Pam Wiznitzer, Josh Mazza, Francis Verrall, and Steve Laycock of The Gilroy, and chef Will Horowitz of Duck's Eatery. Wiznitzer is planning a twofold cocktail list with some help from cocktail history nerd David Wondrich. Seamstress will offer 50 classic cocktails, all from the U.S., along with some more modern creations like the Wiz Fizz made with gin, Cynar, lemon, cream, egg white, and root beer; and the Tabletop with Roca Reposado, thyme elixer, lime, celery soda, and salt. Food menus are still being finalized, but it looks like there will be some braised pork shank and a griddle cake of some sort to have with those cocktails.
The team sent along an early look at eight cocktails they will test out at a private friends and family event tomorrow night.
Mortimer & Mauve
Whistle pig, Chai infused sweet vermouth, Barrows intense ginger liqueur
Roca Reposado, Thyme Elixcer, Lime, Celery Soda, Salt
Aviation Gin, Cynar, Lemon, Cream, Egg White, Root Beer,
Bols Genever, Lillet Rose, St George Spiced Pear, Rose Hip Syrup, Lemon Bitters
Pisco Porton, Sandemans Port, Lemon, Fig Preserve, Pama, Burlesque Bitters
Noilly Ambre, Benedictine, Amontillado Sherry, Jäger Spice, Cynar
Cold in the Shadows
Campari, St George Raspberry, Lime, Honey, IPA
Remy Martin 1738, Cold Brew,Preserve, Averna
The team's up to some shenanigans — in cocktail aprons of course.