Celery water and sparkling wine collide, mint mingles with grapefruit juice, and all of this bubbly goodness is broken down in a winter cocktail tutorial – courtesy of Guy Smith, the 12-year bar manager behind the new cocktail menu at Fork restaurant in Old City.
In October, restaurant owner Ellen Yin revamped the food menu by hiring chef Eli Kulp. But the culinary upheaval did not stop there. Smith went to work behind the bar as a mad mixologist “re-envisioning classics” and concocting a few belly-warming creations of his own.
The result is 10 nameless cocktails divided into three categories – bubbly, citrus and spirituous. Rather than relying on clever titles like a Fork Lift, the updated cocktail menu encourages inquiry by only listing ingredients.
Shake, stir, rinse, repeat and line your liver with bitters to keep Old Man Winter at bay.