Wine & Drinks

Smoked Rosemary and Two Kinds of Scotch: The Charlie Hustle Cocktail from Fort Defiance

This drink is pretty impressive: The Charlie Hustle from Abigail Gullo, who tends at Fort Defiance in Red Hook. “With smokey peat and rosemary,” Gullo wrote to the judges, “it only seemed appropriate to name this after Pete Rose.” Gullo also lights a bit of fresh rosemary on fire, blows it out, and then holds the smoldering sprig inside the glass to give it a second dose of smoke. See, we told you it was impressive.

The Clover Club’s Franky Marshall’s Advances in the Can-Can Classic, Courtesy Her “Le Vert en Verre”

You might recall that way back in April–when Spring foods were just beginning to appear–we sent out a call to Brooklyn’s professional mixologists to enter the fourth annual St. Germain elderflower liqueur Can-Can Classic Contest, a seasonal cocktail competition being co-sponsored by our parent publisher Edible Communities.