I have had the pleasure of experiencing Sachin Hasan’s cocktails many a night at the 2E Bar/Lounge. This gorgeous spot inside the Pierre Hotel harks back to grand days with an art deco gold bar, high ceilings, a muted-metallic color scheme, and plush seating. Sachin has been doing wonders for the bar menu with Indian-spiced ingredients, barrel-aged spirits, and other delights—in the photo, Hasan lights an absinthe mix, for dramatic effect.
Hasan has since changed jobs at the Pierre, but you can still taste and learn the secrets behind amazing seasonal cocktails. Head to 2E Bar/Lounge for Mixology Wednesdays. From 6:30 to 9:30, Paul Johnson, the newest mixologist, shows you how make the cocktails on the seasonal menu. While you are there be sure to order one of the items from the bar menu, like the angus sliders, hummus platter, or The Pierre Salad, with poached lobster, to complete the experience.
One of my favorite sips featured a house-made Garam Masala rum infusion with fresh lime juice, grapefruit bitters. Perfect for fall. twoeny.com
See more recipes for creating cool, mod, Indian-inspired bites in our Indi-Mod party plan.