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NEW YORK (Dec. 16, 2016) – New York City’s acclaimed cocktail master and co-author of Daniel Boulud Cocktails & Amuse-Bouches, For Her & For Him Xavier Herit announces new house cocktail menu. The winter selection debuts as part of his handcrafted seasonal cocktail program at NoMo Kitchen, located at 9 Crosby, the intersection of fashion and culture in New York’s vibrant SoHo neighborhood.
As NoMo’s resident beverage manager, Herit uses his 16 years of experience to craft a menu at NoMo Kitchen specifically designed for enjoyment at any time of the day, from morning and afternoon to evening. With a diverse variety of drink styles offered, visitors to the restaurant and lounge will find something for everyone. The libations feature seasonal flavors and are enhanced by house-made creative infusions and syrups. Not only flavorful but also pretty to look at, the cocktails are presented in unique, eye-catching glassware—everything from a skull mug, copper pineapple mug and milk bottle to beautiful vintage punch bowls.
“We put a lot of care into crafting these drinks,” commented Herit regarding his cocktail philosophy. “Our goal isn’t just to be more creative than the classic cocktail, it’s also to be more cognizant of where our ingredients come from to ensure our cocktail program is a step above the rest. The winter cocktail lineup is innovative and highlights complexity, presenting friendly seasonal winter ingredients from different variations of rum and other quality spirits, spices, sherries to even tea.”
Among his new concoctions are two specific winter creations, which are also wonderful holiday tastes, including The Braeburn and The Dude. The Braeburn, Herit’s take on a hot butter rum cocktail, highlights calvados from France along with a perfectly-paired mixture of apple cider, cinnamon syrup, and sweet Ximénez from Spain, topped with pumpkin spice butter. The Dude, served cold, utilizes Stumptown coffee, egg, heavy cream, and cognac, which Herit unveils as the perfect morning drink after a long holiday night. The Dude is prepared with a light froth and is served in a milk bottle with a straw.
In addition to the holiday-specific offerings, NoMo Kitchen’s new house cocktail list also includes:
- Marikorico, a rum drink dedicated to the Māori legend of Mārikoriko
- Day of the Dead, a tequila-infused spiritual journey combining cucumber, lime, and chartreuse, kaffir lime infusion and served in a skull tiki mug with an umbrella
- Mary Anne, a gin creation reminiscent of a traditional sherry cobbler, but of course with Herit’s unique touch
- Red Moon, a mezcal masterpiece accompanied by orange juice, strawberry, and Grand Marnier
- Pathfinder, a cold weather take on the classic mint julep meant to capture the feeling of walking through crisp winter snow
- Pearfume, a vodka-sage combination inspired by Herit’s love for Grasse, France, the world’s capital of perfume.
- The Eclipse, an Absolut® Elyx-infused tiki cocktail served in a copper pineapple mug, taking guests out of the snow and onto the sand.
Group-style cocktails are also a highlight of the new menu, which are served in vintage punch bowls for four to five and include Pisco Punch (Macchu Pisco, Cocchi Rosa Vermouth, pineapple, cinnamon syrup, lime, clove tincture and Peychaud’s bitters) and Notting Hill Punch (Gin, blueberry, orgeat, lemon, vanilla and tiki bitters). The Saturday and Sunday brunch is served from 11-4 p.m. and features live music by rotating local DJs and imaginative brunch cuisine.
Herit has perfected the art of handcrafted cocktails inspired by the seasons, drawing on both European and American styles. He brings a passion that was born in France, and later refined in Manhattan, having earned distinction in cocktail culture at DANIEL’s bar and lounge on the Upper East Side, Experimental Cocktail Club, a Lower East Side offshoot of a New-York-inspired Parisian bar and most-recently Wallflower, a petite restaurant and cocktail bar in the West Village. In addition to being highly-regarded by New York City locals and visitors, Herit has received numerous accolades from top-tier press including, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, The New York Times, Gotham Magazine and Architectural Digest, amongst others.
The winter cocktails, cocktail classics, and creative variations on traditional brunch, dinner, and late-night drinks are available now at NoMo Kitchen under Herit’s masterful guidance and SoHo inspiration.