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Signature Drink - Brazil's Caipirinha

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Brazil’s national cocktail is the caipirinha, made with Fogo de Chão’s own cachaça, which is similar to rum but made with sugarcane juice instead of molasses. You can make it in the traditional manner with a silver cachaça or with an aged spirit for a premium version. 

INGREDIENTS 
—2 oz. Fogo Silver Cachaca 
—1 lime sliced into wedges 
—1 oz. simple syrup (2 tbsp sugar) 
—6 oz. ice

Signature Drink: Summer Nina

Pascal & Sabine is an imaginative restaurant from the creative minds of the SMITH hospitality group. Located in Asbury Park, this restaurant is named for the two main characters of the French film, The Red Balloon. Inside, it’s European brasserie with the volume turned up and the food is French inspired.

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. vodka
—1 oz. lemon juice
—1 oz. simple syrup

DIRECTIONS: Shake/strain into highball glass over fresh ice/mint sprig garnish.

Signature Drink - Symphony No. 11

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White Dog Cafe, an iconic restaurant, first opened in Philadelphia’s University City over 30 years ago as a leader in using environmentally sustainable, organic and local foods from farms within 50 miles. Known for warm hospitality and inspiring, award-winning food, White Dog’s historic three brownstones were recently renovated, offering charming and whimsical dog décor and artwork in the many unique dining spaces and outdoor patio. The intimate dining rooms seat from 10 to 55 guests and offer a wonderful option for group dining.

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Signature Drink - The Hibiscus Daisy

For 21 years, Proprietor Tony Del Gatto has been sharing his love of vera cucina Italiana—true Italian cuisine, the way it’s found in Italy today—at Grissini, his swanky, stylish restaurant in Englewood Cliffs in Bergen County. Old school in all the best ways, Grissini presents fresh, delicious food in a classy space. Enjoy a well-made cocktail at the restaurant’s convivial, buzzing bar or a glass of wine from the restaurant’s extensive list of fine Old World Wines while savoring a true taste of Italy.

Signature Drink - Vermont Laundry

Porta is proof positive that down and out can be turned completely upside down. This uber-hip Neapolitan pizzeria occupies a formerly vacant building in Asbury Park and the transformation from humdrum to humming is dramatic. With room for dancing and private event space, this place isn’t your average pizzeria. And the Vermont Laundry is just the drink to get you moving.

Signature Drink - The Peacock Fizz

The Peacock Inn offers that rare combination of a thoroughly modern look with a whisper of the past. Drop in for a drink at the seductive bar or pop in early before reservations at the award-winning restaurant across the hall. Either way, you’ll be in good company; F. Scott Fitzgerald and others used to imbibe here back when it was a speak-easy.

Signature Drink - Classic Whiskey Sour

Sure, The Trestle Inn has some serious history—the place has been serving food and drinks for a century—but this hot spot is definitely not gathering any dust. Don your best go-go boots and get ready to dance at this whiskey go-go bar where it’s the free-spirited 60s and 70s all over again. Feeling shy? Just watch the dancers shimmy and shake their way into your heart. Private events are welcomed with open arms.

Signature Drink - The Local

The cocktails at Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale change seasonally, but its classic drink, The Local, is a favorite all year long.

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Bulleit Rye whiskey
—1 oz. simple syrup
—1 oz. lemon juice
—A shot of malbec wine

INSTRUCTIONS:
Mix whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice and finish with the shot of wine.

Courtesy of LOCAL KITCHEN & BAR // 248.291.5650

Signature Drink - Pumpkin Smash

Step inside Chakra to a sexy, stylish setting. Handcarved Cambodian reliefs are set within walls crafted of 120-year-old textured bricks, and an eclectic New American menu keeps taste buds guessing. Located in Paramus, Chakra celebrated its 10th anniversary in April 2014. Chakra also welcomes private events for groups from two to 250.

INGREDIENTS:

—1 oz. Four Roses Bourbon
—1 oz. Bols Pumpkin Smash
—.5 oz. pear puree
—.5 oz. house-infused spiced vermouth*
—1 dash lemon juice
—4 pods green cardamom
—1 dash of Peychaud’s Bitters

Signature Drink - The RH

This is definitely not your grandfather’s library. The Library Bar, tucked inside the intimate Rittenhouse hotel, is a far cry from anything dusty, stodgy or old-world. Instead, this inviting space, with its handsome interiors, is the embodiment of modern, sleek style. While here, opt for The RH cocktail, the Library Bar’s signature drink. Like the space itself, this cocktail takes a classic and turns it on its head. It’s a new look of the whiskey sour, revisited in honor of Rye whisky’s birthplace.

INGREDIENTS

-2 oz. of rye whiskey

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