8/30/2012 09:11:00 AM

Best Thing We Drank Last Night: Noblesse Oblige at the Experimental Cocktail Club

Last night we dropped by the Experimental Cocktail Club on the Lower East Side to get our drink on. It seemed to be a slow night for the high-end drinkery, the door was wide open when we arrived and nearly every bar stool was available. We asked the bartender for a suggestion and he immediately pointed to the Noblesse Oblige, the very first drink listed on the menu. When we looked at the ingredient list, we had to ask ourselves: has the mixology trend gone out of control ?

The drink's base was Grosperrin VSOP Cognac - ok, that's fine. But then it was mixed with El Mastero Sierra Pedro Ximenez Sherry, mezcal, mole bitters and orange oil - a crazy slew of ingredients that is one absinthe wash from being a parody of itself. Could we make out the bitters and mezcal when we sipped this drink? Nope. Was it tasty? Yep. We're still not sure how we feel about these intricate beverages that take 14 minutes to make, but that first flavorful sip was good enough for us.

4 comments :

  1. Love this place and lucky for you to have a sit because its normaly very packed!!!!

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  2. Huuum great venue and nice music! It s true it takes a bit of time to get the drinks. You should try the"curious prescription".

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  3. Nice bar and cool crowd only when you can get in!

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  4. That drink is tasty! Just don't get the one with coco nib-infused Scotch and wormwood bitters. YUCK.

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