NYC Cocktail Week: Day 3
June 18, 2011, 11:23am
Daddy-O: 44 Bedford Street, West Village
On New York City Cocktail Week’s first Friday, a funny thing happened to me on the way to NoLita. While on the bus from the office, I was so happy for the beginning of the weekend and so entranced by the music flowing through my headphones, when I looked up I ended up smack dab in the middle of the West Village. Luckily for me, a small pub called Daddy-O nestled close to where 7th Ave. South, Leroy Street and Bedford Street intersect is involved in the Liquor.com created festivities.
Upon our greeting by the very friendly bartender, Pamela, we were informed of the bar’s involvement in NYCW. It was almost as if they had already spoke to Michael J. Neff, or maybe it’s becoming clear that we’re covering as much as we possibly can. Anyhoo, we were handed a menu filled with perfect Friday after work fare and our evening began with the Prickly Pear Margarita—Don Julio Blanco Tequila, prickly-pear puree, orange liqueur and lime juice. Anyone who knows anything about drinking knows that tequila is a good on Friday and this particular cocktail is created for happiness.
Speaking of Friday fare, it was time to bring on the wings! This perfect compliment to any consumable liquid came with a little extra kick, a nice little surprise for our taste buds. These wings also went swimmingly in the middle of the sports trifecta taking place around us courtesy of the three flat screen televisions. What a Friday!
What would a NYCW trip be without some sort of whisk(e)y? Although we may find out one day, the third day of Cocktail Week brought us the Summascotch Drink—Lagavulin 16 Year-Old Single Malt Scotch, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and orange bitters. This is another beverage to add to the taste like a summer drink, but this one comes with an asterisk. Here we have something that tastes exactly like lemonade with a treat for the smoky scotch drinker. It’s a very interesting way to be informed of the alcohol content of your drink. Imagine if someone took your lemonade to a Kansas City barbecue and that’s what you have in this glass. Yet another win for the $20.11 budget.
It should seem pretty obvious that we are a group of people who co-sign Daddy-O as a place to go whenever you can. Plus, if you’re a true night owl, the kitchen stays open until 4am. Get the tater tots. They may not be on the NYCW menu, but they’re incredible. Just an extra tip…