Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ask a Bartender: Entwine's Mixologist Makes Us a Drink

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We were blown away by the herbal cocktails at Entwine, the antiquey yet brand-spanking-new, bi-level boite in the Village (765 Washington Street, near W 12th; 212.727.8765), and wondered how we might try to mix those drinks at home. (Though it was awfully nice to sip drinks in their quaint, backyard garden).

Enter Duane Fernandez Jr, the bar's bubbly mixologist (below).

You may recognize Duane from the 5th annual 42Below Cocktail World Cup (at the Bowery Hotel last July), where he represented the Soho Grand, competing against NYC cocktail giants, like Sammy Ross and Lisa Hare.

This guy really knows how to mix it up!

So we asked him to score us one of Entwine's secret, herbalicious recipes, the Rosemary Fresca. Here's how to make it:

Rosemary Fresca:

2 oz silver tequila

1oz elderflower

Rosemary syrup

Fresh lime juice

Topped with proseco

Garnished with an rosemary stem

Not sure how to concoct a rosemary syrup in your own kitchen? Here's a simple recipe from Food & Wine:

If you're looking for a few good drinks, contact DFJ at

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