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Friday, April 29, 2011

Rattlesnake, a Dizzying Taste of Venom at Beretta

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:59 AM

TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer

We're a big fan of frothy drinks, and Beretta offers up a fine specimen in its Rattlesnake cocktail, a mixture of rye, lemon, maple syrup, bitters, and egg whites. Sweet without reaching cloying territory, the shallow glass deceives the drinker into thinking it won't sting, but it does. Beautifully.

On Tue., May 3, there will be even more cocktailing possibilities when barman Steve Schneider from New York's Employees Only guest-tends with a special menu at Beretta. Schneider will make original creations such as Firecracker (pisco, mezcal, lime, pineapple gomme, allspice dram) and Kobayashi (Scotch, house-made hibiscus cordial, lemon, ginger).

Beretta: 1199 Valencia (at 23rd St.), 695-1199.

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