We were sad to see visionary bartender Julia Momose—pictured on the cover of this issue—move on from this improbable craft-cocktail aerie on the 18th floor of a medical building. But her extraordinary legacy—built on a knack for blending esoteric and unexpected ingredients into surprisingly soulful drinks—is firmly intact. Witness brilliantly conceived creations like the Trapeze, which braids together two kinds of rye and the caraway-flavored liqueur kümmel into a slow-burning herbaceous spectacle.
Who’s there:After-work drinkers on the company tab
What to order:Moon’s Age ($19): Japanese whiskey, Amer Fleur de Joie, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, suze, Fernet Branca