Dressed as gay hubbies, we served cocktails to same-sex couples and the wedding planners who love them as part of New York City’s Illegal Wedding Fair. We had the run of a stunning Art Deco bar in 632 on Hudson, a West Village townhouse that resembles an Italian palazzo stretched vertically and filled with extraordinary, quirky antiques (stunning!).
We dubbed our cocktail The 14th Amendment: gin, Aperol (a liqueur similar to Campari, but with orange instead of grapefruit), rhubarb syrup, and lemon juice — with a hearty dash of justice for all.
The fizzy, summery mélange — based on the Aperol Spritz — let Mayur show off his (freakin’ awesome) innovation: cocktails in a keg. He mixed all the ingredients with ice in a keg and carbonated the drink with CO2. (The future is now.)
On a personal note: having a keg of ready-made cocktail around the apartment is dangerous! Oy.
Anyhoo! We were so pleased to take part in such a fun and important event. Thank you, Miss Kiwa!