We’re cracking a champagne bottle on Lo-Res, a bar and screening room located on the groundfloor at Nitehawk Cinema. Lo-Res features content beamed directly from Nitehawk’s extensive VHS Vault throughout the day and long into the night on its retro TVs. More important than obsolete media though, are the bar’s choice selection of beers, whiskey, food and specialty cocktails.
Below, Nitehawk’s beverage director, Matt Walker, takes us through a few of the cocktails he and his team put together for the bar’s inaugural season – all of them named for their B-Movie spirit animals.
Five Deadly Venoms
Breuckelen NY Wheat Whiskey, Carpano Dry Vermouth, Luxar do Maraschino Liquer, Ramazzoti Amaro, Angostura Bitters
We’ve been barrel aging classic cocktails at Nitehawk for years, but we’ve never barrel aged one of our originals. This one is based on the Brooklyn cocktail but using Ramazzotti Amaro and Breuckelen’s delicious wheat whiskey instead of rye, then we aged it for six weeks in a seasoned rye whiskey barrel. We honestly had no idea how it would taste when it came out of the barrel, so we were pretty happy to find out it’s a glass full of heaven. (more…)