New Yorkers are known for avoiding eye contact on the street and public transportation, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t good neighbors. Take The Wayland for example, a cocktail bar in Manhattan’s East Village that shares a building with Ninth Street Espresso. When the coffee experts arrived at The Wayland bearing a caffeinated gift, managing partner Brian Hawthorne turned it into a cocktailing treasure. “They had given us some freshly roasted beans to play with, so we turned them into bitters and made the 9th Street Negroni in their honor,” he says. Coffee bitters add a rich depth to this take on the classic, and Aperol gives it a slightly sweeter taste than the original recipe. Try it after dinner or even at brunch.
9th Street Negroni
Punt e Mes