New York City, “the city that never sleeps,” is a place famous for its nightlife, something that is recently becoming synonymous with cocktails. Therefore, every year when the Manhattan Cocktail Classic comes to New York City there is no shortage of participants. Attendees have the opportunity to take part in more than just the nightlife aspect of cocktails, as the Classic provides them with the ability to learn anything imaginable about cocktails. Hence, when the Manhattan Cocktail Classic came to Apotheke the focus was on healing, as our mixologists led a class called Take Your Medicine. Participants had the ability to do more than just drink a cocktail. Instead, they could see through the eyes of our mixologists as they explored the different arts and sciences involved in the use of medicinal herbs. By doing so, they discovered how to bring out different elements in cocktails and make their drinking experience that much more enjoyable.
Photos by Sheila Griffin