What to Drink at the Smith in the East Village: The Pink Pussy Cat
The drink: The Pink Pussy Cat
This Pink Pussy Cat still has its cherry ... yes, we did just go there.
The bar: The Smith, 55 Third Avenue
The price: $11
The ingredients: Gin, whole chunks of grapefruit, fresh pineapple juice, and grenadine, garnished with -- what else for such a salaciously named drink? -- a cherry.
The buzz ...
It's a refreshingly tart take on the sugar-bomb that is ubiquitously guzzled (and duly disgorged) along Bourbon Street in New Orleans: the Hurricane. In lieu of rum and passion fruit, the Pink Pussy Cat makes use of gin and grapefruit, a combination that screams summer sipping. Or rather drawls it, lazily. The Smith may be poised for uptown expansion, but if this little number is any indication, it will always have a displaced Southern accent.
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