Celebrating Easter outside of the home is a better option. Dad isn’t forced to throw on a bunny suit. Kids are forced to behave in a public setting. And, New York City establishments promise a forceful brunch with bold cocktails – highlighting one specific ingredient: carrot. Consider these five carrot concoctions this Easter Sunday. This is real “mommy juice.”
WhatSup Doc’ at Tiny’s and The Bar Upstairs
This snug tri-level townhouse is far more exciting than your house. It dates back to 1810, and is complete with a homely fireplace and authentic “bar upstairs.” Snag a custom banquette and sip WhatSup Doc,’ a turmeric and carrot daiquiri served with aged Brazilian cachaca and aged Guatemalan rum; topped with three basil leaves to resemble a carrot. The orange mixture is packed with vitamins and antioxidants for that spring cleansing.
135 West Broadway, Tribeca, 212-374-1135, www.tinysnyc.com, @tinysnyc
Easter Mimosa at SaltBrick Tavern
This mod-tavern offers inventive takes on American fare everyday, however this Sunday will be elevating classic Easter plates to reflect the lively atmosphere. Expect Truffled Eggs Benedict with candied bacon and the Easter Mimosa, made with apple brandy, carrot juice and sparkling wine for vivacity – just like the space.
156 Tillary St, Downtown Brooklyn, 347-417-9112, www.saltbricktavernnyc.com, @saltbricktavernnyc
He’s Coursing at Analogue
Skip the green juice in favor of an orange one. Savor He’s Coursing, a delectable combination of rye whiskey, carrot juice, honey, cinnamon and chili; garnished with wee “carrot” fashioned from orange peel and mint. Choose both cheese platter and charcuterie board for non-stop nibbling.
19 West 8th St, Greenwich Village, 212-432-0200, www.analoguenyc.com, @analoguenyc
Skills to Pay the Bills at Barano
This stylish, seasonal Italian restaurant located in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge offers up the Skills to Pay the Bills, a veggie-based cocktail expertly blended with blanco tequila, oloroso sherry, freshly squeezed carrot juice, lime, honey and orange bitters. It’s an unexpected, must-try ‘tail appropriate for Easter brunching. Absolutely order pancakes for the table. We’re talking Semolina Pancakes with a lemon curd topping and mixed berries.
26 Broadway, South Williamsburg, 347-987-4500, www.baranobk.com, @baranobk
Carrot Mimosa at Olmsted
Sunday calls for clear skies and 56-degrees. Hang out in the very herbally garden and sip the sugary rim of the Carrot Mimosa, made with carrot-orange juice, elderflower, and champagne for sparkle. Donut skip out on the fresh Krapfen, Austrian donuts filled with pear butter. Wrap up in blankets, or relocate to the Chef’s Counter if there’s a slight chill.
659 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights, 718-552-2610, www.olmstednyc.com, @olmstednyc