Head to The John Lamb for Tobacco Leaf-Garnished Cocktails

 In Features

If you are looking for a place to sip creative cocktails on the Lower East Side, check out The John Lamb, which recently opened up in the basement of the new Sago Hotel. Named for John Lamb, an American soldier, politician, and Anti-Federalist organizer during the American Revolutionary War, this spot features cocktails by Mike Belasco (also behind the stick at The Grey Lady and formerly from Upper East Side watering hole The Gilroy) and has a fun yet swanky vibe.

The Beverage Program

At The John Lamb, Mike is using ingredients like tobacco-rinsed whiskey, sweet potato syrup, and carrot juice – super fun stuff. They even have a challis that looks like the Holy Grail from Indiana Jones, serving the Sago-Tini, while the Chattanooga Choo-Choo is garnished with a tobacco leaf.

The Restaurant

The restaurant is operated by Joseph Valentine, and features a $1.00 oyster happy hour from 4pm to 7pm and then again from 10pm to close. If you are looking for a bite to eat, they serve everything from Southern-style fried chicken and Kung Pao Calamari to a selection of sausages sourced from Schaller & Weber. They also book communal tables and serve whole animal dinners, if that’s your thing.

But more about the drinks.

The John Lamb Cocktails

The Sago-Tini

The Sago-Tini at The John Lamb

Ingredients: Absolut Vodka, Lime, Thyme, Mango Juice, Lilly Flower

The Allegheny

The Allegheny at the John Lamb

Ingredients: Evan Williams Bourbon, Blackberry Brandy, fino sherry, lemon juice, atomized citrus oil, dehydrated lemon, mionetto prosecco.

Ribbons for Her

Ribbons for Her at The John Dory

Ingredients: Greenhook Gin, greenhook beach plum, blackberry brandied cherry reduction, cointreau, lemon , egg white. (portion of proceeds, donated to Breast Cancer Charity.)

Bad Judgement

Bad Judgement at the John Lamb

Ingredients: Jameson Black Barrel Whiskey, pine barren honey corn flower syrup, lemon, egg white.

Born and Raised

Born and Raised at the John Lamb LES

Ingredients:  Lunazul tequila blanco, gracias a Dios Mezcal, sweet potato syrup, orange juice, carrot juice, dill, chili tincture.

Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed at The John Lamb

Ingredients: Redemption rye, apple brandy, apple pie moonshine (house-made), Peychauds, Ricard Pastis.

The Fainter Heart

The Fainter Heart at The John Lamb

Ingredients: Cynar, Bruto Americano, Leblon cachaca infused with licorice root and activated charcoal.

Benedictine Arnold

Benedictine Arnold at the John Lamb LES

Ingredients: Greenhook Gin, Bacardí Ocho, Benedictine, Punt E Mes, Peychauds Bitters, Chinese bitters

Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo at the John Lamb

Ingredients:  Tabacco rinsed George Dickel Tennesse Whiskey, vermount maple syrup, mesquite BBQ  bitters, Whiskey smoked oak barrel sugar.

The John Lamb details

120 Allen St. New York, NY

Lower East Side
Open Sun–Wed 3pm-12am, Thurs-Sat 3pm-2am; 212-392-4244

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