Yana Volfson

A few weeks ago, we caught up with Yana Volfson, Beverage Director of Peels, one of our favorite spots on the Bowery in New York City for great cocktails. The effortlessly cool and creative Volfson showed us how to make a few of her favorites off a menu she themed entirely by color. Here are two perfect cocktails to transition you into fall this weekend…

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Peels INDIGO

2 oz Tequila reposado

3/4 oz Lemon juice

1/2 oz St Germaine

1/2 oz Housemade currant shrub

1/4 oz Ginger syrup

Combine all ingredients into a canister and hard shake.  Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass and garnish with candied ginger.

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Peels WATERMELON GIMLET

pinch of opal basil

2 oz Tequila Blanco

1 oz Fresh Watermelon juice

1/2 oz Lime juice

1/4 oz Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients into a canister and hard shake.  Strain into chilled couple and garnish with spanked opal basil.