New York, New York—Reported by Coleman Bentley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
If you have ever watched episode of Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s emmy-winning ode to the glamorous push-pull politics of the prohibition-era, you are more than familiar with the sultry speakeasy aesthetic that Lantern’s Keep has brought to the upscale New York bar scene. So slick your hair back and button-up that three-piece suit, this bar has just the drink for you.
Located in the Iroquois Hotel and a World’s Best Hotel Bar nominee for the 2012 Tales of the Cocktail Award, Lantern’s Keep—a favorite hotspot for fashionistas, theatre-goers and business professionals alike –is changing Midtown Manhattan’s imbibed-landscape. Never content to rest on laurels, however, Lantern’s Keep recently asked Head Barkeep Theo Liberman to concoct a contemporary twist on a time honored classic. Thus the The McKittrick Old Fashioned was born. Mixed with Bourbon, sherry and mole bitters, The McKittrick Old Fashioned, like all of Theo’s drinks, is inspired by a different period of the Temperance Movement. Named after the abandoned hotel that hosts the hit off Broadway show Sleep No More, this drink is 90 years of history in a highball.
A perfectly warming brace for the colder months ahead, Lantern’s Keep looks to wet the whistles of New York City whiskey-lovers with the introduction of their McKittrick Old Fashioned.