Mixologist Audrey Saunders, of the Bemelmans Bar reopening in The Carlyle and Sohoâ€™s The Pegu Club, is pretty much a spirits goddess in the New York area and beyond. Sheâ€™s in town today for a â€œladies nightâ€ of sorts to welcome fellow bartendress extraordinaire Naomi Schimek to her new position as Beverage Director at The Spare Room.
Naomi, who was mentored by Audrey in her early days, is paving the way for her and other women mixologists to make a splash in a scene thatâ€™s known for being a boys club. In honor of Naomiâ€™s new title, Audrey is presenting a six drink guest menu at The Spare Room tonight and will help debut the gaming parlorâ€™s new fall menu, which includes Schimekâ€™s own salute to her mentor â€“ the â€œOde to Audâ€ cocktail. Now this sounds absolutely tasty:
ODE TO AUD
Japanese cherry green tea infused Plymouth Gin, Green Chartreuse, lemon, egg white, jasmine essence
Let’s help the Spare Room co-creators Marc Rose and Med Abrous in helping to welcome these two extraordinary women. Tonight’s festivities are sponsored by Plymouth Gin.
See you tonight!