Inspired by Naked Real Estate’s recent series If Buildings Could Dress, we’re snuggling a little closer to the developments close to our hearts and our livers with our Drink This Dev feature.
To kick things off, we immediately thought of the lovely Tribeca Art Deco conversion Warren Lofts, which calls for an arch but welcoming libation to chase away the autumn chill.
Name: The 37 Warren (apple rosemary martini)
Explanation: We wanted a warm, sophisticated concoction with natural ingredients that celebrated the raw beauty of this 18-unit, 12-story project on the corner of Church Street. We chose pureed apple for its hearty texture and gorgeous color that evokes the building’s reflective bronze-copper topper designed by Handel Architects. The rosemary adds a hint of herbal sprightliness, as a nod to the property’s heritage as home to a 1931 flower-seed company. For the anchoring liquor, we suggest a base of Tito’s Vodka, which is copper-kettle distilled in Texas. The result, poured into a crisp-silhouetted martini glass, is unique and refined, but an undiluted pleasure to drink.
Ingredients (serves 4):
2 large apples, preferably Fuji for sweetness
6 oz. Tito’s Vodka
3 oz. rosemary simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 large rosemary sprig)
2 fresh rosemary sprigs, cut crosswise
Rosemary simple syrup instructions:
1.) Bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to boil in a saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves.
2.) Remove from heat, add rosemary.
3.) Let steep for 2 hours.
4.) Remove rosemary sprig before using. Can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
1.) Core and cut apples into 1/2-inch cubes.
2.) Place apple cubes in blender and puree.
3.) Pour vodka, apple puree and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.
4.) Shake and strain the mixture into a martini glass so that the apple pulp does not overwhelm the drink.
5.) Top off each martini glass with sparkling water to taste and a fresh half-sprig of rosemary.