Top Shelf: Almond’s Number One Cocktail
May 31, 2012 | East End Eats
Fire in the Hole cocktail at Almond
Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton is a winner for fine dining. The French-leaning menu includes everything from escargot to rack of lamb, with a vegetarian prix fixe offered on Mondays. But today, we’re turning our attention to the bar, where things are really heating up.
Though the mixologists here make a fine Manhattan and dry martini, that’s not what loyal summer clientele clamor for. The signature, and most popular, summer drink at Almond is the hot and spicy Fire in the Hole, concocted with house-made jalapeño purée and sour mix, Milagro Silver Tequila, and Cointreau.
Served margarita-style in a salt-rimmed glass, the fiery drink might require a chaser of ice-cold water, if your spice tolerance is low. Non-spicy palates can also opt for the gentler Ruby Kiss, made with Ruby Red Absolut, grapefruit, lime, and cranberry juices, St. Germain, and a dash of simple syrup. It’s fruity, floral, and strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tart. One Ocean Drive, Bridgehampton, 537-5665