Kitty Cocktail Craze Hits New York
By Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
The New York City cocktail scene got a fresh jolt this week as an exciting new drink made its debut. Dubbed the “Kit-Tini,” the shaken concoction has all the elements of the classic martini, with a feline twist.
“It’s a pretty simple drink,” says Sage Walters, head mixologist at Dram in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, preparing one for a patron. “Some gin, vermouth, a twist of lemon. You shake it up, strain it — then you take a cute little cat and just put it right there next to the glass. It really adds a nice touch.”
By all indications, the Kit-Tini is a big hit. ”We can’t mix enough of them,” says Walters. “It does get a little awkward when we have to tell people they can’t keep the cat. But mostly, they’re cool about it.”