We're back! We had a welcome and relaxing week off and now we're refreshed and ready to go! This week is exciting because we have new dinner and lunch menu items, a delicious Market Menu, and some fabulous new cocktails! 

This week's Market Menu cocktail is nothing but delicious! We're calling it the Connecticut Rhubarb Spritzer. 

Denise found some beautiful local Rhubarb at the farmer's market and made a great fresh purée. We were truly inspired with it to create a cocktail with a bit more complexity. We added a special rum, Diplomatico Rum to be exact. Diplomatico is a rum from Venezuela that has been around since 1959 and is now sold in 50 countries.

Diplomático rums are carefully crafted from premium sugar cane and use a rich variety of distillation methods. This is combined with the Maestro Ronero’s expertise and excellence in the art of blending, to produce the finest rums
— http://www.rondiplomatico.com/ourvalues

We then add John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum to the cocktail. You may or many not know this unusual liqueur.  It’s been a staple for bartenders and cocktail aficionados for years. Originally created in the 1890's by John D. Taylor, it is made with sugar cane, lime, almond and clove and other spices and is the perfect compliment to rum for tropical drinks. We topped this cocktail with a little sparkling wine for a nice, refreshing feel.

You may not be able to go away to a remote island this summer, but you can come into ZINC and have this cocktail and pretend you're lying on the beach somewhere. Hope to see you soon!