Classic Negroni

From beloved West Village restaurant Via Carota, a bottled cocktail that’s been perfected by the experts: chefs and owners Jody Williams and Rita Sodi. A slight variation of the one-one-one recipe, this Classic Negroni is balanced (herbaceous, bitter and juicy) and crafted with dry gin, a bespoke vermouth and Forthave Red Aperitivo. Each bottle contains approximately four drinks, which should be served chilled and over …

Rita Sodi and Jody Williams on Via Carota’s New Bottled Craft Cocktails

Six classic drinks from the beloved West Village trattoria

Jody Williams and Rita Sodi’s restaurant partnership is one of New York City legend. Back in 2008, Williams (at the time a chef at one of Keith McNally’s venues) visited Sodi’s recently opened Tuscan-style eatery on the West Village’s Christopher Street, I Sodi, sat at the bar and was so overwhelmed by the food that she was compelled to meet the chef. A few years …

Three Signature Cocktails from West Village Icon, Chumley’s

A superb drinks menu factors into the NYC establishment's grand return

For some of us who rushed to Chumley’s for its reopening last year, the experience felt much like a great dream. When the venue closed a decade ago, New Yorkers lost a legendary watering hole. Before its closure, generations of individuals had been drawn to the bar for its literary history, warm decor and an environment both intimate and exciting. It wasn’t a speakeasy akin …