I’d been meaning to go to PS 7’s for some time, especially since Gina Chersevani started tending bar there. I finally made it last night and had two pretty fantastic drinks.
I started off with a Scorched Milk, made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, Sauternes, and scorched milk, topped with some grated spices (it seemed like nutmeg, cinnamon, and suger mixed together but I could be wrong). This really is a drink best had after dinner, given the sweetness of the milk and the Sauternes, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it before food. It was light, sweet and complex. The wine and bourbon balanced well and the flavors from the milk and spices added a lot of depth. I could see this being a pretty perfect cocktail for a cold winter evening by a warm fireplace, but it did just fine in a packed bar.
The other drink I had was easy as Sunday Morning, made with Plymouth Gin, kumquats, cactus honey, and soda water. The kumquats were muddled but floated in the drink, giving it a beautiful color and the appearance of two floating orange balls. What was nice about this was that it was a light, sweet drink, with strong orange flavors but nothing overpowering. The kumquat didn’t dominate, but there was enough coming through from the muddled fruit give it real flavor. While the Scorched Milk fit the temperature but not the setting of the evening, I could see sipping a few easy as Sunday Morning’s on a summer afternoon.
Both the cocktails I had at PS 7’s were outside my usual scope. They were unique, complex, and balanced. I love going places where I can expand my horizons and try new creations; PS 7’s fit the bill. I would love to go back and spend more time at the bar, though I had already tried the “Yes We Can”ton and the Situation Rum at another event (they were great). The bar was really packed and fortunately while we had seats at the bar, our table came up just as we were finishing the second round, so we didn’t have to deal with the crush. Hopefully I can find a time to come back when the bar isn’t so crowded, but I’m glad the crowd in the bar didn’t affect the quality of the drinks.