The “basic, not-so-secret formula for almost all new cocktail development: Take a classic recipe from the 20th century.” BTW that brandy stout recipe sounds yum.
The cocktails at @SadieRestaurant. My faves were the White Monk, a really clean and delicious cocktail as well as the unique Sadie Float with carbonated Campari and Peychauds bitters ice cream. Not for the faint of palate. And that Velvet was nice and rich. The Gran Prix is for fans of hoppy beer.