Inspired by the same name movie, the Autumn in New York drink by Mario Farulla, is based on Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea bourbon.
Waiting for a new episode entirely dedicated to cinema drinks, our expert Carlo Dutto signals us a cocktail (always inspired by a film) linked to a significant event for the world of Italian beverage/mixology: the inclusion of the place where the creator of this drink works, among the top hundred of the world in the prestigious ranking of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019.
DRINK: AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
(inspired by movie “Autumn in New York”, directed by Joan Chen, 2000)
BARMAN: Mario Farulla, bar manager of Ristorante Baccano – Rome, ranked number 70 in The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019
60 ml Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea bourbon
Ice made with hibiscus tea
Glass: low tumbler
Pour directly in the low tumbler glass the Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea bourbon above ice and fill with Ginger Ale. To prepeare the hibiscus tea ice: prepeare first the tea, wait for it to cool down and place it in a freezer in ice molds. Once in the drink, as soon as it starts to melt, it will release sweet scents of hibiscus, also changing the drink’s colour into a light pink.
‘Autumn in New York’ is the story of Will Keane, who falls in love, maybe for the very first time in life, of young and sensitive Charlotte, daughter of an old love of him. Jefferson’s Ocean bourbon, aged at sea, has been chosen because is mature and strong like Richard Gere in the movie. The ice parfumed of hibiscus is spiced and pinky like the young protagonist, performed by Winona Ryder. A signature drink by Italian bar manager Mario Farulla, with important experiences in London, New York and Dubai, before the return in native Rome at Ristorante Baccano, in Via delle Muratte, few meters away from Fontana di Trevi. Hard work, research, innate talent for hospitality and a unique, professional staff – first among them his ‘right arm’ Alessio Giovannesi behind the bar – and a spirits display with more than 600 bottles. Perfect location for tourists and at the same time a real temple of top quality drinks, a place where to feel home and always be at ease. The wide bar encourages chatting, the numerous ‘guests’ with the best barmen from all over the world and a care for the customer made Baccano become one of Italy’s best cocktail bars and in 2019 was ranked at 70th place in the prestigious The World’s 50 Best Bars. A wonderful achievement for Mario Farulla and his staff, for Rome, for Italy.
We recommend that you always drink alcohol in moderation and above all, do not drive after doing it.
Texts © Carlo Dutto for iBESTmag – Images © Andrea Di Lorenzo – Forbidden Reproduction