The Young American Cocktail

Try this handcrafted cocktail inspired by the star's catalog of music
the young american

The Wayfarer 

David Bowie once said, “I am an instant star. Just add water and stir,” so as NYC prepares to celebrate his life and music at this week's tribute concerts, The Wayfarer is taking its cue from Bowie's own words and stirring up original, handcrafted cocktails inspired by the star's catalog of music. Available at The Wayfarer through Monday (April 4, 2016) is a special menu of five Bowie-inspired cocktails: The Diamond Dog, The Ziggy Stardust, The Tin Machine, The Heathen and The Yo​ung American cocktails (each $14) at both the restaurant’s main bar and upstairs lounge. In memory of Bowie, $2 from every Bowie cocktail served will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. As fans gather to celebrate Bowie for the all-star tribute shows this week, concert-goers and Bowie-admirers can stop at The Wayfarer nearby to raise a toast. And to help get your weekend off on a youthful note, here is the recipe to The Wayfarer's Bowie-inspired "The Young American" cocktail.

 

1
Servings
39
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Preferred glass:  coupe

Ingredients

  • 2  Ounces  gin, such as Bombay Sapphire
  • 1  Ounce  Campari
  • .75  Ounce  passion fruit purée
  • .5  Ounce  triple sec, such as Cointreau (or Combier)
  • .5  Ounce  lime juice
  • Angostura bitters

Directions

Add all ingredients, except Angostura bitters, to tin and shake. Strain into coupe and top with a dash of Angostura bitters.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
9g
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
11mg
2%
Sodium, Na
1mg
0%
Water
45g
2%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.