Rogue & Canon Brings Twists On Classic Cocktails To Manhattan's West Village

Nestled between the bustling streets of Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood and the hip spots of the West Village, Rogue & Canon has found itself a home. The new venture, (its opening night was MLK Day on Jan. 21) is the product of mixologist Johnny Swet of JIMMY at The James, New York hospitality mogul Larry Poston, industry newcomer Yanni Marmarou, and former Hotel Griffou chef de cuisine Adam Slamon. 

Swet's creativity can be seen all over the cocktail menu, from the classic Dirty Gibson (gin, dry vermouth, brine, celery bitters, and house-pickled pearl onions) to the Midnight Train to Georgia (bourbon, peanut liquor, maple-bacon bitters, and rosemary). The inspiration for the Pretty Baby (vodka, liqueur de violette, elderflower liqueur, Matilde peach liqueur, and champagne) came from a scene in the 1978 Brooke Shields classic Pretty Baby.

Don't leave without trying the Grape Knee High, a cocktail of vodka, gin, malbec, grape juice, and ginger ale. It's a combination so confusing and dangerously tempting, it had to be good — and it was.