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Serving Up: Char Restaurant’s Namesake Cocktail

By October 3, 2013Connecticut, Top News, Serving Up

CHAR Restaurant, 2 Water St., Greenwich, Conn.

Agron Rugova

Agron Rugova

Char is a contemporary American-style restaurant offering seasonal menus and locally sourced meats, produce and cheese. The restaurant offers a rustic feel and is built with reclaimed wood; the walls are former floor joists from Brooklyn, the flooring is white oak from Alabama, the cabinets are and bar are from antique pine and red oak respectively.

Co-owner/Bar manager: Agron Rugova

Drink Name: The CHAR

Recipe:

  • Muddle three blackberries
  • Add 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ¾ oz. Rebel Yell Reserve Bourbon
  • Add ice, shake all together and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice.The CHAR
  • Garnish with a blackberry.

The house drink reflects the rustic-meets-chic theme, said Rugova. “It’s kind of like the restaurant—Old bourbon meets new, fresh lemon juice and blackberries,” he said. “Definitely a nice little acidic touch, but the simple syrup and blackberries balance it. Then you get a nice kick from the bourbon.”

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