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Serving Up: The Minted Bourbon Classic at Circe Restaurant & Bar

Circe Bartender Austin Wojtanowski creates The Minted Bourbon Classic.

Circe Restaurant & Bar
1646 Division Rd.
East Greenwich, RI

Circe Restaurant & Bar offers two locations for exceptional dining: its original eatery in Providence and its East Greenwich restaurant, which opened in 2018. Executive Chef Simon Keating and Chef Dan Mowatt serve up high-end New American cuisine with a Mediterranean influence, along with thoughtfully paired beverage selections in a bright and modern space. The wine list offers diverse, carefully selected glass and bottle options with a focus on Californian and Italian regions, as well as wines from Spain, France, Argentina and Australia, set to pair with any dish. Named in homage to Circe, the goddess and sorceress in Greek mythology whose notable talent was her use of herbs and potions in spells, a major focus of the venue is its cocktail concoctions. Under General Manager Kyle Poland, the bar team at Circe strives to offer inventive seasonal creations using small-batch and artisanal spirits, fresh-squeezed juices and housemade syrups, each providing a magical complement to meals.

Bartender: Austin Wojtanowski

Cocktail: The Minted Bourbon Classic

» 3 sprigs muddled mint, plus 1 fresh sprig for garnish
» 2 oz. Redemption Bourbon Whiskey
» 1 oz. passion fruit puree
» 1 oz. demerara syrup
» 1 oz. fresh lemon juice

The Minted Bourbon Classic at Circe.

The Minted Bourbon Classic at Circe.

Method: Muddle three dry sprigs of mint in a cocktail glass or shaker. Add ice, bourbon, passion fruit puree, demerara syrup and fresh lemon juice. Shake aggressively and strain over fresh ice in a lowball glass. Garnish the cocktail with a fresh sprig of mint.

The Minted Bourbon Classic cocktail is the eatery’s latest addition to its summer cocktail menu, created “in the hopes of enticing bourbon drinkers into a refreshing cocktail for the summer season …. when most people are gravitating to summer flavors, mint and iced cocktails,” General Manager Kyle Poland said. “And it has already been a hit among our customers.”


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