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Serving Up: The Spiced Bog at Hemenway’s Restaurant

By January 30, 2023Rhode Island, Top News, Serving Up

Hemenway’s Restaurant’s Marissa Bernal.

Hemenway’s Restaurant
121 S Main Street
Providence, RI

For more than 25 years, iconic Hemenway’s Restaurant, part of Newport Restaurant Group, is an Ocean State go-to destination for fresh seafood and refined American cuisine offered amid relaxed elegance. Chef Max Peterson uses the freshest selections in all the venue’s dishes, notably found at its renowned Raw Bar. With a wall of windows and water views of downtown, the team at Hemenway’s knows how to wow, whether for a business lunch or a date night out. A notable accolade is the venue’s annual Wine Spectator Award of Excellence appearance, a showcase achievement for its extensive and curated tastes for any palate. Beer lovers can enjoy local and regional craft offerings and a dazzling array of Scotch, bourbon and whiskey selections rival for attention. Creative signature cocktails bring spirits to light in seasonal rotation from a robust back bar. With its proximity to Providence Performing Arts Center, the RI School of Design Museum, WaterFire Arts Center, Brown University, Johnson & Wales and the RI Convention Center, Hemenway’s sets a table perfectly among the city’s skyline for city visitors and locals alike.

Bartender: Marissa Bernal

Cocktail: Spiced Bog

» 2 oz. Rhodium RI Red Vodka
» 1 oz. St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
» .5 oz. rosemary simple syrup
» .25 oz. fresh lemon juice
» Cranberry juice
» Pear nectar
» Garnish: sugared cranberries

The Spiced Bog cocktail. Photo by Nicole Mandel.

Method: Build the cocktail over ice in a shaker. Shake (smile and have fun)! Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with sugared cranberries.

“When developing the Spiced Bog martini, we looked local and started playing around with the Rhodium RI Red, a cranberry and cherry vodka from our friends at Rhode Island Spirits just up the street in Pawtucket,” said Bartender Marissa Bernal. “We accented it with rosemary simple syrup to give the flavors a little lift, and then we added St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur because it is mulled liquid gold. The result is a delicious cocktail featuring a local distiller for guests to enjoy through the cooler months.”






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