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At The Cuddy, Sag Harbors new gastropub, beverage director Derek Nielsen has created a menu of delicious handcrafted cocktails to go with chef Gilberto Chicos refined comfort food. Look for drinks made with fresh juices, artisanal bitters, house-made maraschino cherries and flavored syrups.
The Lucia Margarita ($12), with jalapeno-infused Reposado tequila, has just the right balance of spicy and sweet. You get your choice of Knob Creek Bourbon or Prairie Organic vodka along with homemade blueberry-honey lemonade when you order a Johnny Lemonade. The potent Gentlemans Favor is made with Michters rye, Carpano Antica vermouth, bitters, black tea syrup, and house-made maraschino cherries. Later in the season, bottled cherries will be available for purchase, so you can use them to craft your own cocktails at home.
The Cuddy is at 29 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-0101.