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Genuine Liquorette

191 Grand St., New York, NY 10013 40.719138 -73.997218
at Mulberry St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-726-4633 Send to Phone

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Official Website

eatgenuine.com

Hours

Tue-Wed, 6pm-midnight; Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat, 6pm-2am; Sun-Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; J, Z at Bowery

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

As a subterranean extension of Genuine Superette, the AvroKO team has opened a  cocktail bar on Grand Street. But even though it's helmed by a crew of respected mixologists, Genuine Liquorette winks at modern-day cocktail culture.  Former bartender, Eben Freeman has invented something called the "Cha-Chunker," a machine with a metal point that can be lowered into the mouth of any canned beverage to widen the hole. A mini bottle of alcohol is then inverted into the can, making drinks like a riff on a mojito, with Cruzan White rum, Sprite, lime, and mint. (Customers can also order standard mixed drinks, like gin-and-tonics, to be made with the Cha-Chunker.) The creativity doesn't stop there: Through the monthly "Cocktail Collective" program, bartenders from around the world invent drinks using on specific rare spirit, which are then added to Genuine Liquorette's menu. Plus: The space is designed like a bodega-style liquor store, and people can actually drink from all of the bottles lining the walls (the bartenders will charge by the ounce). And to further break down the wall between the staff and the customers, AvroKO bartenders also host cocktail classes and allow graduates to tend bar anytime.

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