The Dionysus is a special drink, and not just because of its mythical reference. The owners of Kleos, Lauren Lynch and Tom Bovis, named their newborn son Dionysus at the suggestion of their bar manager Deanna Marandola. Kleos’ cocktail menu specializes in Greek twists on classic drinks, and Dionysus (a.k.a. Dino) is the namesake of this homage to an after-dinner Trinidad Sour – just as Kleos’ version of an Old Fashioned is named after Dino’s brother, Hercules. This cocktail is both refreshing and potent, with a flavor profile that stands up to Kleos’ modern Greek fare. The concoction marries black fig-infused vodka and Skinos Mastiha (a liqueur made from the resin of the Mastiha tree). The flavor is uniquely herbal and floral and doesn’t overwhelm the palate. So raise your glass to Dionysus, god of the grape harvest and wine, and to Dino,
• 2 oz. black fig-infused vodka
• 1 oz. Skinos Mastiha
• 1 oz. lemon juice
• 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a sugar-rimmed glass, garnish with grapes and mint.
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