It may seem that almost every city block in New York City features an iconic building or bar…
That is certainly true of Park Place & Broadway - the home of the one time tallest building in the world, the Woolworth Building and of St Marks Place & Avenue A in the East Village - the home of the speakeasy bar, Please Don’t Tell.
The Woolworth cocktail, essentially a scotch martini of sorts, was created at PDT by John Deragon. Customers gain access to the subterranean space by picking up the red phone in the punky Crif Dogs hot dog shop next door. A door opens inside the phonebox and once inside the dimly lit bar, they can enjoy modern classics like the Woolworth, served by some of the city’s finest bartenders.
50ml Blended Scotch Whisky
25ml Amontillado Dry Sherry
- 15ml Benedictine
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
Fill a rocks glass with ice
Pour in all ingredients and stir
Garnish with a wheel of lemon