Mixologist Jane Danger of Cienfuegos - New York, NY

95 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-6818
Hours: Daily 6pm-2am

Anywhere else it might seem like something borrowed from Dashiell Hammett, but at Cienfuegos, a name like Jane Danger makes perfect sense. Even if she is an international spy (these days most of us have two jobs), we’re happier with Danger’s cover as a bartender at this funky, spunky East Village Cuban-themed rum room. And she fits right into its culture: take the drinks, and nothing else, too seriously. You’ll find gin, Scotch, and cognac scattered around the menu, but the emphasis here is on rum, and Danger knows it like an old Cubana, puckering up a 4-year Flor de Cana with Aperol and a bold pinch of sea salt for her aptly named “Intro to Awesome.” A generally well-parsed menu (with seasonal cocktails, twists on classics, and those giant, festive punches) means you’ll be exploring Cuban cocktail culture with a trustworthy map.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Intro to Awesome: Flor de Cana 4-Year Extra Dry, Aperol, Cucumber, Lime, Simple Syrup, Soda, and Sea Salt
  • Velvet House Punch: Cockspur 12-Year Rum, Velvet Falernum, Lime, Ginger Syrup, Bittermens Tiki Bitters, and Soda

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