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Raising the Bar: Death in the Afternoon Champagne Cocktail

Beverage Director Brad Nugent of Center Bar and Porter House New York tops off absinthe with bubbly.

In 2007, the United States lifted its century-long ban of absinthe—a liquor that's also been referred to as "the green fairy." And now it's the secret ingredient that gives this champagne cocktail, whipped up by Center Bar beverage director Brad Nugent, its kick. To make Brad's "Death in the Afternoon," pour 1½ oz absinthe into a flute, then top with champagne.

Try one of Brad's other specially concocted cocktails:

The Cliff Dweller

The King's Old-Fashioned

A restaurant, wine bar and classic cocktail lounge featuring a selection of tapas-style small plates of savory and sweet dishes prepared in a display kitchen under the direction of Chef/Owner Michael Lomonaco whose neighboring Porter House New York has established itself as one of New York’s leading modern steakhouses.

Center Bar is located at Time Warner Center in The Shops at Columbus Circle, with dramatic city views of Columbus Circle, Central Park and New York’s inspiring skyline. Featuring the refined and notable modern American cooking of Michael Lomonaco with a range of influences and flavors from around the world and a wine list of extraordinary champagnes and fine wines from around the world, under the curatorship of Wine and Spirits Manager Brad Nugent and Master Bartender James Moreland who oversees the vast selection of cocktails.

- See more at: http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/restaurants-and-bars/center-bar-...

A restaurant, wine bar and classic cocktail lounge featuring a selection of tapas-style small plates of savory and sweet dishes prepared in a display kitchen under the direction of Chef/Owner Michael Lomonaco whose neighboring Porter House New York has established itself as one of New York’s leading modern steakhouses.

Center Bar is located at Time Warner Center in The Shops at Columbus Circle, with dramatic city views of Columbus Circle, Central Park and New York’s inspiring skyline. Featuring the refined and notable modern American cooking of Michael Lomonaco with a range of influences and flavors from around the world and a wine list of extraordinary champagnes and fine wines from around the world, under the curatorship of Wine and Spirits Manager Brad Nugent and Master Bartender James Moreland who oversees the vast selection of cocktails.

- See more at: http://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/restaurants-and-bars/center-bar-...

Center Bar is a restaurant, wine bar and classic cocktail lounge featuring a selection of savory and sweet small plates under the direction of Chef/Owner Michael Lomonaco, whose neighboring Porter House New has established itself as one of New York’s leading modern steakhouses. Center Bar is located at Time Warner Center in The Shops at Columbus Circle, with dramatic views of Columbus Circle, Central Park and the New York skyline.

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