Bon Appétit Names Taste by Niche One of the Top 10 Best New Cocktail Bars

Stew Smith
Taste by Niche mixologist Ted Kilgore
Bon Appétit has named Taste by Niche (1831 Sidney Street; 314-773-7755) one of the "Top 10 Best New Cocktail Bars" in its August issue. The blurb mentions mixologist Ted Kilgore's "Grey Fizz," a combination of gin, vermouth infused with Earl Grey tea, lemon and egg whites.

Kilgore already knew a cocktail recipe of his would be featured in the magazine's November issue. However, this honor was a surprise, and he discovered it when a friend posted the news on Facebook.

"I knew they that they were doing something," says Kilgore. "I had no idea what [specific] article they were working on."

Adds Kilgore, "Bon Appétit is one of the magazines I've subscribed to for quite a while. It feels pretty great."

What is Kilgore drinking to celebrate the honor? Gran Classico Bitter and Wild Turkey: "A few of my favorite things."

Fans of Kilgore's libations should know that he's nursing a cracked rib suffered during a recent trip to San Francisco. He can still shake cocktails, just not as vigorously as you have come to expect.

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