Cocktails with Creators:
Artist, chef, and visionary Michael Cirino serves a high-flying cocktail with an unexpected twist.
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Waiting for a bartender to shake or stir your drink is so yesterday. Brooklyn creator Michael Cirino, boasting some serious Italian heritage cred — check the mustache — decided to change the game. That’s kinda his MO: His culinary experience company A Razor/A Shiny Knife has long conceived and executed unexpected and unusual events, like serving a fancy lunch on the L train or organizing a 100-course meal for a discerning crowd.
His latest endeavor, for which he built a gigantic bar that doubles as launching and landing pad, is making cocktails with drones.
“Drones have been exciting for a while, but not many people get to touch them. This project was something that started out as a novel joke a couple years ago: How do we take drones and incorporate them into an event, an experience, or everyday life in a different way than just delivering packages or making a video?” —Michael Cirino
Watch Michael’s drones do something very different — and very delicious.
1/2 oz. lime juice
3/4 oz. ginger syrup
1 1/2 oz. gin
Stir all ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with candied ginger.
Remember: Don’t drink and drone.
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