Poción Lounge Delights With Tincture-Tinged Coctails and Vegan Tapas | Village Voice


Poción Lounge

The Pachamama (Photo: Bradley Hawks)

“I wanted to make you something from my heritage,” says bartender Jairo Taveras of Poción Lounge in Washington Heights, handing me a dark-rum-based cocktail garnished with a flaming stick of palo santo bark. “It’s Dominican mixology.” The richly sweet beverage is a theatrical take on Mama Juana, in which rum, red wine, and honey soak with tree bark and herbs. For a young woman sitting with a date at the bar, Taveras makes another drink special — this one, in the spirit of Halloween, a beet-red vodka number poured into a skull-shaped glass. She’s charmed.

You have to be looking for Poción to discover its delights, or you might just stumble in because the wine bar next door, Kazza, is too packed. The vegan tapas spot, open since June, is accented with lime-green light and sits right off Broadway on 177th Street, past the spinning rotisserie chickens at Malecon and a few brightly lit slice joints. The wall off to the side of the bar bears the words, “We serve booze with nutritious boosters.”

Read more: Poción Lounge Delights With Tincture-Tinged Coctails and Vegan Tapas | Village Voice


Washington Heights entrepreneurs strive for new heights in the face of gentrification | Metro US

Uptown Eats: The Best Cuban Sandwich In Washington Heights…

El Lina: The Best Little Dominican Restaurant in Washington Heights

El Malecon – A Dominican Cuisine Machine

En Tu Esquina Con Ford: Mamasushi

We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Leave a Reply