At the Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery, 212-505- 9100), you can sip on the “Boy with Apple” ($15, available through May 1), a cocktail made with Zubrowka bison grass vodka, apple juice, Angostura bitters and cinnamon that’s inspired by the movie’s setting and plot.
“Knowing that the movie opens up in the Republic of Zubrowka, an Eastern European nation, I thought the best spirit to use would be Zubrowka vodka,” said bar manager Walter Easterbrook.
The cocktail further nods to the priceless Renaissance painting at the center of the film that a hotel concierge (played by Ralph Fiennes) attempts to recover.
“This was the inspiration for the name and, of course, the main ingredient in the cocktail — apple juice,” said Easterbrook.
It’s only fitting that, thanks to its idiosyncratic style, the Bowery Hotel looks like it’s straight from a Wes Anderson movie itself.
“The Bowery features all of the nostalgic vintage charm and detail of a signature Wes Anderson movie set,” said Bowery Hotel general manager Kirk Wilson. “If his characters were real, I am sure some of them would be staying at The Bowery often.”
1 1/2 oz. Zubrowka bison grass vodka
3 oz. fresh pressed apple juice
3 dashes of angostura bitters
In a tall glass add ice with vodka, fill glass with apple juice. Add 3 dashes of bitters. Garnish with an apple slice and sprinkle of cinnamon. (Credit: The Bowery Hotel)