If by “spoonful,” you mean “tumbler.”
And by “sugar,” you mean “vodka, rum, whiskey, gin and whatever that blue stuff is in the corner.”
Anyway, that’s what we think. And so does this place: Drogerie, a mysterious lair of medicinal cocktails, now open at the Albion Hotel. Below, three things you should know before filling your prescription.
It’s like a clandestine opium den. For booze.
Meet Albert Trummer. He’s the guy who started this whole medicinal drink thing in NYC. Now he’s set up shop in a secluded corner of the Albion with crystal chandeliers, red velvet couches and a Carrara marble bar stocked with beakers, Bunsen burners and vials. It’s like Breaking Bad... with more hibiscus.
Trust the guys in the white coats.
They’re your bartenders/liquid pharmacists. And they’ve been studying the effects of herbs, botanicals and booze for over a decade. So relax. Flip open the Prescription List. Maybe order up one of the stimulant cocktails. Or an aphrodisiac like the Deal Closer (vodka, Chinatown aphrodisiacs, mint, lime and vanilla). Probably not covered by your PPO.
Get your recommended daily allowance of wormwood.
Ask for the Absinthe Ritual. We don’t want to give away too much, but it involves fiery herbs, cognac, rum and bright blue flames erupting over jiggers and beakers.
You might want to cover your eyebrows.