David Bowie once said, “I am an instant star. Just add water and stir,” so as NYC prepares to celebrate his life and music at this week's tribute concerts, The Wayfarer is taking its cue from Bowie's own words and stirring up original, handcrafted cocktails inspired by the star's catalog of music. Available at The Wayfarer through Monday (April 4, 2016) is a special menu of five Bowie-inspired cocktails: The Diamond Dog, The Ziggy Stardust, The Tin Machine, The Heathen and The Yng American cocktails (each $14) at both the restaurant’s main bar and upstairs lounge. In memory of Bowie, $2 from every Bowie cocktail served will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. As fans gather to celebrate Bowie for the all-star tribute shows this week, concert-goers and Bowie-admirers can stop at The Wayfarer nearby to raise a toast. And to help get your weekend off on a youthful note, here is the recipe to The Wayfarer's Bowie-inspired "The Young American" cocktail.
Preferred glass: coupe
Add all ingredients, except Angostura bitters, to tin and shake. Strain into coupe and top with a dash of Angostura bitters.