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The Cocktail Inspired by the Classic Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

Sip, Savor, and Get Your Brunch on with the NY Bodega Sour at Madame George!


When it comes to New York City, two things are certain: the bustling streets and the delicious food. Among the myriad of culinary delights the city has to offer, the classic Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwich is a true champion. But what if we told you that this beloved breakfast staple has made its way from the streets to the bar counter?

The captivating NY Bodega Sour, a cocktail that's taking the city by storm, and it's being served up with flair at the iconic Madame George cocktail lounge in Midtown Manhattan.

The NY Bodega Sour

Madame George is not just any cocktail lounge; it's a haven for mixology enthusiasts and a hotspot for those seeking a unique drinking experience. Located in the heart of Midtown, this chic establishment has garnered a reputation for its innovative cocktails and stylish ambiance. And their latest creation, the NY Bodega Sour, is nothing short of a liquid masterpiece.

Made from bacon fat-washed 77 rye, lemon juice, maple syrup, orange bitters, and foamy egg white, the drink is garnished with black and white sesame seeds - just like an everything bagel. What really makes this cocktail a masterpiece? It's served under a dome filled with everything bagel-flavored vapor, tricking your brain into thinking it's breakfast time!

It's an unlikely combination of ingredients that seems like they shouldn't work together, yet in some strange way, they do.


According to Food Republic, Marshall Minaya, Beverage Director of Madame George, describes the NY Bodega Sour as "an everything bagel sandwich inspired drink, reminiscent of a morning visit to your local New York bodega. Bacon washed Breuckelen 77 Rye commingles with flavors of maple and citrus. The addition of egg white provides a smooth, velvety balance. The final touch is a cloud of everything bagel aroma. We remove the glass in front of guests to maximize effect."


You may be wondering why the NY Bodega Sour is served in a coffee cup rather than a classic cocktail glass while watching @newyorknibbles' TikTok. The iconic blue and white NYC coffee cup is part of Madame George's charm. "Known as the Anthora (a riff on amphoras, vessels used for drinking in Ancient Greece), this style of coffee cup has been everywhere in NYC since the 1960s", according to Food Republic.


A Cocktail Experience Like No Other

Madame George's NY Bodega Sour isn't just a drink; it's an experience that transports you to the vibrant streets of NYC. Whether you're sipping it at the bar, sharing it with friends, or enjoying it solo, this cocktail is a testament to the creativity and culinary innovation that defines the city.

So, the next time you find yourself in Midtown Manhattan, make sure to swing by Madame George, order a NY Bodega Sour, and raise your glass to the Big Apple, where even a classic breakfast sandwich can inspire a cocktail sensation! Cheers!


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