The Ritz-Carlton Boston’s new Avery Bar is equal parts cozy and luxe — and is serving up some exciting new cocktails.
The Ritz-Carlton’s storied Avery Bar is back again with a sophisticated new look and some enticing new cocktails and plates. The space, designed by the AvroKO team, creates a sophisticated and suave atmosphere that you venture to after work in Downtown Boston for a “Lady in White*” (one of the “Avery 10” cocktails), or gather with friends for a late-night shareable bite after enjoying an evening at the Ballet. The new space draws you in from Avery Street with a floating marble fireplace, and soft, warm lighting that embraces you with Ritz-Carlton’s genuine service. Plenty of banquettes, sofas, and nooks make the new Avery Bar the perfect urban retreat to lie low, tuck away, or see and be seen, while sipping mixologist Sterling Jackson’s refined spirits and savoring crafted bites, curated by the hotel’s Executive Chef Kenneth “Shane” Cooprider.
Ritz-Carlton, Boston General Manager, William Bunce, offering a tour of the new lounge, says, “The new space is evocative of a luxurious living room that’s to be enjoyed by our guests, Ritz-Carlton residents, and those in the local area who are looking for a sophisticated social scene. Our new menus seek to elevate the Boston hotel bar experience through refined signature offerings and expertly prepared craft cocktails. The new Avery Bar is a provocative space that inspires you to settle in and indulge, while enjoying the legacy Ritz-Carlton experience.”
The newly redesigned space can accommodate 41 guests with residential retro-style lounge seating plus eleven seats at the bar. Here, mixologist Sterling Jackson serves up martinis, cordials, infused tequilas and all manner of gin spirits from a convivial white-marbled and brass-lined stage. Showcasing all new cocktails, she’s most excited about several rum drinks including a “Tesoro,” which is a brown butter infused rum with orgeat, vanilla & nutmeg tincture and salt; and a tequila-based cocktail, the “Winter Solstice,” made with chamomile infused tequila, pineapple syrup, citric acid, pink peppercorn oil, and Himalayan sea salt. She predicts the “Back to School Treat” made with peanut butter washed bourbon will also be a winter hit.
Jackson’s new creations are:
Quite the Pear
pear liquor, sparkling wine, rosemary syrup, lemon juice
The Claim of John Chapman
rye, apply brandy, cinnamon & clove tincture, hard cider
brown butter infused rum, orgeat, vanilla, nutmeg tincture, salt
Avery Gin bully boy, lillet blonde, lemon, lavender
Back to School Treat
peanut butter washed bourbon, creme e cassis, bitters, salt
vodka, lime cordial, angostura bitters, shies, black sesame
chamomile infused tequila, pineapple syrup, citric acid, pink peppercorn oil, Himalayan sea salt
rum, coffee, burnt sugar syrup, cream float
Avery Gin Bully Boy, cocoa infused amaro, vermouth, cinnamon bitters
The new taste and share menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Kenneth “Shane” Cooprider, offers the following shareable plates:
Crispy Enoki Tempura
Sweet Chili Tiger Shrimp
Puffed rice noodle, sesame, cashew, scallion
Trio of Deviled Farmer’s Egg
Classic crispy chorizo, truffle with caviar
Buffalo Fried Cold Water Oysters
Celery-apple creme, blue cheese dusting, carrot chip
Cherry Wood Smoked Olive Melange
Confit baby fennel, sundried tomato
Cheese & Charcuterie
Avery Bar is open Tuesday-Thursday 5 p.m. – midnight // Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. – 1 a. m.
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