Want a drink that doesn’t set your health back? If you’re in New York City, SushiSamba’s new culinary cocktails menu might be the answer. Developed by Richard Woods, winner of U.K.’s “Most Imaginative Bartender Award,” SushiSamba's new drinks let you socialize, drink your food, and have a healthy (even a post-workout) cocktail you won’t feel guilty about tomorrow.
Our faves: the vibrant green Avocado Batida (creamy, colorful twist on a classic Brazilian favorite with fresh avocado purée swizzled through crushed ice with cachaça, almond syrup, and cacao and served with an accompanying cone of maiz cancha, an Andean snack like corn nuts), the Coco Ceviche (Bombay Dry gin swizzled through crushed ice with yuzu, passion fruit, and a dark chocolate liqueur with a “shot” of ceviche with a tamarind ponzu), or the Tom Yam (a fresh, fiery, cooling Asian combination of coriander, ginger, lime leaf, and chili spiked with vodka and served with nigiri sushi).
If you’re booze-free or in recovery (congrats!), just ask for a Lychee Cooler without the Grey Goose and St. Germain — still yummy.
SushiSamba is a two-level restaurant located in the West Village, on the corner of Barrow and Seventh Avenue South. They serve an unusual blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine.