The Bonnie Lad
2 oz Clyde May’s Whiskey
.75 oz Ginger Syrup
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 slice fresh ginger
Pour Clyde May’s over ice and add in the ginger syrup and fresh lemon juice. Stir well, and garnish with the slice of ginger.
The character (and drink) that helped introduce Galliano to the American market in the 1970s.
2 oz vodka
6 oz fresh orange juice
1/2 oz Galliano
Pour vodka and orange juice into a highball glass, add ice & stir. Float Galliano on top.
Taking over the night-shift four days a week at Stan’s Cafecito, Brooklyn Wahines is Oahu native Siobhán Edwards’ new pop-up restaurant in South Williamsburg. Born out of her NYC catering company Red Wagon, the casual spot features a menu with Hawaiian / French Vietnamese influences, and consists of four extraordinary dishes; a Hawaiian Style Ahi Poke Bowl, Shoyu Chicken Bowl, Banh Mi sandwiches, and a Japanese Hiyashi Chuka noodle salad. Curious as to the roots of the restaurant and its future plans, we asked Siobhán some questions and she was nice enough to share a recipe from Brooklyn Wahines, Japanese Hiyashi Chuka noodle salad.
How did Brooklyn Wahines come about?
Brooklyn Wahines was a dream I had since moving to New York and starting my catering company, Red Wagon, three years ago. I always wanted a small neighborhood spot that allowed me not only to showcase some of my favorite dishes but also a chance to enjoy the hospitality side of the food business and be a part of the neighborhood that I live and raise my children in. Wahine means woman in Hawaiian so the name Brooklyn Wahines is simply representative of a forever local island girl at heart who now also calls Brooklyn home.
The menu looks delicious. What’s been the most popular dish?
The mouth watering smell of the shoyu chicken is what draws people into the restaurant without fail, but word is getting around that my pork banh mi sandwich are the real deal.
What happens at the end of the summer? Do you have any plans for a permanent space?
I’m hoping to continue Brooklyn Wahines beyond the summer. If things continue to grow as they have been, we hope to become a permanent face in this neighborhood and a fixture in Williamsburg’s evolving food scene.
Hiyashi Chuka (Japanese Cold Noodle Salad)
2 oz. Brugal Extra Dry
.5oz Simple Syrup
2oz Soda Water
2 slices of cucumber (cubed)
2 slices of lemon (cubed)
4 Basil leaves
Muddle cucumber, Lemon, Basil and Simple Syrup. Add Brugal Extra Dry, Shake and Top with Soda Water.
Here’s a cocktail inspired by the talk show that covered everything from women to politics
2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
4 parts fresh pineapple juice
Build in a rocks-filled highball glass.
Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Get to talking… and drinking.