.Zuta complements the cocktails with a classy, intimate atmosphere featuring antique cocktail tools and liquor bottles as decorations, romantic lighting and a jazzy playlist. Zuta's cocktails are made up of a mix of classic cocktails and original creations that run the gamut of tastes and are made from only the highest quality fresh ingredients
Try refreshing citrus-based concoctions like the French 75 (champagne, gin and lemon juice), smoked margarita (the traditional Mexican cocktail infused with agave syrup and a dash of smoky scotch) and blood orange swizzle (Bacardi superior, fresh lime and Zuta's homemade tiki bitter blood orange syrup), or go old school with classics like a dry martini with your choice of gin, an old fashioned with small-batch bourbon or the New Orleans favorite Sazerac (Dupuy coganc, early times and peychauds bitters).
If you fancy a bite to eat with your cocktail(s), Zuta has a small, but more than adequate menu of nibbles and appetizer-sized dishes, and during restaurant hours, you can partake in 1868's full dinner menu. Some of the highlights from the cocktail menu include veal short-ribs and potato gnocchi, homemade preserved tuna with poached egg and dried tomatoes, sirloin with a peanut sauce and a rib-eye sandwich. For those with a sweet tooth, there is Valrhona chocolate mousse, berry panna cotta and sticky toffee cake.
Photo: Mushkie Haskelevich