Plenty of cocktail menus around town are the obvious work of a single person, with through-lines in spirits, themes, or philosophy. But Dan Sabo of Five Leaves in Brooklyn, who switched out almost his entire cocktail menu just last week, decided he'd prefer a collaboration. "There are four other bartenders here," Sabo told us, "and I got them all into it. They go and come up with ideas, we do tastings, we refine them. It makes for a much more varied and interesting list than I could've come up with myself." Come take a look at the 8 cocktails new to their menu.
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Chicken and anchovies: a combination we can get behind. This warm roast organic chicken from Five Leaves in Greenpoint ($11) isn't exciting on its own, but add a smash of anchovy, the nutty tang of Parmesan, and chipotle mayo and it makes one hell of a sandwich.
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