Here's To You, Captain Sullenberger!

by Chiara Atik · January 15, 2010

    Looking for way's to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Miracle On The Hudson? Why not raise a glass to of Captain Sully? The Sully is an original cocktail invented for the one year anniversary of Flight 1549.-

    The cocktail, created by Dale DeGroff, is available at Keens Steakhouse on West 36th Street. And now, it's not just "two shots of Grey Goose with a splash of water".

    THE SULLY, by Dale DeGroff

    “A cocktail celebrating the combination of skill, luck and physics.”

    Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey (Keens used Sazerac) 1 1/2 ounces Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth A dash of Angostura bitters, “because life is bittersweet … luckily in this case more sweet than bitter” A float of the best Champagne you can afford A Manhattan cherry

    Preparation: “Stir the rye, sweet vermouth and bitters with ice to chill, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top carefully with the Champagne, ensuring that is floats on top of the cocktail. Drink the Champagne off the top of the drink first, and then slide a cherry into the bottom of the glass … down she goes.”