Welcome To The Big Apple – Home Of Moonshine!
Today’s adventure form New York City started in Central Park, walking around the massive reservoir and seeing the wild skinny skyscrapers to the south….and a walk much further south led me to a unique discovery!
That’s because a walk of two miles took us to New York’s terrific Union Square Farmers Market – and that led me to discover Moonshine!
“Full Moonshine” makes distilled liquors in Connecticut, and they bring it to the market where you can sample a jar for $4!
Pete’s Maple “80” and Apple Pie were purchased to sample later – but I had to try the Cranberry jar right then and there, and my wife Alex as always was ready to capture the test:
While there would be more enjoyment in slowly sipping them, because it was 40 proof, it was smooth and light, with a very distinct cranberry essence.
They were very good!
I haven’t been to New York since the pandemic, so these samples were new to me, but it’s another fun way to explore the city, and little did I know that “Shots” were going to be a part of my trip!
You see, later that night at dinner, I noted this on the menu…
That’s a shot of whiskey on the right, and an oyster sitting atop a small shot of pickle juice on the left…well, you know what happened:
The next night, we headed to the rooftop bar at The Peninsula Hotel on 55th and 5th Avenue, where the eater edge of the park is a nice view from the outside terrace…
Nice mixed drink for me, and Alex had one as well – and this was our view looking to the west from the terrace:
It was a perfect way to end a day, and a great view of New York’s newest trend:
Some are ultra skinny, some have unique steps, and one looks like a Jenga game!
See them all here:
I have posted a number of “Hitch Hiking” segments on my blog, where I go on a cool hike and tie it to an Alfred Hitchcock film – like the thriller “Rear Window!”
Click here for a long walk in New York’s Central Park – in the shadow of these maxing “skinny-scrapers”:
All that walking made me hungry, so I ate at one of the New York’s most iconic restaurants!
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