S L E E K & S O P H I S T I C A T E D
Photography & Text - C. Whitney-Ward
Just below the Coyote Cafe on Water Street is the DEN, a really luxurious bar that is spacious and visually chic - low leather couches, a long, slim electric fireplace above the bar, cool graphics on charcoal walls, and a savvy bar menu that literally lights up when you open it. How crazy is that?
The cocktails (no food) on this snazzy menu are tantalizing, creative and amazing.
Calvin - the very savvy bar keep, suggested that I try the SAMURAI. Intrigued I got my camera and captured this master cocktail maker at work...
Glass and shaker at the ready...
The glass gets dusted with Saigon cinnamon - considered one of the finest in the world. Rich, pungent and intensely sweet, this spice has a high concentration of oil which makes it spark when touched with a flame
A diminutive Fourth of July in a cocktail glass...
The flames are extinguished when a lovely mingling of Mandarin Vodka and
Blood Orange juice are poured...
A BLAZING SUCCESS!
Owned by the Coyote Cafe
132 W. Water Street
Santa Fe, NM