• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick with Wendy McGlinnen of Barbusa

If you're looking for delicious handcrafted Sicilian grub, then head to Barbusa in Little Italy. Not only are they providing its customers with good food with a Sicilian-like atmosphere, they're also crafting up unique and tasty cocktails such as the Pallone which means "flask" in Italian. We caught up with bar manager Wendy McGlinnen and she shares her journey as a bartender and the recipe for the Pallone.

Pallone

$15

3 oz Benchmark Bourbon

2.75 oz freshly pressed blackberry juice

.5 oz Earl Grey tea simple syrup

.75 oz fresh lemon juice

What's the story behind the Pallone?

Our General Manager, PJ, asked me to create a bottled cocktail, so to the drawing board I went. I knew I wanted to have a strong, bourbon-based drink that looked a little dangerous. I wanted to encourage the feeling of being a little naughty while sipping off a flask.

Describe the taste.