Curio at Harvest
491 S 4th St
Columbus, OH 43206
1. Dapper Dan
2. Sloe Gin Fizz
3. Corpse Reviver
4. Moscow Mule
5. Brandy Lift
I’ve made no effort to hide my love for Harvest Pizzeria. At Curio, the tiny cocktail parlor next door, you can get the delicious Harvest pizza you love while enjoying the some of most inventive libations you’ve ever imagined. Curio is dimly lit and has that “speakeasy” vibe that is becoming so trendy right now, except that they were doing it first. The drinks are Prohibition-era inspired. Many will contain ingredients that you’ve never previously tried or can even pronounce. But you will enjoy it, guaranteed!
Two of my favorite cocktails that are always available at Curio are the Dapper Dan and the Corpse Reviver. The Dapper Dan (which always makes me think of O’ Brother Where Art Thou) is an adult version of a root beer. Watershed Bourbon is shaken with bitters, vermouth, and Curio’s house-made root beer bitters. The Corpse Reviver contains gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, lemon, and absinthe. Who doesn’t want to try absinthe?!
The Sloe Gin Fizz is refreshing and crisp, and anything topped with an egg white just seems more fun. Moscow Mules are the perfect summer sipper, and Curio’s rendition is sure to delight. For a “desserty” drink, the Brandy Lift really hits the spot. Almond syrup, brandy, soda, cream, nutmeg, benedictine, and smoked maple bourbon all come together to create a milkshake-like concoction served in a tiny milk bottle.
Spicy curry bitters, medicine droppers, and egg whites? Can these really all belong in the same place? The answer is yes. Check out Curio to see for yourself!
Culinary Clue: Looking for an off-the-menu cocktail? The bartenders are all incredibly gifted liquor artists. Tell them a spirit and a flavor that you like, and they will create a custom drink just for you!