Summer Cocktails with Noah Momyer at Blue Hound Kitchen
Phoenix has a new cocktail talent in town by way of Seattle, and you can find Noah Momyer behind the bar at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. With skills honed at Seattle's Vessel, Monsoon and Mistral Kitchen, and Scottsdale’s Second Story Liquor Bar, Head Bartender Noah Momyer has launched his ambitious menu rife with creative, and as I soon learned, expertly-executed, libations.
His Aqueous Transmission mixed the hint of smoke in Del Maguey Vida mezcal with tangy cucumber shrub and Chareau aloe liqueur's bright botanicals into a smooth summer sipper, a staff favorite, and now one of mine too.
As lovely to drink as it appeared to the eye, Ketel One voda infused with rosy-hued hibiscus, simple syrup, apricot liqueur, and lemon was combined to create the La Belle Fleur.
I loved the sweet spiciness of Ancho Reyes ancho chile liqueur and herbal freshness of basil syrup in a perfect marriage with the juniper citrus of Tanqueray gin and lime in By Land and Sea.
Scotch may not be your first thought for a summer cocktail, but it will be at Blue Hound. Try Dewar's White Label transformed in the Tumbleweed, where the Scotch whisky is brilliantly supplemented with blackberries, lemon, simple syrup, and aromatic tarragon.
In the brown spirit category, The Man in Black was a personal favorite - a harmonious blend of Bulleit bourbon with the rich spiced orange flavors of Bigallet's China-China Amer and the nuttiness of Lustau sherry underlined by walnut bitters.
In the delightful On Top of Mont Blanc, the fruit and citrus notes of Bulldog gin were complemented by fragrant walnut and blackberry liqueurs with a dash of lemon bitters.
And coinciding with the release of Noah's cocktail list, Executive Chef Sean Currid has some new additions of his own, such as seared ahi with quinoa cakes, pickled fresno peppers, avocado, and aji amarillo, or salmon with sweet corn puree, crispy rock shrimp, haricot verts, and cippolini onions.
Looking for a perfect pairing? Order Chef Currid's wonderful Arizona Summer Salad of juicy cantaloupe melon, local Crow's Dairy black feta, cucumber and radishes to enjoy with Noah's refreshing Aqueous Transmission.
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Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is located downtown in the Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape, 2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Blue Hound’s current cocktail menu is available now through October. Visit for Happy Hour 3-6 pm Monday-Friday and Reverse Happy Hour 10 pm to close Thursday-Sunday.
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