Tuesday, Aug. 20

We invited Crave readers to enjoy a late-summer evening with us on the see-and-be-seen patio at Tucci's, sampling some of the restaurant's best food and drinks, including cocktails made just for the party featuring Middle West spirits. Calamari "Fries," which flew off the platter, were a clear crowd favorite.

Upper West Side

2 ounces OYO Bourbon

1 ounce Dolin sweet vermouth

2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice

2-3 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake well and serve over ice (or ideally one large cube) in a short rocks glass.

Garnish with orange peel.