FEBRUARY 2019 • LONGISLANDPRESS.COM 69
SEVEN QUARTS TAVERN
THE BRUNO DEBUTS
By CJ ARLOTTA
With its resurgence in popularity, the
Bloody Mary has been getting makeovers
from numerous bars across the country.
In Northport, Seven Quarts Tavern, which
boasts golds and rustic reds throughout the
interior, offers tavern goers a variety of
craft beers on tap and a dinner menu packed
with burgers, salads and seafood dishes. It’s
kicked things up a notch with its own unique
take on the classic cocktail known for being
the ideal hangover remedy for so many
“This is a play on one of my buddies’ Bloody
Marys,” says Lauren Hill, who bought the
cozy gastropub with Clark Ridge in the fall
of 2018. “He brings out a delicious batch for
the yacht club members who stay out on the
Called The Bruno, Seven Quarts Tavern’s
twist on the cocktail is made with traditional
Bloody Mary ingredients, including tomato
juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce,
Tabasco, and freshly squeezed lime and
lemon juices. The major variations to the
cocktail are added on at the end, and for
imbibers with big appetites, the extras are
filling, additional meals on top of what’s already
included in the standard Bloody Mary.
“We include fresh homemade pickled
asparagus along with a piece of blackened
Cajun shrimp and a burger slider on a pretzel
bun — courtesy of our chef, Justin Birtola,”
Hill says. “You will never be disappointed
from what this guy sends out of the kitchen.
My partner and I adore him and everything
about his M.O.”
Expect to see The Bruno on Seven Quarts
Tavern’s brunch menu on Sundays. If the
cocktail performs well, the owners may add
it it to the tavern’s standard cocktail menu.
“It is a filling breakfast / hangover neutralizer
that leaves you feeling great and
prepared for the day ahead,” Hill says.
Seven Quarts Tavern is located at 688 Fort
Salonga Rd. in Northport. It can be reached
Lauren Hill, owner of Seven Quarts Tavern, builds The
Bruno, her bar's take on Bloody Mary.