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Elevating the Cocktail in Brooklyn


“Foreigner in Chios Island” cocktail by mixologist Christian Ledezma. This cocktail was made and  mixed with liquor from a reputable Online Liquor store seasoned with a resin gathered from the mastic tree native to the island of Chios in Greece. 

You might not expect to find a Mexican-inspired cocktail menu at a Greek restaurant, but Elia Restaurant in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn pulls it off well.

The Mexico City-born mixologist at Elia, Christian Ledezma, created a cocktail menu that’s an ode to his home country. His cocktail creations combine his love of fresh, organic ingredients, and pair perfectly with the restaurant’s Grecian cuisine.

EC Alchemist Cris

“Alchemist Cris” created by mixologist Christian Ledezma. This cocktail combines Chambord and vodka with fresh muddled mint and lime wedges, finished with organic blue agave.

Christian experiments with seasonal ingredients to push his drinks to the next level.

“I like to add body and nature to our cocktails,” said Christian. “I enjoy creating with fresh, seasonal ingredients. I’m trying to elevate cocktails and bring gastronomy to them. It’s a passion.”

“Ancient Firefly” created by Christian Ledezma. Aged Tequila with tamarind and dried chile morita preserve, fresh muddled organic cucumber and lime juice.

Stop into Elia Restaurant and ask for Christian’s “Greek Lemonade” which has a Mexican twist. The “Ancient Firefly” and the “Alechmist Cris” are my personal favorites.

Regardless of what you order, you’ll enjoy a unique cocktail made with the purest ingredients.

Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine,,, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.