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    October 14, 2014

    Here Are 14 Distilleries That Will Be at Our Holiday Spirits Tasting Event

    VIP and General Admission tickets are now on sale for our second annual Holiday Spirits tasting event, a party at which you'll be able to sip spirits from New York and beyond while you cruise around the harbor on the Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship. Today, we're announcing a new batch of distillerie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Why the Hemingway Daiquiri Is a Timeless Summer Classic

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes by way of Nico Szymanski of THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen (212 East 42nd Street; 212-405-4399)

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Here's How to Make the Perfect Corpse Reviver #2

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes by way of Logan Ronkainen of Trattoria Il Mulino (36 East 20th Street; 212-777-8448).

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Meet the Ladies Behind the Boozy Prohibition Bakery

    Oysters and Champagne, tacos and tequila, port and cheese -- when it comes to food and drink, some pairings are unbeatable. When Prohibition Bakery (9 Clinton Street, 646-596-8294) owners Leslie Feinberg and Brooke Siem opened doors to their Lower East Side brick and mortar in June of 2011, they add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Warm up With Hot Cocktails at Loreley (or Make Them at Home)

    While the holiday season has come and gone, the bitter cold, it seems, is here to stay. To stave off the chilly nights and the inevitable sniffles that will accompany this wacky weather, there's nothing better than a boozy tea-like dram to sooth your throat and mind.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Five Great Hot Toddies in Honor of National Hot Toddy Day

    Tomorrow is National Hot Toddy Day, and since it's both the height of flu season and the end of the polar vortex, the timing couldn't be any better. Otherwise known as a "Whiskey Skin" (the moniker origins of this Scotch whiskey variation range from an innocuous depiction of key ingredient lemon's " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Break out the Snowshoes and Head out for a Snow Day Deal

    If you're not cozied up in your house "working from home" while Hercules takes New York, find consolation in the fact that a number of bars and restaurants, manned by trusty service people and chefs, are serving up sweet deals. So whether you need liquid courage or a hot meal, you can probably find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas! Here's a Recipe for Peppery and Boozy Hot Cocoa

    As the winter cold slowly seesaws its way into our weather routines and families gather for holiday celebrations, many a mug of hot cocoa will be made. But instead of just the same old hot chocolate recipe, why not spruce things up with a few spicy and boozy additions? It's time for the winter time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Make the Intense Ginger Noggin, the Fan Favorite at Our Holiday Spirits Event

    Dozens of spirits makers descended on Long Island City's Studio Square for our inaugural Holiday Spirits event, pouring sips of their tipples alongside wintery cocktails that showcased the flavor profiles of their wares. We were floored by the sheer diversity in New York's burgeoning distilling scen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Bartender-Recommended Post-Thanksgiving Digestifs

    'Tis the season for overdoing it, which means it's helpful to have a trusty digestif in your back pocket. These soothing herbal liqueurs help settle the stomach after a big dinner (the bookend to a meal started with an aperitif, which is meant to awaken the palate). We asked this city's bartenders t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur Spices Up the Glass

    Ginger liqueur adds elegance and versatility to a bar, and for years, that meant a bottle of Domaine de Canton. But thanks to Josh Morton, Brooklyn now has its very own all-natural variety of the spirit: Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur. Barrow's is a clean, bright, and spicy liqueur that encapsulate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Cucina Ciano Opened Last Night on the Upper East Side

    Flatiron's Ciano shuttered abruptly last spring, leaving its 22nd Street space dark just two and a half years after it had opened. But the team wasted no time in relocating: Owner Stratis Morfogen -- who also founded Chinese spot Phillipe Chow and was raised in a restaurant family -- decided to move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    How to Make a Super Rum Punch from Havana Central

    There's no way around it: It's just. Too. Damn. Cold. Sure, you could slurp down soup with the masses, but we'd rather take a trip someone warm, even if it's only in our minds. This week, we're drinking the super rum punch at Havana Central, an energetically kitschy homage that's more reminiscent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    How to Make the Blonde Manhattan from Lilium

    Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, Veronica Lake, Danny Bowien. Recognizable names? Sure. Blond New Yorkers? You bet. (Looks like you're one of us now, Danny.) Lighten up your drink order this holiday with the Blonde Manhattan from Lilium in Union Square. Being served as a tribute to the 79th annivers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Emeche Cupcakes Puts Booze in the Buttercream: Taste 'Em This Weekend

    How can you make the innocuous cupcake all grown up? You spike it, of course. And besides a simple chocolate high, everyone would surely love a little buzz from their dessert. Emeche Cupcakes ("emeche" meaning tipsy en Français) is a tiny bakery brought to Brooklyn by Chicago native Janell Richmond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    How To Make Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil Martini From Olives

    Today's cocktail recipe comes to us from Todd English over at Olives in Union Square. The Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil Martini is a specialty cocktail that's one of their more popular drinks. It doesn't have the thick oily feel you might expect. There's a sort of robust freshness that comes along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Boozy Empanadas From Havana Central

    [See More Booze News: Daily Alcohol Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer | Shape of Wine Glass May Affect Taste of Wine] Taking a shot with its new dessert concept, Havana Central is putting an adult spin on its signature dish: the empanada. Yes, these are alcoholic empanadas. Selections include t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2012

    Year of the Takeout Day 166: Mixed Drink Suggestions!

    Random Beverages from Chinatown Grocery

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Bittermens' Janet Glasser on Bitter Liqueurs

    After trying Bittermens gentian liqueur in The Shanty's Sauvetage cocktail, we decided to check out Bittermens Spirits, a Brooklyn-based company that specializes in bitter and herbal liqueurs. We found that its products have been embraced by some of the city's top bars like PDT, Amor y Amargo, and D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    The Curly & the Turk at the Tippler

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The drink: Curly & the Turk The bar: The Tippler (425 West 15th Street, 212-206-0000) The price: $11 The ingredients: G'Vine gin, blue curacao, lemon juice, hibiscus syrup, chile, Moroccan bitters

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    January 23, 2012

    Creamy Chocolate Martini at La Lanterna di Vittorio

    The drink: Creamy Chocolate Martini The bar: La Lanterna di Vittorio (129 MacDougal Street, 212-981-2731) The price: $13.50 The ingredients: Vodka, creme de cacao, and Baileys

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2011

    Maison Martini at Maison

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.The drink: Maison Martini The bar: Maison (1700 Broadway, at 53rd Street, 212-757-2233) The price: $12 The ingredients: Finlandia Lime, Lillet Blanc, Cointreau

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    June 20, 2011

    We Be Jammin' : NYC Cocktails Made With--Yes--Jam

    Erin PhranerCaffe Falai's Radici del Sole does it with marmalade ​ Bartenders around the city are scooping jams, preserves, and marmalades into their cocktails. The resulting brews are sweet yet faintly tart and perfectly ripe for summer boozing. Here are our 13 faves--but keep your eyes peele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    The Wild and Wacky Flavors of Laboratorio del Gelato

    ​Beet is one of the stranger new flavors at Laboratorio del Gelato. Now that Laboratorio is in its new digs on Houston Street, steps away from Katz's Deli, we can realize just how wonderful their oddest flavors can be. In the old place on Orchard, maybe there were plenty of off-the-wall sel ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    What to Drink at Weather Up Tribeca: Via Vero

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. 'The true way' to happiness?​The drink: Via Vero The bar: Weather Up (159 Duane, Tribeca, 212-766-3206) The price: $14 The ingredients: Añejo rum, pear liqueur, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, and Jer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Britney Spears' Femme Fatale: Is That a Good Title For Her?

    The linked piece wonders if Femme Fatale is an apt name for a Britney Spears album, seeing as that's precisely the one they've slapped on her upcoming assortment of suggestive pop songs. Naturally, I'm one of the experts quoted in the item, and I'm rather proud of one of my quotes:

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    December 13, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Winter Cocktail Class; A Fatty Christmas

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Winter Cocktails Class The Brooklyn Kitchen Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. Join Tom Chadwick of Dram in Williamsburg and Mayur Subbarro of Mayahuel in the East ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010


    Can the real Lebowski please stand up?

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    November 10, 2009

    Certified Open: Bar Henry in the West Village

    ​Bar Henry (90 West Houston Street), the purported "American sister" of the West Village's Cafe Henri, opened last night. This wine-centric American bistro, housed in the space formerly occupied by Zinc Bar, is serving up Pat LaFrieda and Niman Ranch-sourced meats prepared by chefs Christian O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Boston-New York Cocktail Smackdown

    I first published this post last spring, in honor of the first Yankees-Red Sox game. And today the same occasion rolls around again, on a beautiful, blue-sky day. And so I thought I'd revive this post, in case you feel, as I do, that this evening deserves a nice cocktail. The first Yankees-Red Sox ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Quick Hits

    But really, everyone's a winner. New York, what a town. We've got the Tonys, and sometimes the Emmys and Grammys, and the U.S. Pole Dance Championships, and now, just this past weekend, The Hookies -- awards for male escorts presented this weekend at Splash Bar. Our own Michael Musto presented an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Watching the VP Debates? Start Drinking Now

    Need a little liquid courage to watch the VP debates tonight? Try our specialty cocktails, and don't forget to do a shot everytime Sarah Palin wrinkles her cute little nose while uttering something unspeakably stupid and/or nasty. The I Can See Russia From My House 1 pint Budweiser 1 shot vodka ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 11, 2008

    Jigger of Gin at a New Grand Street Cocktail Lounge

    In a pickle at a fashionable Williamsburg cocktail lounge

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    January 25, 2005

    Mixing Up Bottle Service

    The Spirit Tree adds a new level of status to drinking

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