Our 10 Best Hot Booze Cocktails in New York City
courtesy of Freeman's
7. Freeman's Grandad's Coffee Brandy, walnut liqueur, and coffee are topped off with a sweet cream float in this buzzy, warming drink ($12). Embrace youth and drink like an old man. Freeman Alley; 212-420-0012.
Old Fashioned Ale
Courtesy of Atera
6. Old Fashioned Ale at Atera If you're lucky enough to score one of the 12 seats at this lower level bar beneath Matt Lightner's Tribeca restaurant, then you might try sipping on this warm brandy and ale cocktail ($17). Lemon, ginger, and cream are also in the mix before an egg yolk is added for a subtle flourish. 77 Worth Street; 212-226-1444.
Courtesy of The Third Man
5. The Triest at The Third Man This newly opened cocktail bar from the Edi and the Wolf team is inspired by the classic Brit film of the same name. Their Austrian-focused menu includes this spicy drink ($12) made with myrtleberry liqueur, Fernet, and a house-made five-spice mulled cider. 116 Avenue C; 212-598-1040.
Courtesy of Vinegar Hill House
4. Vinegar Hill House's Irish Coffee Not that you need one, but this Brooklyn restaurant's interpretation of a standard Irish coffee is as good a reason as any to drink during the day. Fortunately, this cocktail ($9) made from Irish whiskey, coffee, and whipped cream is available on the brunch menu. 72 Hudson Avenue; 718-522-1018.
Hot Apple Cider
3. The Wren's Hot Apple Cider Warm cider is topped off with whiskey and garnished with an orange peel in this very stiff drink ($12). While you've likely had this cocktail before, the East Village bar's version will leave you happy you ordered it again. 344 Bowery; 212-388-0148.
Courtesy of Dutch Kills
2. Dutch Kills' Hot Toddy This Long Island City bar has an entire menu of warm drinks including the A La Mode (bourbon, mulled cider and whipped cream) and the Bear Trap (bourbon, apple cider and honey butter). But their classic Hot Toddy ($11) -- made with whiskey, lemon juice, honey syrup, and cinnamon -- is light enough to forgive any holiday indulgences. 24-27 Jackson Avenue, Queens; 718-383-2724.
The Fort's excellent Irish coffee
1. Fort Defiance's Irish Coffee This Red Hook restaurant is still recovering from Sandy-induced damage, but that hasn't stopped them from serving their seriously stiff cocktails. Try the Irish coffee ($10), made with Powers whiskey, Counter Culture brew, and cream, and feel fortified enough to weather future storms. 365 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn; 347-453-6672Previous Page
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to New York dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.