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The drink: No. 4
The bar: Whitehall (19 Greenwich Avenue, 212-675-7261)
The price: $13
The ingredients: Greenall’s London Dry Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, lemon, fresh muddled ginger, house-made orange bitters
The buzz: Fresh ginger in a cocktail can leave a lasting impression when paired with a nice dry gin. At least this is the case in Whitehall’s No. 4, which uses muddled ginger for a refreshing spiciness that lingers in the back of the mouth long after the last sip. Light and without a strong juniper taste, Greenall’s gin is an unobtrusive accompaniment to the cocktail’s bold ginger flavor, but still lends the drink pleasant floral and honey notes. This winning combination makes for a laid-back yet wintry drink ideal for starting the night off right.