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Lumos NYC is America’s Very First Baijiu Bar

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 in Drink Spotting, Ethnic Eats

New York may be experiencing a Chinese food renaissance — with modern spots like Tuome & Decoy — but that hasn’t done much for the stagnant state of their drinks and desserts. Until now. Lumos NYC is America’s first “Baijiu Bar,” showcasing the traditional, 5000 year-old celebratory liquor of China…

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Fall Trends: Tiki Drinks Are All The Rage

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in Drink Spotting, Trendwatch

While drinking fruity, rum-based beverages only seems natural during the summer, in New York, it can hardly be considered a seasonal thing. Because, despite a bit of ebbing and flowing over the last couple years, an unabashed affection for tiki has remained a reliable constant in the bar world…

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Bar Goto is a Lower East Side Go-To

Bar Goto

Posted on Jul 18, 2008 in Best Of

These days New York’s finest mixologists seize the fruits of the summer as much as the chefs do… PDT 113 St. Marks Pl., nr. First Ave. (212) 614-0386 Short for “please don’t tell,” the secret’s out about this East Village cocktail den.  Connoisseurs collect for Jim Meehan’s Hemingway Daiquiri or the High Roller Menu.  But right now, the hot weather drink to order is the East India Cocktail, made from fresh-squeezed pineapple and orange juice with a kick of cognac. Then again, there’s always Up-To-Date — a spicy rye cocktail with hints of citrus and chamomile. Elettaria 33 W. 8th st., nr. MacDougal St. (212) 677-3833 The at this funky Village haunt have conceived an imaginative cocktails to complement the Akhtar Nawab’s cooking.  The Mai Tai (pictured right) screams summer, but we were just as swayed by the absinthe-spiked...

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The Season’s Most Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in Best Of, Drink Spotting

Any summer day (or afternoon, or evening) spent without a frosty, fruity, refreshing cocktail kind of seems like a summer day (or afternoon, or evening) wasted, doesn’t it? That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite, seasonal, and eminently quaffable libations, from Frozen Negronis at Alta Linea near the High Line, to boozy Sno Cones from Branch Ofc in Brooklyn…

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Bar Spotting: Mace is the Place

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Beer Bars, Best Of, Drink Spotting

For uninitiated passerby, there’s nothing outwardly broadcasting that Mace is the hot new place to be — a glance through the floor-to-ceiling windows reveals a handsome, zinc-topped bar in front, a couple of tables in back, and not much else. But it’s what’s going on behind that bar that counts, starting with the brightly colored jars of spices…

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Our Favorite Spring Cocktails

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Best Of, Spring Eats

Goodness knows we can appreciate an expertly made Old Fashioned or Negroni. But now that it’s spring, we couldn’t be happier to abandon brown liquor in favor of crisp, citrusy, fruity and refreshing tipples, at au courant bars and restaurants like Seamstress, Mace, Porchlight, Genuine Superette and more!

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Danny Meyer Gets into the Cocktail Game at Porchlight

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Best Of, Drink Spotting

Don’t be surprised if 11th Avenue in Chelsea becomes a drinking and dining destination, now that Meyer has launched Porchlight along with Blue Smoke’s Mark Maynard-Parisi. Like the duo’s honky tonk barbecue joint, the come-as-you-are Porchlight has a laidback, Southern spirit, with a streamlined, easy-to-eat bar menu instead the likes of Boiled Peanut Hummus, Frogs Legs, Beef Jerky…

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Cozy Up With New York’s Best Winter Cocktails

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 in Best Of, Drink Spotting

Looking for an especially fun and efficient way to stay warm this winter? Some of the most talented barkeeps in New York happen to be just as talented at making hot libations as they are at cold. Love the guys at Death & Co.? You’ll want to check out Nitecap’s “Platonic Snuggle,” made with rum, porter and cognac. Are you a sucker for hot buttered rum? You’ll die for Boilermaker’s “Monkey Buttered Rum.” We’re just getting started…

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Cocktail Trends to Watch for in 2015

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Drink Spotting, Trendwatch

Just as fashions in food tend to go in and out of vogue, so do trends in the bar world. So what did we predict would be big in 2014? Lots of soju and cider, as well as wine on tap. And were we right? You betcha! So here’s what we foresee for New York’s cocktail scene in the coming year, including fizzy champagne-topped tipples, and a resurgence of vodka and rum!

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Our Favorite Cocktails For Fall

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Best Of, Drink Spotting

When restaurants make themselves over for fall, they leave no stone unturned; updating not just their dinner and dessert menus, but their beverage offerings as well. So take a moment to check out some of the delicious, seriously seasonal libations at bars and eateries all over the city, from the cream and allspice-topped “Mare Island” at the award-winning The Dead Rabbit…

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