NYC’s 13 Best Cocktails

The Wallace Avenue from Louis 649 on East 9th Street combines gin, Fair Goji Berry Liqueur, and West Indian orange bitters - it's topped with Prosecco for a little extra sparkle. (credit: Gabriella Toth/Louis 649)
NYC's Best Cocktails The Wallace Avenue from Louis 649 on East 9th Street combines gin, Fair Goji Berry Liqueur, and West Indian orange bitters - it's topped with Prosecco for a little extra sparkle. (credit: Gabriella Toth/Louis 649)
The ‘Smoked Negroni’ from Chinatown's Apotheke infuses Lapsang Souchong tea into into gin, and is then stirred together with Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, and Aperol. (credit: Apotheke)
NYC's Best Cocktails The ‘Smoked Negroni’ from Chinatown's Apotheke infuses Lapsang Souchong tea into into gin, and is then stirred together with Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, and Aperol. (credit: Apotheke)
Viktor & Spoils specializes in agave-based cocktails, and we especially love the ones made with that smokey, silky, Mexican  that we call Mezcal. The Oaxacan Dream combines Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and a grilled pineapple garnish. (credit: Viktor and Spoils)
NYC's Best Cocktails Viktor & Spoils specializes in agave-based cocktails, and we especially love the ones made with that smokey, silky, Mexican that we call Mezcal. The Oaxacan Dream combines Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and a grilled pineapple garnish. (credit: Viktor and Spoils)
The Criterium cocktail, found at Brooklyn's Fort Defiance, includes an amaro from Milan, Italy, in it’s mix. Amaro, meaning bitter in Italian, is an herbal liqueur that is flavored with sometimes dozens of herbs, citrus peels, and other such botanicals. (credit: Fort Defiance)
NYC's Best Cocktails The Criterium cocktail, found at Brooklyn's Fort Defiance, includes an amaro from Milan, Italy, in it’s mix. Amaro, meaning bitter in Italian, is an herbal liqueur that is flavored with sometimes dozens of herbs, citrus peels, and other such botanicals. (credit: Fort Defiance)
The Red Snapper, a feisty take on the Bloody Mary, is the signature drink at the St. Regis. (credit: The St. Regis Hotel)
NYC's Best Cocktails The Red Snapper, a feisty take on the Bloody Mary, is the signature drink at the St. Regis. (credit: The St. Regis Hotel)
The Sugar Plum Martini is made with raspberry vodka and Chambord, and can be found at both the Campbell Apartment and the Empire Room. (credit: Rubenstein PR)
NYC's Best Cocktails The Sugar Plum Martini is made with raspberry vodka and Chambord, and can be found at both the Campbell Apartment and the Empire Room. (credit: Rubenstein PR)
We love this Skinny Pink Lemonade at Ruby Tuesday's. On the lighter side, this take on pink lemonade is made with Acai and agave nectar. (credit: VeeV)
NYC's Best Cocktails We love this Skinny Pink Lemonade at Ruby Tuesday's. On the lighter side, this take on pink lemonade is made with Acai and agave nectar. (credit: VeeV)
This hot cocktail, Bookmarks' Pumpkin Spice Latte, is made with Baileys, spiced rum and garnished with whipped cream. (credit: Rubenstein PR)
NYC's Best Cocktails This hot cocktail, Bookmarks' Pumpkin Spice Latte, is made with Baileys, spiced rum and garnished with whipped cream. (credit: Rubenstein PR)
The Bloody Mary at Brother Jimmy's is often hailed as one of the best Bloody Mary's in New York City. (credit: Brother Jimmy's)
NYC's Best Cocktails The Bloody Mary at Brother Jimmy's is often hailed as one of the best Bloody Mary's in New York City. (credit: Brother Jimmy's)
Madison & Vine's Vanilla Pear Sparkler is made with champagne, pear liquor, pear puree and garnished with a long lime twist. (credit: Rubenstein PR)
NYC's Best Cocktails Madison & Vine's Vanilla Pear Sparkler is made with champagne, pear liquor, pear puree and garnished with a long lime twist. (credit: Rubenstein PR)
Head to Atlantic Avenue and try Colonie’s Green Apple Whiskey Sour (Michter’s rye whiskey, fresh green apple juice, lemon, sugar, baked apple, egg white, bitters and cinnamon) to satisfy a fresh apple craving. (credit: Colonie)
NYC's Best Cocktails Head to Atlantic Avenue and try Colonie’s Green Apple Whiskey Sour (Michter’s rye whiskey, fresh green apple juice, lemon, sugar, baked apple, egg white, bitters and cinnamon) to satisfy a fresh apple craving. (credit: Colonie)
Maple & Sage Gin Cream Cocktail from Griffou: Made with Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, maple syrup, muddled sage, lemon juice, heavy cream and nutmeg), this frothy sipper is versatile enough to tantalize your tastebuds pre- or post-dinner. (credit: Kyle Dean Reinford)
NYC's Best Cocktails Maple & Sage Gin Cream Cocktail from Griffou: Made with Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, maple syrup, muddled sage, lemon juice, heavy cream and nutmeg), this frothy sipper is versatile enough to tantalize your tastebuds pre- or post-dinner. (credit: Kyle Dean Reinford)
Made with Belgian witbeir, pineapple-infused aquavit, lime juice and ginger syrup, you can find this beer cocktail titled 'Radler' at 2nd Ave's Vandaag. (credit: Vandaagnyc.com)
NYC's Best Cocktails Made with Belgian witbeir, pineapple-infused aquavit, lime juice and ginger syrup, you can find this beer cocktail titled 'Radler' at 2nd Ave's Vandaag. (credit: Vandaagnyc.com)
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