There’s nothing better than kicking back on vacation with a classic local cocktail, and nothing worse than being interrupted by some blowhard waxing poetic about the drink’s storied “history”. Unless you’re the blowhard, and you’re sitting at the exact bar where the drink was invented.
If you’ve ever stayed at a boutique hotel abroad, odds are you’ve come across a “Seriously, where on earth did the bartender go — oh wait, there is no bartender?” honesty bar.
Cajun cuisine, strong cocktails (and of course beads) make for a Mardi Gras celebration to remember. Fat Tuesday is kicking off a seasonal celebration — party at one of these NYC bars and restaurants hosting wild, New Orleans-style events.
More so than any other holiday, Valentine’s Day is marked by chocolate, sugar and booze. Find them all in one sweet concoction with these indulgent cocktails.
Fancy a hot cuppa tea to warm your insides on this freezing cold evening? We know we could use a little more than hot chocolate to keep us warm. These are the best spots for grown-up tea parties.
Forget last season’s frozen margaritas and blended piña coladas in favor of this fall’s cocktails made with strong spices and warm flavor notes. Get toasty with these autumn-inspired cocktails served at New York City bars and restaurants.
You won’t need to be on the guest list during New York Fashion Week to find a front row seat to taste runway-inspired cocktails at some of the city’s most stylish restaurants.
Reports of drink spiking incidents are on the rise. Products once referred to as “date rape drugs” have been used by criminals to facilitate robbery and assault on men and women.
Creamy ice cream and bubbly soda are a match made in dessert heaven, and you have the perfect excuse to indulge in a root beer float on Tuesday, National Root Beer Float Day.
From sidewalk seating and rooftop bars to backyard “gardens,” you’re only a block or two away from al fresco imbibing throughout most of the city. What you seek in a summertime bar is an outdoor space with quality beverages, chill attitude and with any luck, a killer view.
The hot weather and relaxed vibes that accompany summer calls for cocktails made with crisp seasonal fruits, fresh herbs and tons of ice. Order these refreshing specialty cocktails for this season’s coolest way to cool off in NYC.
Before you go for your usual cocktail, mixologist and author Kim Haasarud, visited The Couch to show us some new tropical drinks made with fresh farmers’ market fruit.
In the summertime, the combination of liquor and dessert seems to go over well with a crowd. You can have your dessert and get more than just a sugar buzz with these booze-soaked desserts.
What soda ban? Artisanal soda is a revelation. Gone is the sticky, syrupy, chemically bite of so many mass-produced beverages, replaced with colors found in nature, refreshing, natural bubbles, and real fruit flavor. Read on for five of our favorite purveyors of this good stuff.
Few drinks are as simple to make as lemonade: take some water, add lemon and sugar, and stir. Et voilà: lemonade! It sounds simple, but, as connoisseurs know, the differences in taste and experience can be significant. Below, our picks for some of the city’s best glasses of this delicious beverage.