With Christmas and New Year’s fading in the rearview mirror, Valentine’s Day faces New Yorkers down as the next holiday to hold onto as we trudge through sleet and snow. Nevertheless, we can persevere through the dark weeks in between with the help of some warm wintry cocktails.
Broken down below are 6 cocktails worth trying to chase away the cold.
Night Owl at My Friend Duke’s
My Friend Duke’s speakeasy vibe sets it apart in the area, and the quality of their cocktails cements them as the best spot to stop for a drink. The Night Owl is aptly named with a cold brew kick and nitrogen charge to keep you going all night. The Irish Whiskey is perfect for giving a warm buzz to accompany the blast of energy.
383 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
Rum Hot Toddy at The Rum House
The Rum Hot Toddy swaps out the whiskey of a traditional hot toddy, instead using Santa Teresa 1796 Rum. The result is a rich and smooth cocktail, with hints of warming spices, a bit of honey, fresh ginger and cinnamon, making the drink perfect for a winter warmer on a cold evening.
228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
Coffee & Cream at Peppi’s Cellar
Brandy, Coffee Liqueur, Vin Santo, Espresso, Hot Water, and last but not least Vanilla Cream are layered one atop the other before being garnished with Cacao and bee pollen. Served in the jazz-club ambiance of Peppi’s Cellar, it’s the ideal drink to come out of the cold to.
406 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Weather Delay at The Pool Bar at TWA Hotel
What do you get when you mix Belvedere Vodka, Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows? A spiked hot chocolate from the newly opened (heated) Pool Bar near the airport that will make dealing with any weather delays a little easier.
The Pool Bar at the TWA Hotel, One Idlewild Drive HJFK International Airport
Vanilla Soda at Center Bar
Beverage Director Adam Petronzio keeps guests satisfied with a list of “Prohibition Cocktails,” perfect for those who want to sip on a fun drink without the alcohol. The menu features spirit free beverages like the Vanilla Soda with Vanilla, Chamomile Syrup and Club Soda. “The hallmark of a good spirit-free cocktail,” according to Petronzio, “is that you shouldn’t miss the alcohol—you should still feel like you’re having an adult drink in an adult environment. The same amount of care and attention is given to these drinks as anything else we have on our menu.”
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
Green with Envy at Beauty & Essex
No need to worry about subzero temperatures at Beauty & Essex. Hidden inside a pawn shop, this gem is great for any occasion and it’s never a bad time to have Green with Envy with Cucumber Infused Grey Goose Vodka, St Germain, Jalapeño and Cilantro Simple with Celery Salt. Just the kick you need in the winter!
146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
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