Don’t feel like cooking and staying in for Christmas? How about you invite your friends and family to go out bar-hopping for a spill? Getting dress and going out is much easier and far less inexpensive than attempting to plan a holiday soiree for a large group of people, so why not head out to some of the most popular venues to keep yourself entertained?
Since the staff at NYClout prides themselves on keeping our reading in the know when it comes to the nightlife scene, I’ve collaborated with a few local bartenders at a handful of spots around the city with signature cocktails for you to enjoy! Cheers!
Cîroc Coquito (available at TAO Downtown, Maritime Hotel, 92 9th Ave, NY, NY)
Method: Combine all ingredients, shake and strain into a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with coconut shavings.
Mr. Tingles (Greenwich Project, 47 W 8th Street, created by John McCarthy)
1.5 oz Szechuan peppercorn Infused** Brugal Extra Dry
1.5 oz pomegranate Juice
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Method: infuse 2 tbsp of Szechuan peppercorns into a bottle of Brugal Extra Dry for 24 hours and strain. Add all ingredients into a shaking tin, shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with pink peppercorns.
Pomegranate Bliss (available at Distilled, 211 W Broadway, by Micaela Piccolo)
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf and serve.