Manhattan on Tap at Saxon and Parole: Strong (but not stirred), like any Manhattan should be, this one is extra complex with W.L. Weller 12 yr, Cocchi di Torino and Jon's Leather Bitters.
Gin and Tonics on tap at Gin Palace: Unbelievably inexpensive and invariably bright, the tapped drinks at new juniper-laden East Village watering hole are what we'll be drinking all summer long, especially when the rumored Ramos Gin Fizz hits the keg-erator.
Daily carbonated cocktail at Lantern's Keep: From Negronis to Americanos, the Iroquois Hotel's bubbly cocktails are nearly perfect representations of the carbonated genre. You may question if fresh-faced head barkeep Theo Lieberman is old enough to drink the cocktails, but you certainly won't challenge his abilities behind the bar.
Cabinet Cocktails at Saxon and Parole: Every month, head bartender Naren Young creates a limited selection of bottled cocktails that extra fancy bar patrons can purchase individually. The bottle will then be put under lock and key, and brought out whenever you make a visit -- bottle service for cocktail geeks. The last few editions have included an El Presidente, a boozy Perland and the classic Seelbach.
The wild card at The Daily:
The point of The Daily is that, well, it's daily. You never know what
you might find behind the bar, but on occasion we've walked in and found
a selection of delightful bottled, barreled and fizzy creations.
Above: Manhattan on Tap at Saxon and Parole via Bloomberg News. Photo by Paul Goguen.