5 Cocktails for the Chilly Weekend Ahead. We Could Really Go For a Hot Buttered Rum Right Now.

Leslie Pariseau
It's official. It's effing cold. And that means earmuffs. And warming hands up in back pockets. And hot, hot...drinks. Here's where to get 'em this weekend.

The Cocktail: Nana's Cocchi (Rum, Cocchi Americano, baked apple bitters and brown sugar) 
Find it at: Roberta's
Drink it: Lounging in the back yard around a make shift fire while waiting for pizza and checking out bearded/sweatered hipsters. 

The Cocktail: Pecan and Maple Sazerac (rye, cognac, pecan sugar, absinthe and Peychaud's bitters)
Find it at: Saxon and Parole
Drink it: Waiting for your date at the bar while eating oysters and foie gras. Or not waiting for a date at the bar. Who says you can't eat oysters and foie solo?

The Cocktail: Switchel (dark rum, apple cider, apple vinegar, ginger, molasses)
Find it at: Peels 
Drink it: At brunch alongside a pecan sticky bun. Seriously, this is autumn, and you won't be wearing a swimsuit for another six months. Unless of course you meet a wealthy stranger who sweeps you off to Barbados. But you're most likely going to meet that stranger over a cocktail and a sticky bun at Peels. 

The Cocktail: Hot Buttered Rum. Hot. Buttered. Rum.
Find it at: Dutch Kills
Drink it: Late Sunday night before stumbling home to bed, when bones need warming and insomnia needs curing.

The Cocktail: Chicken Noodle Soup
Find it at: Employees Only
Drink it: The last call tradition at EO calls for chicken noodle soup passed out to every customer who made it until 4 a.m. Sunday nights are especially raucous--and feature a burlesque dancer and the Fernet.

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