New York cocktail lovers had plenty to choose from with this year’s excellent slugs. Our favorite drinks included a Spanish-tinged julep, a highbrow egg cream and a head-turning martini. From daisies to gimlets and everything in between—these are TONY’s top tipples of the year.
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If a trip to the Holler leaves you feeling transported, don’t worry, it’s not the hurricane cocktails taking over. The Bed-Stuy spot—which takes over the former home of local LGBT favorite One Last Shag—is the latest NOLA-accented project from the team behind the nearby Cajun eatery Catfish. Crescent City charm is evident from the moment you step under the glow of the neon moon that marks the entrance, but the real stars of the bar are the straight-from-the-bayou Fat Tuesday daiquiris, heady slushies powered by Everclear and Bacardi 151 that come with a surprisingly easy-to-swallow price tag. Add 10 rotating drafts, two wine taps, a 100-disc jukebox and a Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball machine, and the Holler seems like it might be something to shout about.
Venue says: “BACKYARD IS OPEN!!! Enjoy cocktails and Daiquiris in our beautiful backyard!”