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Best cocktails in NYC

Calling all booze enthusiasts! Use our guide to find the best cocktails in the city, drink recipes, bar reviews and more.

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New York is full of great beer bars and wine bars, but cocktails is where the city really shines. We've got some of the best bartenders in the world reinventing and creating new, delicious libations daily. Whether you're a whiskey drinker or enjoy your martinis shaken, not stirred, we've got eveything you need to find (or make) the best cocktails.

Find the best cocktails in NYC

The best boozy milkshakes in NYC
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The best boozy milkshakes in NYC

Looking for a great boozy milkshake in NYC? Check out our picks for this adult take on a childhood indulgence

Swap out your winter cocktails for springy alternatives
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Swap out your winter cocktails for springy alternatives

Transform your wintry drinking habits to fit the warmer temperatures with punches and plenty of rosé

The best Irish coffees in NYC
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The best Irish coffees in NYC

You can find New York’s best Irish coffees at award-winning cocktail bars and a Revolutionary-era pub

The 50 cocktail experiences you should have in NYC
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The 50 cocktail experiences you should have in NYC

If you want to call yourself a New Yorker, you need to drink the best cocktails and visit the best bars in the city

Famous cocktails invented in NYC bars
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Famous cocktails invented in NYC bars

For famous cocktails like martinis and Manhattan, head to this iconic NYC bars to sip on a piece of US history

The best coffee cocktails in NYC
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The best coffee cocktails in NYC

The best coffee cocktails include a java-spiked boulevardier, an espresso fizz and a coffee-rum slushy

The best piña coladas in NYC
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The best piña coladas in NYC

Drink up with the best piña coladas in NYC, from classic takes on the form to spicy newfangled renditions

The best negronis in NYC
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The best negronis in NYC

The timeless negroni, a mix of gin, vermouth and Campari, is the perfect cocktail for your Italian-style apéritif

The best mai tais in NYC
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The best mai tais in NYC

Mai tais in NYC aren’t just umbrella-adorned slushies at lame tiki restaurants—these are the actually great ones

The eight best flaming cocktails in NYC
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The eight best flaming cocktails in NYC

These fun flaming cocktails (plus one shot) will fire up your night out in NYC. Sip at your own risk.

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Cocktail recipes

How to make a dark and stormy
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How to make a dark and stormy

How to make a bramble
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How to make a bramble

How to make a mint julep
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How to make a mint julep

How to make a Vieux Carre
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How to make a Vieux Carre

How to make an espresso martini
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How to make an espresso martini

How to make an old-fashioned
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How to make an old-fashioned

How to make a martini
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How to make a martini

How to make a pisco sour
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How to make a pisco sour

How to make a Bloody Mary
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How to make a Bloody Mary

How to make an Irish coffee
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How to make an Irish coffee

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The latest cocktail bar reviews

Solomon & Kuff

Solomon & Kuff

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Mr. Purple
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Mr. Purple

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
3 out of 5 stars
Garfunkel's
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Garfunkel's

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
The Bennett
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The Bennett

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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The 10 items every expert home bartender should have in their home bar

The 10 best cocktails you can make with Irish whiskey
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The 10 best cocktails you can make with Irish whiskey

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20 things you never realized about bourbon whiskey

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The 6 most creative cocktail menus

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10 best bourbons

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