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.

MOTHER OF PEARL gloppy fizz cocktail
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

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 10 best dark and stormys in NYC
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The 10 best dark and stormys in NYC

Go tropical with a dark and stormy, the rum-and-ginger beer drink that doesn’t just come from cheesy tiki bars

The best mint juleps in NYC
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The best mint juleps in NYC

Raise a glass in a frosty metal cup, and make every day Derby Day with the sweet bourbon-and-mint drink

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The nine best Vieux Carres in NYC
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The nine best Vieux Carres in NYC

No need to go to NOLA for a Vieux Carre. Here’s where to find the best rye-and-cognac cocktail in NYC.

The eight best non-classic martinis in NYC
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The eight best non-classic martinis in NYC

These non-classic martinis in New York feature cameo appearances by sake, pickle juice or even bacon

The 10 best old-fashioneds in NYC
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The 10 best old-fashioneds in NYC

Slink over to a speakeasy and start sipping an old-fashioned, the classic cocktail made with whiskey or brandy

The 10 best martinis in NYC
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The 10 best martinis in NYC

What’s more New York than the classic martini? Here’s where to find the gin-and-vermouth concoction.

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The best new vodka cocktails in NYC
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The best new vodka cocktails in NYC

See how top NYC bartenders are shaking and stirring new life into the once-maligned clear spirit

The 10 best cocktails in NYC
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The 10 best cocktails in NYC

NYC is the epicenter of cocktail culture, loaded with iconic bars and storied speakeasies offering the best cocktails in the city

The 10 best pisco sours in NYC
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The 10 best pisco sours in NYC

The South American cocktail comes in a wide range of flavors, from fruity to spicy—and each one is delicious

The 11 best Bloody Marys in NYC
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The 11 best Bloody Marys in NYC

From the 80-year-old original to a new Korean-accented number, these are the best Bloody Marys in NYC

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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

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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
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Mr. Purple
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Mr. Purple

Time Out says
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

20 things you never realized about bourbon whiskey
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20 things you never realized about bourbon whiskey

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10 cocktails every cocktail geek needs to know how to make

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The 6 most creative cocktail menus

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10 best bourbons

Recreate amazing Jägermeister cocktails
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Recreate amazing Jägermeister cocktails

Disreputable cocktails (made respectable)
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Disreputable cocktails (made respectable)

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