Monday, October 23, 2006

Your Signature Please

So, yes, New York is the city that never sleeps, and the nightlife scene is all bling bling and ka-ching. Well, if bottle service and velvet ropes are not your idea of a supa-fun night, then how about a tour through some of the city’s best and most famous signature drinks? Any establishment worth its margarita salt has one, and here are a few of our favorites:

Ruby Foo’s – In our opinion, the thematic decor of the restaurant is really only there to set the stage for the main event - The Ruby Foo. With plum sake as the not-so-secret ingredient, we could drink these until the sun comes up in China.

Tribeca Grill – We’ve always been a fan of Robert DeNiro’s joint in Tribeca. It’s stylish without being stuffy, the menu is approachable and enjoyable, and the drinks…well, let’s just say that they get the job done. The Mixed Berry Mohito has become a recent passion. Taking the Mohito craze to a very berry place, this cocktail is worthy of a trip down to Tribeca.

The Rainbow Room – Sometimes it’s not about treading on new ground. It’s about finding a classic cocktail and just doing it well. Leave it to the gang at The Rainbow Room to take our love of all things champagne-esque to a new level with their classic Bellini. We don’t know what makes us feel on top of the world more – the drink or the views from the 65th Floor of Rock Center.

Bemelman’s Bar – It doesn’t get more classic New York City than the Bemelman’s Bar at The Carlyle Hotel. Featuring a menu of cocktails from another era, Bemelman’s Gin Gin Mule is not quite a Mohito, not quite a Mint Julep. It’s just a Gin Gin Mule and we can attest that it’s Quite Quite Good.

New York Sour
– No, we’re not talking about how we felt on the subway this morning. We’re talking about the pretty and delish drinky-drink at Schiller’s Liquor Bar. The floating layer of red wine on top of this orange juice/whisky concoction is what really gets us. The way it just floats there…tempting us to stir the drink…it’s just…captivating.

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