Our 10 Best Cocktails to Drink Now
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For the past couple of years, The Daily Shot, FitR's inappropriately named weekly cocktail feature, has scoured the city for the tastiest cocktails it could find. Straight up, on the rocks, with a twist, rimmed, and even on fire. You name it: We've knocked it back. Nowadays, it seems like a new bar opens every other week, with a brand-new cocktail list that begs to be explored. It's hard to keep up, but we try our best. We've had our fair share of pleasant sippers this year. These are 10 knockouts we've had in the past few months.
10. Blue Collar at Silver Lining ($14): Rye, amaro, sweet vermouth, dash of maraschino, and orange bitters. Dark and stirred and served up has always been up our alley. The Blue Collar is a "new classic," invented at Sasha Petraske's Milk & Honey and served at his jazzy new Silver Lining. It's a moody drink for a softly candlelit atmosphere. 75 Murray Street, Tribeca, 212-513-1234
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9. Eureka at Bathtub Gin ($14): You don't see enough sloe gin around these days. This concoction of Plymouth sloe gin, Laird's applejack, Hidalgo fino sherry, cane syrup, and lemon juice, shaken and served up, is tart and refreshing, yet drier than you'd expect, with a hint of nuttiness thanks to the sherry. 132 Ninth Avenue, Chelsea, 646-559-1671
8: Via Vero at Weather Up ($14): Añejo rum, pear liqueur, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, and Jerry Thomas' Own Decanter Bitters make for a bitter and spicy, slightly herbaceous sipper. Translating as "the true way," Via Vero certainly feels like the right path when you're drinking it. 159 Duane, Tribeca, 212-766-3206