Our 10 Best Hot Booze Cocktails in New York City

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Courtesy of Vinegar Hill House
Irish Coffee

4. Vinegar Hill House's Irish Coffee
Not that you need one, but this Brooklyn restaurant's interpretation of a standard Irish coffee is as good a reason as any to drink during the day. Fortunately, this cocktail ($9) made from Irish whiskey, coffee, and whipped cream is available on the brunch menu. 72 Hudson Avenue; 718-522-1018.

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Mallory Stuchin
Hot Apple Cider
3. The Wren's Hot Apple Cider
Warm cider is topped off with whiskey and garnished with an orange peel in this very stiff drink ($12). While you've likely had this cocktail before, the East Village bar's version will leave you happy you ordered it again. 344 Bowery; 212-388-0148.

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Courtesy of Dutch Kills
Hot Toddy

2. Dutch Kills' Hot Toddy
This Long Island City bar has an entire menu of warm drinks including the A La Mode (bourbon, mulled cider and whipped cream) and the Bear Trap (bourbon, apple cider and honey butter). But their classic Hot Toddy ($11) -- made with whiskey, lemon juice, honey syrup, and cinnamon -- is light enough to forgive any holiday indulgences. 24-27 Jackson Avenue, Queens; 718-383-2724.

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77 Worth St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


Freeman Alley, New York, NY

Category: Music

Joseph Leonard

170 Waverly Place, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


90 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant


228 W. 10th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

The Third Man

116 Avenue C, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Vinegar Hill House

72 Hudson Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant


344 Bowery, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Dutch Kills Bar

27-24 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY

Category: Music

Fort Defiance

365 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

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