Best Liquor Stores Near Lower Manhattan - See Inside For Specific Needs
My local Bronx liquor store was missing some things I want to get, so I was hoping someone w/ knowledge of lower to Midtown Manhattan can clue me in on where to go. I work near City Hall and take the 6 if that helps any.
I'm looking for:
-Apple Schnapps (not sour apple like DeKupyer, but regular apple. I only know of a German brand called Apfel Korn)
-Mint Simple Syrup (for Mojitos, to replace the trouble of wasting mint leaves since I don't think I'll be drinking them enough to warrant the size of the packages I find at the grocery)
Astor is okay, but for such basic items, the Wine Warehouse on Broadway, right around the corner from Astor, is even better. They're cheaper and they have a huge selection of liquors and mixers.
BTW, make your own mint simple syrup, it's really, really easy, much less expensive, and much better tasting!
1 1/2 cups packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Chop mint. In a saucepan bring sugar, water and mint to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Simmer syrup, undisturbed, 2 minutes. Pour syrup through a fine sieve, pressing hard on solids, and cool. Syrup keeps, covered and chilled, 2 weeks.
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Astor Wine is your best bet. They have a huge selection and carry Apfel Korn and it's within a few blocks of the 6 train at Astor.
Don't know if they have mint simple syrup but i've found that stuff in a number of grocery stores, including dean & deluca which is by the 6 at spring.