ISO Good Cocktails near Lincoln Center
Meeting a friend for drinks after the opera tomorrow, looking for something in the southern part of the UWS (willing to go as far as 90th or so) or the northern part of Hell's Kitchen. Any suggestions for a place with a real cocktail maker for a bartender, and not just a place that serves a White Peach Cosmo? I've got to imagine there's some place on 9th...
If it's a classic cocktail you're after, the bartenders at P.J. Clarke's, right across from Lincoln Center, have done well by me in the past.
We went to Flute for drinks near Lincoln Center - good but pricey. Champagne Cocktail was very tasty, made with Remy VSOP, Grand Marnier, Bitters and a Sugar Cube. The Champagne Pisco Sour was nice too, made with an egg white which I always appreciate in a sour. Cocktails were about $13 each, though, which is too steep to make this anything other than a special occasion place. However, they had never heard of, nor could they make, a French 75!! Really?!?! Probably one of the most well-known sparkling cocktails and they had never heard of it. A little surprising for a place that is a sparkling wine bar.
I miss my Seattle $9 drinks...
205 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019