Just a little piña colada to celebrate my broken apartment getting above 60 degrees today. #decadence

Just a little piña colada to celebrate my broken apartment getting above 60 degrees today. #decadence

Coconut foam cocktail inspiration via Thrillist

Coconut foam cocktail inspiration via Thrillist

Watermelon daiquiri test run was fairly successful.  #cocktails

Watermelon daiquiri test run was fairly successful. #cocktails

No name for it, but I know I’m on to something. Spicy honey, tequila, lemon, bitters. #cocktails

No name for it, but I know I’m on to something. Spicy honey, tequila, lemon, bitters. #cocktails

Daiquiri season #cocktails

Daiquiri season #cocktails

Just making a big happy cocktailing mess over here.

Learn to make the McKittrick old fashioned, the perfect nightcap.
Guys, it’s a Mad Men/Game of Thrones double header. This calls for a cocktail!

Learn to make the McKittrick old fashioned, the perfect nightcap.

Guys, it’s a Mad Men/Game of Thrones double header. This calls for a cocktail!

McKittrick old fashioned - bourbon, sherry, and chocolate bitters
Stopped by the new, no-secret-phone number-required Milk & Honey on 23rd Street today. Just like the times I visited the old locale on Eldridge Street, I discovered a new recipe I’d like to recreate. Aside from a strange looking-over at the door (pardon my scruffiness, sir), it was a chill evening. But with places like this charging $16 per drink, methinks it’s time to start flexing the cocktail shaking muscles and testing recipes for springtime rooftop imbibing. This one will make a fantastic nightcap.

McKittrick old fashioned - bourbon, sherry, and chocolate bitters

Stopped by the new, no-secret-phone number-required Milk & Honey on 23rd Street today. Just like the times I visited the old locale on Eldridge Street, I discovered a new recipe I’d like to recreate. Aside from a strange looking-over at the door (pardon my scruffiness, sir), it was a chill evening. But with places like this charging $16 per drink, methinks it’s time to start flexing the cocktail shaking muscles and testing recipes for springtime rooftop imbibing. This one will make a fantastic nightcap.

The Bar at Campbell Apartment
This visually breathtaking, former private office tucked into the upper level of Grand Central Terminal is probably the least secret “speakeasy” in town. While the decor delivers loads of 1920s New York ambiance, the high-handed attitude from the staff and mediocre cocktails at $20 apiece definitely put a damper on things. If you’re wearing a fancy suit and have an expense account, or if you’ve commuted from Grand Central for over a decade and simply must satisfy your curiosity about this place, it’s worth a visit. Tip: If you’re tempted to take photos, be as discrete as possible and choose your shots wisely; they don’t take kindly to it. And don’t bother going at all if you’re wearing sneakers.
Here’s a nice shot of the interior and here’s an article about real, live actual Ghostbusters investigating the bar’s various spirits (no, the other kind).

The Bar at Campbell Apartment

This visually breathtaking, former private office tucked into the upper level of Grand Central Terminal is probably the least secret “speakeasy” in town. While the decor delivers loads of 1920s New York ambiance, the high-handed attitude from the staff and mediocre cocktails at $20 apiece definitely put a damper on things. If you’re wearing a fancy suit and have an expense account, or if you’ve commuted from Grand Central for over a decade and simply must satisfy your curiosity about this place, it’s worth a visit. Tip: If you’re tempted to take photos, be as discrete as possible and choose your shots wisely; they don’t take kindly to it. And don’t bother going at all if you’re wearing sneakers.

Here’s a nice shot of the interior and here’s an article about real, live actual Ghostbusters investigating the bar’s various spirits (no, the other kind).

The “Bone Dry” at Evelyn Drinkery is a spiked house-made soda with acid phosphate added for tartness, like they used to do back in the days of soda fountains. Includes Vinho Verde, blanco tequila, lime, agave, cucumber, pineapple, radish, and jicama. Full review

The “Bone Dry” at Evelyn Drinkery is a spiked house-made soda with acid phosphate added for tartness, like they used to do back in the days of soda fountains. Includes Vinho Verde, blanco tequila, lime, agave, cucumber, pineapple, radish, and jicama. Full review