The Best Winter Cocktails in Manhattan and Brooklyn
From warm and spicy to sweet and indulgent, the right winter cocktail can compliment any cold night out. Given that there are so many exemplary bars and restaurants in New York City, we've picked three with exemplary seasonal libations you can try today!
Crave Fishbar (Midtown, Upper West Side)
Known for its fresh seafood and generous oyster bar, Crave is a favorite among BHS agents and staff for after-work happy hour.
Orchard Old Fashioned
Ingredients: Calvados Apple Brandy, Almond Bitters, Cherry Bitters, and a Fresh Cinnamon Stick
Warm and spicy with a touch of sweetness, this winter play on the classic Old Fashioned has a great nose and is a crowd favorite.
Ingredients: Vodka, Counter Culture Espresso, Mr. Black Liqueur
While the espresso martinis may be well known, the folks at Crave are self-professed "coffee snobs" and are very well known for their authentic take on it. Its nutty notes are perfect for the winter season.
Ingredients: Espadin Mezcal, Blanco Tequila, Muddled Raspberry, Mike's Hot Honey, Lime
Along with its vibrant, festive color, this drink's combination of tequila and mezcal packs a warm kick.
Macao Trading Company (TriBeCa)
Ask any one of our Tribeca agents and they will tell you they love celebrating closings at Macao or taking clients there for an impressive dinner. Their delectable, pan-Asian menu is matched by an expansive array of craft cocktails.
Ingredients: Patron Sherry Cask Anejo shaken with Expresso, House Five-Spice Pistachio Syrup, Nutmeg, Dark Chocolate Shavings
Sweet, savory, spicy, and energizing, the Papa Macao is the perfect way to launch any night out during wintertime. It was one of our favorites to sip!
Ingredients: Tanqueray Gin, Fresh Fruit, Herbs & Spices, Fever Tree Tonic
This refreshing, effervescent drink is ideal for any time of year but is particularly nice when you are looking for a refreshing way to cool down after you've taken off your coat and sweater.
Ingredients: Ten-to-One Rum Shrub served tall with House Grenadine, Lime & Cucumber Tonic; dressed with Fresh Fruits & Mint; topped with a drizzle of Absinthe
Like its name implies, the Dr. Funk is an eclectic mix of flavors and liquors. The licorice notes of the Absinthe mixed with mint make this ideal for the season.
Bar Basic (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
For its intimate atmosphere and delicious cocktails, Bar Basic is a local hot spot in Park Slope frequently recommended by our Brooklyn agents. Its lively ambiance is the perfect location for casual drinks, a quick bite to eat, or to celebrate with clients.
Apple Cider Hot Toddy
Ingredients: Whiskey, Apple Cider, Lemon Juice, Honey, Fresh Cinnamon Sticks, Star Anise
The Apple Cider Hot Toddy is the perfect cocktail for a cold winter's day. With its perfect mixture of fresh citrus juice, sweet cider, and bold whiskey, its touch of cinnamon makes this seasonal beverage the ultimate cold-weather cure-all.
Ingredients: Vodka, Ginger Syrup, Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice; topped with Fresh Cranberries and Rosemary
Refreshing and bursting with flavor, the Yule Mule takes the beloved classic Moscow Mule, and gives it an unforgettably delicious seasonal twist with its added elements of tart cranberry juice. Its rosemary garnish only adds to the already-lively flavors that make this cocktail a must-try.