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Best Cocktails in NYC This Fall

September 7, 2018 - by Regina Molaro
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The beginning of fall is a great time to be in New York, and not the least because of the fresh set of autumn cocktails to enjoy. The best of the city's bars are switching up their menus and ushering in a bevy of seasonal cocktails, so get out and enjoy!

Best NYC Cocktails This Fall: Hell's Kitchen

Brindar Por Otono

Añejo was born out of a vast appreciation of Mexican food and agave spirits. The locale offers a rather eclectic selection of tequilas, mezcals, and Mexican distillations, which are ideal for crafting autumn cocktails. Fall in love with its Brindar Por Otoño libation, made with apple and cinnamon. This cocktail is infused with anejo tequila, tawny port reduction, and prosecco. Añejo boasts two locationsone in midtown and another in Tribeca. Midtown (Hell's Kitchen): 668 Tenth Ave., 212-920-4770, 

Best NYC Cocktails This Fall: Greenwich Village


This legendary café traces its history back to 1915. Its updated yet historic setting is the ideal destination for catching up with friends or meeting a date. For fall, Dante NYC offers its Pisco Punch, which is made with BarSol Pisco, prosecco, and a splash of lime juice. Spiced pineapple, Chuncho bitters, and a dusting of nutmeg top off the cocktail. 79-81 Macdougal St., 212-982-5275,

Best NYC Cocktails This Fall: Lower East Side

The Bamboo

Cozy up to autumn with a seasonally-inspired cocktail at The Fat Radish. Its chic rustic setting features long, wooden farm tables, white-washed brick walls, and a large skylight. This trendy downtown eatery is renowned for its modern British fare made with farm fresh ingredients. On the menu for fall is The Bamboo, which features the flavors of Lofi sweet vermouth, amontillado, Pedro Ximenez sherries, and chocolate bitters. 17 Orchard St., 212-300-4053,

Best NYC Cocktails This Fall: South Street Seaport

Autumn Cobbler

Calling all night owls! American eatery Industry Kitchen, which is located along the scenic East River, is open until midnight. It boasts a highly coveted spacious outdoor patio, which marks an ideal spot for enjoying  fall inspired cocktails. Indulge in the Autumn Cobbler, which is made with applejack whiskey, pear liquor, and lemon juice. It is topped off with cinnamon bark. 70 South St., 212-487-9600,

Best NYC Cocktails This Fall: Financial District

Espresso Martini

This newly relaunched two-level bar and dining space on historic Stone Street offers enticing cocktails such as its Espresso Martini. Beyond the potent shot of espresso, it features Demerara, Cynar liqueur, and Powers Gold Label Irish whiskey. The fancy fall cocktail is garnished with lemon. 55 Stone St., 206-555-7890,

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