If you're looking for the best cocktail in Manhattan, we'll be the first to tell you that there is some serious competition in this city. Between the moonlighting artists and the hardcore professionals, there's a lot of heart in every single drink in the city that never sleeps. All of that being said, we've got a list of our favorites in this of the Best Cocktails near Manhattan, NY.
Just a note before we start: sip it down or shoot it straight, whatever your choice may be, take it slow with a friend or two.
Lantern's Keep, where the drinks are crafted with luxurious intention and prowess with top-shelf ingredients. Whether you're looking for something strong to mark the end of the night, or something light and refreshing to serve as a transition, this local Manhattan establishment offers an extensive cocktail menu that has something to offer for every occasion.
The Cocktail of the Hour: Mexican Firing Squad
This is in the "Shaken Tall" section of the menu and features Tromba Blanco Tequila, grenadine, lime, Angostura Bitters, and seltzer.
Go back in time at Orient-Express in Manhattan, NY, and be transported to an era where drinks were enjoyed for their multitude of layers and the opportunity they offered for conversation. This local cocktail bar will offer you all of that, as well as a healthy dose of top shelf cocktail hour genius. They also offer a delightful food menu with delights, including zucchini pancakes and grilled chicken salad.
The Cocktail of the Hour: From Russia with Love
This politically timely drink on the cocktail menu features Russian Standard Vodka, ginger, lime, Rosewater Rinse.
The Summit Bar
Established in 2009, Summit Bar offers hand-crafted cocktails in an upscale and beautiful setting. With an extensive list of upscale ingredients with seasonal fresh herbs and spices from around the world, the bar's exceptional menu of specially designed cocktails is a surefire way to have a great night. Voted "Best Cocktail of New York 2010" by New York Magazine, The Summit Bar is the place to be.
The Cocktail of the Hour: Breaking the Law
This house cocktail features Pueblo Biejo Tequila, red bell pepper puree, English cucumber, lime juice, Summit Orange Bitters, and hickory smoked salt.
Eclectic vibes, handmade cocktails, and New American comfort food are just a few things you'll find at Handcraft NYC, as well as live music a few nights a week. This local establishment is new to the scene but is sure to stay. Voted in the "11 Best New Bars in New York City" in Fall 2016 by Liquor.com, Handcraft NYC should be at the top of your cocktail list.
The Cocktail of the Hour: GW Bridge
Offering both sweet and spice, this house cocktail features bourbon, draft cider, honey, and cinnamon.