There’s nothing quite like a warm cocktail to help you get toasty during this time of year. Here are the three best places to score a delicious winter time drink in New York City.
Kobrick Coffee Co.
At Kobrick Coffee Co. they know their coffee, they know their cocktails, and they know their coffee cocktails. When asked to pick between the two best ways to warm up on a wintry day, we say, “Why choose?”
HOOCHers can settle into the cozy digs here and simultaneously perk up and unwind with the Three Hour Kyoto Negroni, a blend of Kenya coffee, gin, vermouth, and Campari. This unusual cocktail is made in a most unusual way as it is slow dripped for (you guessed it) three hours in a Yama Cold Brew Drip Tower. Widely regarded as Kobrick’s signature drink, it is naturally one of three signature cocktails available for HOOCH subscribers to start out with.
If you are specifically in need of a warm cocktail, there’s also the Mackin Scotch. With Johnnie Walker Black Scotch, boiled cider, lime juice, and Hella Co. aromatic bitters, this drink will put hair on your chest and bring you back to room temperature in no time.
That’s just one of several warm cocktails to choose from on a mouth-watering list that also includes the Lucky Spike Latte. This base of this cocktail is Kobrick’s Tiger Stripe espresso, a bold coffee with notes of dried fruit and chocolate. then, it gets dangerously sweet with help from Jameson, amaretto, espresso sugar, and steamed milk. Yum!
Kobrick Coffee Co. (Meatpacking District)
24 9th Ave.
New York, NY
Situated in the lobby of the four-star Dream Midtown hotel, this upscale bar’s cocktail menu comes from the mind of acclaimed mixologist Johnny Swet. The bar is lined with comfy velvet sofas, perfect for getting comfortable once you lose that bulky jacket.
When we say that you can heat up at this bar, we’re not necessarily talking about warm cocktails. The Jerry Lee Lewis is best described as the grown-up version of Fireball, if you can picture such a thing. Here, bourbon is swirled with house-made chili oil and cinnamon. The drink is centered by a round Japanese ice cube which melts more slowly and doesn’t dilute your drink. Watching this drink get made is a treat in and of itself and an experience topped only by sipping on it.
Another worthwhile cocktail here is The Cartel, a blend of spiced rum and pineapple muddled with fresh coffee beans and poured over a fat block of ice made from coconut water. Here, you can get that spiced rum cocktail you’ve been craving this winter while the pineapple serves as a reminder that warmer days are ahead.
The Rickey (Midtown)
210 W 55th St
New York, NY
This Japanese-inspired cocktail lounge offers a seasonal cocktail menu, meaning that it is the place to be no matter the time of year. The Bitch’s Brew brings you several homeopathic cures for the common cold in one delicious drink. With ginger juice, organic kale, pink peppercorns, lemon juice, apple cider, and dry gin, getting your vitamins has never been so much fun. The best part is that it is one of three featured cocktails for HOOCH subscribers.
The menu also includes a the House Toddy made with Laird’s Apple Brandy, Bosc & Bartlett Cinnamon Spice Syrup, and hot water. There’s also the Caminada with dark rum, grapefruit juice, Blenheim’s Ginger Ale, and a mezcal–jalapeño spritz. It comes blessed with a decidedly seasonal ginger–cider syrup that is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.
Bed-Vyne Cocktail (Bed-Stuy)
305 Halsey Street