Alright, alright, so I don't drink thaaaaaat much in the name of research, and when I do, it is most definitely not nog-based, but I've put so much time into rounding up New York's best bevvies that I almost feel like a bizarre clove-wine-allspice-ginger-applejack-brandy-tea-spiked-coffee expert. (And, also, homeless and crazy, because that's the only way you could pull off drinking this much liquor.)
This one was a labor or liquory love, so to see it finally up on the site in all of its boozy glory means winter is here. finally. FINALLY, people, FINALLY. I wrote this story while in multiple neighborhoods, multiple cities, multiple countries, multiple continents, even multiple realms — my flight to Iceland doubled as an intensive writing seminar — as well as during the middle of a super-storm hurricane. I almost feel like I'm giving birth to it, which is bittersweet, considering this is pretty much Fetal Alcohol Syndrome tied up in a bow.
If you're still not dying to hear about the cocktails I know more intimately than my extended family and some past boyfriends, let me just reiterate, specifically directionally challenged: It's a map. A MAP. With categories by NEIGHBORHOOD. And DRINK TYPE with HAND-PICKED COCKTAILS and A FULL DESCRIPTION of each place with AN OUTFIT you should wear, selected by FASHION GENIUSES:
Seriously, any gift I give anyone will not be as thought out as this, so stop asking and enjoy the frame I found under the bookshelf and re-wrapped just for you. Just be happy you got anything at all.
And, I suppose, take a looksie as well.