- Mulberry Project
149 Mulberry St., nr. Grand St. 646-448-4536Video Made in Partnership With NYC Media
This new, unmarked Little Italy joint has taken the lead on the drinking trend of the moment: custom-crafted cocktails. In lieu of an expansive drinks menu there’s just a chalkboard listing the fresh fruits of the day. You tell mixologist Matty Gee or his colleagues that you want something sweet with rum, and you might get a white-peach-cinnamon concoction. Prefer citrus? Try a pomelo sour. Dark and spicy? Here’s a cucumber-chipotle whiskey daiquiri. The combinations will vary from day to day and bartender to bartender, but the cocktails, all $14, are always beautifully executed.