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Best of New York 2011 • Fun

Best Bespoke Cocktails

  • Mulberry Project

    149 Mulberry St., nr. Grand St. 646-448-4536

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    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.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).