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Best Cocktails
Mixed Doubles
Creative Margarita
Red Bar

339 East 75th Street
212-472-7577
The Rubyrita: Fresh blood-orange juice is added to Sauza Conmemorativo, lime, Cointreau, and a homemade simple syrup for extra zest.

Bubble yum: Lutece's passionfruit-infused champagne cocktail.
Martini
Town

15 West 56th Street
212-582-4445
Try this version — made with Hendrick's gin and cucumbers and topped with Malden sea salt — and you'll never go back to olives. It's stirred with ice for an extra boost of viscosity.
Coffee Drink
Eugene

27 West 24th Street
212-462-0999
Skip dessert and indulge in a Montecristo instead. It's a warm mixture of coffee, Kahlua, and Grand Marnier with a splash of triple sec and a hit of fresh whipped cream.
Mojito
Pop

127 Fourth Avenue
212-767-1800
Too often, this Cuban drink tastes like 7Up, but Pop's rich, not-too-sweet version is the perfectly crisp conjunction of Bacardi Limon, Gosling's Black Seal rum, fresh lime juice, and crushed mint.
Champagne Cocktail
Lutece

249 East 50th Street
212-752-2225
We'd expect nothing less elegant from the new Lutece than Veuve Clicquot with red passion fruit, lemon, and cranberry juices; a dash of cognac; and a garnish of fresh mint and raspberry.
Island Drink
Dylan Prime

62 Laight Street
212-334-4783
The St. Croix Cocktail is like liquid sorbet. The danger of this rich frosty mix of banana, cruzan, rum, strawberry puree, and pineapple juice is that it's so delicious you might drink too many.