Best Cocktails

Illustration by Bella Foster

El Diablo
Clover Club
The Brooklyn mixologists make their classic, subtly devastating tequila version of the Moscow Mule with housemade ginger beer and garnish it with a chewy slice of sugared ginger.

Pilot Punch
This East Village tequila den uses Chartreuse to give this lethal punch an addictive touch of sweetness, but it’s the muddled cucumbers that make you want to drink it all night long.

Penny Drop
The Standard Grill
The name of this vodka-and-ginger-beer combo matches the restaurant’s penny-covered floor. Drink too many, and that’s where you’ll end up.

Champagne Cocktail
Minetta Tavern
Taittinger Brut plus Angostura bitters, all smoothed down with a dose of raw cane brown sugar. Have five or six, and you won’t notice that it’s 1 a.m. and you still haven’t been seated.

Jalisco Trail
Allen & Delancey
Blanco tequila stirred with a hint of tartness (lime), a hint of bitterness (Angostura bitters), and a spoonful of sweetness (acacia honey).

Best Cocktails