The 6 Hottest Upscale New York City Bars For Aperitifs

Dead Rabbit


The Song and Dance at The Dead Rabbit

Photo Credit: Dead Rabbit

Why It’s Special: It won the honor of The World’s Best Bar in 2016 and it’s also home to the largest Irish whiskey collection in America. It’s cozy, upscale, but unpretentious, and serves quenching vintage cocktails. Dead Rabbit is a three-storied bar located in the Financial District, inspired by John Morrissey, the leader of the Dead Rabbits (an Irish-American gang from the 1850s).

What Drink to Order: The Song and Dance, originated by Harrison Ginsberg. Made with a dash of eucalyptus tincture, yuzu syrup, lime, and cucumber juice, fennel seed syrup, shiso infused dry vermouth, and  Green Tea Tanqueray.

From Dead Rabbit Beverage Director, Jillian Vose: “Shiso is such and aromatic & herbaceous herb and I really wanted to highlight it in a bright clean cocktail. I infused the Shiso into dry vermouth and added some green tea infused London dry gin as a base. Keeping bright clean flavors in mind I added fennel and Yuzu, rounding everything out with cucumber and lime juice. A dash of eucalyptus really ties everything together. I think I was really trying to think clean flavors for the new year. People really like to reset and cleanse and detox. “Green cocktails” are a huge trend this year, right ;)…Welcome to 2018!”

Location: 30 Water St, New York, NY 10004