Going out for a drink with your friends is fun, but it’s easy to fall into the trap of ordering the same thing every time. If boring beverage orders have got you down, it might be time to branch out! The next time you’re looking for something a little more extravagant, head out into the NYC nightlife and try one of these unique cocktails:
- Eat Your Veggies
The Bloody Mary is a well-known drink made with tomato juice, but many bars and restaurants are bringing other garden ingredients into the mix. Try asking the bartender if they can whip you up a carrot cake cocktail made with fresh carrot juice! Beets have also been making an appearance at the bar, often paired with Scotch or bourbon to create vibrant, flavorful drinks. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try a drink with beets and horseradish!
- Breakfast at the Bar
You’ve probably heard of having breakfast for dinner, but what about breakfast at the bar? A drink inspired by chocolate chip pancakes—yes, including the maple syrup—can conjure up memories of being at the breakfast table. If chocolate isn’t your thing, ask your bartender for a bacon, egg, and whiskey drink. A variation on the classic whiskey sour, this cocktail uses egg whites and bacon-infused whiskey!
- Herb Garden
Brighten up your trip to the bar by asking for a drink made with fresh herbs! Among the more commonly used mint, basil and smoked rosemary can bring a fresh, dynamic flavor profile to the table.
Whether you’re on a romantic date or enjoying the night with lots of friends, a unique dining experience can turn your evening into a memorable one. On your next night out in NYC, be sure to stay on the lookout for some truly unique cocktails!