Korean Ingredients at NYC’s Reception Bar

The zero-proof section of the cocktail menu is a particular reason to visit

From the outside, newcomer Reception Bar looks like yet another drinking hole in NYC‘s Lower East Side—fitted with floating orb lights, shades of peach and timber, plants in the circular windows and curved doorways. But one night exploring the menu proves Reception Bar is a sanctuary for people tired of classic cocktails or even alcohol in general. Owner and self-starter Katie Rue has developed cocktails and non-alcoholic elixirs …

Ivy Mix’s New Cocktails at the Relaunched DIEGO Bar

Thoughtful concoctions from the lavish lobby bar at NYC's PUBLIC Hotel

From the mind of the brilliant Ivy Mix, a brand new cocktail selection is now available at PUBLIC Hotel‘s sophisticated but cozy bar, DIEGO—which relaunches tonight. An LES favorite for over a year, the bar is named for artist Diego Rivera, and the new menu is partly inspired by the artist’s nomadic life and world travels. Plush and rich, a tapestry reproduction of Rivera’s Man at …

Refreshing Gin Cocktails for Summer

Bar Belly's Frederico Avila shares his riffs on three classics

As each season brings a new booze fad or renaissance, gin remains a summer cocktail classic. Frederico Avila from the Lower East Side’s Bar Belly agrees, and has shared some of his recipes for super-fresh gin drinks this season. From his take on the classic French 75 to his zesty Lady Winser, Avila’s drinks are made using homemade syrups and infused gins, ensuring they taste …