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Where to Drink in the West Village: 10 Great Cocktails

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While the East Village may be the more expected destination for a cocktail-lover's night out—it's got everything from classics PDT and Death + Co. to newcomers like Booker and Dax—the West Village has its fair share of great drinks, too. You might find fewer straight-up cocktail bars, but these days we're seeing good bar programs in all sorts of places: at restaurants, at Scotch bars and wine bars and pubs. Here are 10 great drinks in the West Village for your next night out. More

6 Cool Weather Cocktail Recipes from Mary Queen of Scots in NYC

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"This is my cocktology bar," says bar manager John McCarthy of Mary Queen of Scots. (He runs the cocktail show at Whitehall and Highlands as well.) "This is where I get to do the weird stuff. I love the weird stuff." Come learn how to make six of his drinks: some Scotch-based, some Scotch-related. More

Presbyterian Revenge

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So named because it makes use of a liqueur from Italy, a Catholic nation; it's an intensely bitter drink of Black Grouse shaken with the artichoke liqueur, lemon, and a sparing splash of simple syrup More

The McQueen

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McCarthy affectionately refers to this one as the "Smoky Smoky," although by my count, you could tack on a few more iterations—smoky smoky smoky? Scotch and Fidencio mezcal blend with dark agave and orange and chocolate bitters, with a spritz of hyper-smoky Ardbeg 10-year, plus a mighty twist of flamed grapefruit. More

Lady of the Lake

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Heather-infused vodka "picks up the heather notes of Scotch," with honey, lemon, and housemade lavender bitters; it's light and refreshing, a big twist of lemon on top keeping the brightness of citrus. More

The Jacobean

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McCarthy's take on a Manhattan makes use of green chartreuse; "The Jacobeans always sided with the French, so my chartreuse drink is named for them." AnCnoc is stirred with Carpano Antica ("the more savory of the sweet vermouths"), a half-ounce of green chartreuse, and a good measure of ice. More

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