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How to Make Mayahuel's Black Star

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The best comforts transcend seasons: a soft scarf, pie a la mode, a good Bloody Mary. At Mayahuel in New York's East Village, the warm-spiced Black Star is one such year-round pleasure. "This became part of what I called my Indian Winter menu," says Philip Ward, co-owner and bartender, who added the Black Star to the menu as spring started to creep in. "We've been selling the bejesus out of it." More

Black Star from Mayahuel

Serious Eats Jaclyn Einis 1 comment

Garnished with an apple slice for subtle aroma, the gingery Black Star cocktail from Mayahuel in NYC is complex yet soft. More

How to Make Mayahuel's Good Cork

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In this smoky variation on the Fancy Free, Mayhuel's Philip Ward replaces bourbon with one part Irish whiskey and one part mezcal. Instead of maraschino, spicy Benedictine gets in on the action. More

Good Cork from Mayahuel

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Mayahuel's Good Cork is a stiff whiskey drinker's cocktail with a smoky twist. More

How to Make Mayahuel's Green Gloves

Drinks Jaclyn Einis 1 comment

Sometimes the popular thing isn't the lowest common denominator; it's just really, really good. Take the Green Gloves cocktail at Mayahuel in New York's East Village. "People go bonkers for this one," says co-owner and bartender Philip Ward. "We must go through over a case of jalapeño-infused tequila in a week." More

Green Gloves from Mayahuel

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This refreshing tequila cocktail from Mayahuel in the East Village carries just enough heat to keep you from sucking it down in one big sip. More

How to Make Mayahuel's Rosa Amargo

Drinks Jaclyn Einis 1 comment

"This one's a good introductory bitter cocktail and a good introductory boozy cocktail," says Philip Ward, co-owner and bartender of East Village tequila and mezcal palace Mayahuel. "It's bitter and boozy, yet gentle in both ways." The Rosa Amargo, a creation of Mayahuel bartender Jeremy Oertel, is a smoky, grapefruit-tinged Negroni variation, served up. More

Rosa Amargo from Mayahuel, NYC

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Grapefruit liqueur and mezcal give this funky spin on the Negroni by Mayahuel's Jeremy Oertel a smoky-tart twist. More

Ten Margaritas We Love in New York City

Drinks The Serious Eats Team 6 comments

In honor of National Margarita Day (yes, that's a real holiday!) here are some of our favorites in New York City—chartreuse margaritas, hibiscus margaritas, rosemary margaritas, and much more. More

Sugar Rush: Tres Leches Cake at Mayahuel

New York Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Our search for great Tres Leches cakes continues with a stop at Mayahuel, where an order runs $8. This cake isn't your ordinary slice, but an individual round topped off in a mound of coconut... More

Mix It Up: 'The Division Bell' from Mayahuel

New York Laren Spirer 2 comments

Editor's note: New York's cocktail shakers work all kinds of wonders behind the bar—so why not learn a few tricks from the pros? In Mix It Up, Serious Eats contributor Laren Spirer will find out the secrets behind the city's... More

Sugar Rush: Churros at Mayahuel

New York Kathy YL Chan 5 comments

I have to confess, I was more interested in the dessert menu than the cocktails at Mayahuel, the newest of East Village cocktail bars. They offer three sweet dishes: cheesecake with mango sorbet and shortbread crumbs, tres leches cake... More

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