We’re in the middle of another cocktail golden age: Fortunately, the period of “mixologists” sporting waxed mustaches and 1920s-era suspenders has been watered down and we’re left with an exciting collection of less pretentious cocktail bars to savor our boozy concoctions. And New York is at the epicenter of it all.
3 Mitchell Place, Sutton Place
Twenty-six floors up in Beekman Tower, an Art Deco masterpiece from the late 1920s, Ophelia is an attractive spot to sip a classic cocktail: Nurse a martini with Monkey 47 gin or revive yourself with a vodka-Campari-passionfruit Resurrection while gazing at the twinkling lights of the Manhattan skyline. Excellent tummy fillers includes deviled eggs with double-smoked bacon, hamachi tacos and truffle potato wedges.