It's all about the bourbon this September, when we all get to celebrate National Bourbon Month. Nix your typical vodka cocktails for some strong brown spirits. We've let you know where the most innovative and delicious bourbon cocktails are served around the city, as well as DIY recipes to try on your own. Good luck and enjoy!
Lowcountry serves up a plethora of bourbon laden 'tails. Try out their Lowcountry Old Fashioned (Four Roses Bourbon, Orange, Brandy Cherry), Bourbon Dark & Stormy (Rebel Yell Bourbon, Lime, Ginger Beer, Molasses), Sazarac (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Absinthe, Orange Bitter), Triple-B (Blueberry Shrub, Buffalo Trace, Bourbon, St. Germain, Cava), Lowcountry Iced Tea (Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon, Mint, Lemon, Blackberry Shrub), Ginger Julep (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Jalapeno, Ginger, Mint, Ginger Ale), and last but not least, the Vanilla Chai Manhattan (Vanilla Chai infused Bourbon, Sweet Vermout, Brown Sugar). The Tangled Vine offers two essential bourbon cocktails, The Amsterdam Ave (1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Maraschino Liquor, lemon, $14) and the Collins (1792 Bourbon, lemon, club soda, $12). Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick let's patrons try out their Old Bushwick Cocktail (Jim Beam, bitters, lime, $9), while Casa Nonna makes The Tuscan (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, peach honey syrup, Marreti Biscotti liquor, bitters, $14).
Bull & Bear Steakhouse at The Waldorf Astoria is keeping up with the times this summer (the financial times, that is).
Back in the day, New York City's movers and shakers would head to the Waldorf after the closing bell during the stock market's heyday. Sticking true to their history, Bull & Bear has an awesome summertime special going on based on Facebook stock. Since Facebook has often been ending the day in the red, daily cocktail discounts based on the stock market's performance that day are being offered until August 31st.
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The Beastie Boys first hit national success with their 1986 album Licensed To Ill. Fueled by "Fight For Your Right," "No Sleep Til Brooklyn," "Brass Monkey" and more it remained at #1 for seven weeks and simultaneously reached #2 on the urban chart, becoming the fastest selling debut to date for Columbia and the first hip hop record to break 5 million sales.
Since then, the hip-hop supergroup has released six studio albums, including the instant classics Check Your Head and Ill Communications, which were staples in the 90s. They won a Grammy for their 2007 release The Mix Up, and are on the cusp of releasing their newest album, The Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1.