If you are over winter, just like me, then we have some downtown cocktails to help keep you warm. “Brandy Heart Warmer” from The Lobby Bar at The Bowery Hotel and the “Chai Matsuda” from The Lobby Lounge at The Ludlow Hotel are perfect warm cocktails to help you forget the chilly situation.
Brandy Heart Warmer — The Lobby Bar at The Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery | http://theboweryhotel.com
The Lobby Bar at The Bowery Hotel boasts a casual, warm and unhurried atmosphere making it a true hidden gem in New York City. Located at the intersection of the Lower East Side and East Village, The Lobby Bar is complete with a crackling fireplace and plush furniture making it the perfect place to catch up with friends, people watch, or simply warm up away from the cold winter air with a seasonal cocktail. Head Mixologist Josh DeMarco recently unveiled a new seasonal menu complete with the Brandy Heart Warmer, a Cognac-based, minted and spiced version of a Hot Toddy. This cocktail combines Hennessy VS, MB White Mint Cordial, Bitter Truth Pimento Dram, Lemon, and Cinnamon and is served hot, which warms the body and provides a much-needed respite from the cold weather outside.
Chai Matsuda — The Lobby Lounge at The Ludlow Hotel
180 Ludlow Street | www.ludlowhotel.com
The Ludlow’s Lobby Lounge, known as the “living room” of the Lower East Side, is the the ultimate destination for guests and locals alike to mix and mingle amidst the amber glow of the grand-distressed limestone fireplace. Filled with vintage furniture, Moroccan rugs and oversized chandeliers, the cozy space includes a buzzing lobby bar and all-season “secret” garden that is a quintessential addition on any ‘winter in NYC’ bucket list. The, patrons can enjoy bites from the Dirty French kitchen, as well as a provocative cocktail menu curated by Thomas Waugh, which includes the soul-warming Chai Matsuda, prepared with chai-spiced bourbon, americano, cardamom and orange bitters.