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Bonfire Kiss

The Bonfire Kiss is a mix of mezcal, sherry and crème de cacao topped with apple bitters and garnished with a cinnamon stick, intended to resemble a wintertime log on…

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Sunday Mass

Nikki Sunseri's Sunday Mass is an innovative mix of mezcal, citrus and fig and rosewater simple syrup, served on the rocks and garnished with chicharrón salt and rose petals.

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La Bodega Negra

Not to be confused with the street-level café of the same name around the corner on Moor Street, La Bodega Negra restaurant and bar is an evening-only, dimly-lit basement decked…

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Mayahuel

Perhaps one of the first single-subject spirit bars (outside of whiskey) in New York, Mayahuel is fervently dedicated to the worship and preservation of agave. The work of Phil Ward, one…

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The Pastry War

Think of The Pastry War as a PR firm for traditionally made agave spirits. If the spirit's agave piñas aren’t roasted in a stone oven and ground under the stone wheel…

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ABV

ABV is riding the new wave of casual-serious bars with a laid back vibe and expert drinks. The bar's shelves are lined with agave, and seemingly every edition of Del…

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Corazón y Miel

In the unlikely location of Bell, a working class neighborhood southeast of downtown, is Corazón y Miel: a modern Mexican-influenced restaurant from Eddie Ruiz, a former line cook at Animal. You…

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Big Star

A little slice of Austin in Wicker Park, Big Star is about as country as Chicago gets—which is to say, not very. Vintage neon and a vinyl soundtrack are the…