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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Great list Robert! There are a few spots I need to get to so that I can check some of these off of my list! 😋🍸

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Article also works as a to-do list!

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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Fun list. Gets me excited to start visiting bars again in earnest.

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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Pretty good list.

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Thanks! I’m sure you’ve enjoyed a few.

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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

Exactly! You should do a book with a pic of each drink so that people can check them off!

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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

Too unstable. The way things have been going, this list needs to be checked and updated quarterly.

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You may be right. At least annually.

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Feb 22, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Love the list!

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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

So glad you included the g&t at La Vara, one of the purest cocktail pleasures I know. Can’t wait to drink Hard Starts in NYC with you again soon!

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Look forward to that! Both La Vara and its sister restaurant Saint Julivert have great cocktail programs.

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Apr 5, 2023Liked by Robert Simonson

Thats one hell of a bar crawl

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It is. A multi-week undertaking.

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Mar 7, 2023Liked by Robert Simonson

This is great. I agree with a lot of the ones that I've had, and it reminded me of places/drinks I've had but need to get back to ... And it has given me more to try... a great evening to-do list. Informative too... had no idea the Cosmo came from Odeon!!

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Thanks! Your work is cut out for you. ;-)

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Feb 24, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

The Garibaldi at Dante. When I was a Dante newb, Robert recommended the Garibaldi. I took the hint. It is truly an iconic drink.

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This is wonderful. Thank you! Now we need one for every major city in the US, if not the world!

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Good idea. Which cities do you think have the drinking culture that could support such a list?

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That's a great question! The first ones that come to mind are New Orleans, London, Tokyo, and Paris. Perhaps a regional list might be more apt for less dense areas - for example, I'd love to see a list on the midwest or the south.

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New Orleans and London definitely. I think Chicago has enough going on. Maybe LA.

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Mexico City ... definitely. There's a great cocktail scene there (Hanky Panky, Handshake, Rayo, Tlecan, Baltra ...many more ... all with their own cocktail menus).

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Feb 22, 2022·edited Feb 22, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

I don't know what happened to me. I started reading this a couple of hours ago, and all of a sudden ended up deep in rabbit hole. Somewhere, I ended up with a free .pdf of the Nomad bar book. I had the initial one that comes "hidden" with the Nomad recipe book, but this one was more comprehensive which I didn't realize. Been furiously scanning through to see what I can make with what I have on hand. Its now late and I need to get the hell home, and I still haven't made it that far into this post.

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Haha! I have both the first and second versions of the Nomad cocktail book.

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Feb 22, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

And I just saw the zero proof drink of theirs that I mentioned the other day! Peter Piper.

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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

So, with tips, we're looking at about $1k worth of drinks here.

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Over time, yes.

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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson

Just can't shake that word apartment.😀

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Feb 21, 2022·edited Feb 23, 2022Author

Sorry! I do still think of it by that name.

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Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Simonson, Mary Kate Murray

Everybody does.

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We capped off a fun family Sunday in the city with a first time visit to The Campbell Bar for a NY 50 Manhattan … oh my, what a beautiful setting for a cocktail. Thx for the recommendation!

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Prosit. Salute. 😎

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