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11 Awesome Negroni-Like Cocktails To Try in NYC

If I have one favorite classic cocktail, it's the Negroni—refreshingly bitter, just sweet enough to round out the edges, with complex botanicals and a bright burst of orange oil to set it off. But once you start considering the Negroni as a template, you'll find variations on the theme just about everywhere.

Here are eleven in New York I've loved of late, with spirits ranging from mezcal to genever to bourbon, with every amaro you can think of, and with coffee, beets, dried figs, and roasted oranges all making appearances.

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The Best Drinks We Drank in January

January wasn't a huge boozing month for the Serious Eats crew; quite a few of us were down with the flu. But there were still some good teas and milkshakes to be had, plus fresh sugarcane and kumquat juice in Saigon (yes, we're jealous of Erin Zimmer's journey.) Check out the slideshow for our Drinks editor's new favorite local cocktail bar, plus other highlights in beer and beyond. More

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