Looking for the perfect fall cocktail to take off that evening chill? Look no further than Hendrick’s Tavern. Occupying a space where George Washington himself once breakfasted, Hendrick’s welcomes you with dark paneled wood, a shiny bar, sumptuous red leather banquettes, fireplaces aplenty and a killer menu. Snack on king-size roasted marrow bones, citrusy crab legs, crispy Brussels sprouts or a selection from the raw bar (it’s fall—all the months end in “r”!) while you sip something from their generous libation list. May we suggest the Five Points? Made from Hudson’s White Corn Whiskey (locally made in the Hudson Valley), freshly brewed black tea, apple cider and simple syrup, it’s a perfectly balanced cocktail with a little something for everyone. The roasted corn whiskey lends a deep caramel-like flavor, the cider gives it that perfect sweet musk, and the black tea cuts the drink with a mellow earthiness—all with a very pleasant burn that will warm even the tips of your toes. So sidle up to a seat at the bar (try the George Bar, complete with fireplace and portraits of our Founding Father himself) and settle in.
We feel certain you’ll want to stay till last call.
Hendrick’s Tavern, 1305 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, New York 516 621-1200, henrickstavern.com
1½ ounces Hudson’s White Corn Whiskey
1 ounce sweet black tea
1 ounce apple cider
½ ounce simple syrup
In a cocktail shaker, combine ingredients over ice. Shake well.
Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass.