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'Sex and the City': A Cocktail Tour of NYC Bars, Restaurants, and Lounges

May 28, 2008 - by CityGuide News
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In honor of the ‘Sex and the City’ movie premiere, NYC mixologists and bartenders are creating dozens of different “Carries”, “Mirandas” and “Mr. Bigs” to be enjoyed at some of New York’s hottest spots.  If you’re a fan of ‘Sex and the City,’ New York City, or just enjoy a great twist on the familiar martini or Cosmo, check out these specialty cocktail recipes and the NYC bars, clubs, and restaurants that will be serving them!



Visit Blue Fin restaurant, the mod, trendy seafood restaurant in the W Hotel in New York’s Times Square—or any other W Hotel bar, lounge, or restaurant in NYC—for a taste of Carrie with your very own Carrie Cosmotini.

The W Hotel

1567 Broadway (at 47th Street)

New York, New York

Phone: (212) 930-7500


“Carrie’s Cosmotini”

1-1/2 ounces vodka

1/2 ounce Stirrings Lemon Drop mixer

1/2 ounce Stirrings Cosmopolitan mixer

1 gerber daisy, 1 orange peel and a lime wedge

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with daisy, orange peel and a fresh lime wedge.

Makes 1 drink

(From Stirrings mixers, which are served at W hotels,   


‘Sex and the City’ Cocktails at O’Neal’s Grand Street (Steve and Aidan’s bar SCOUT on the show)  

When Miranda's once and future boy-toy Steve partners up with Carrie’s ex Aidan to open the bar ‘SCOUT’, it is O’Neal’s Grand Street in downtown NYC that serves as the backdrop for the casually hip New York bar. ONeal’s has some serious history to it too! In the days of prohibition, it served as a brothel, speakeasy and gambling parlor. In more recent times however ‘Onieals’ serves as the warm and welcoming New York institution offering  American fare with diverse global influences. This spacious Little Italy hideaway is now the face of one of ‘Sex and the City’s’ established NYC hangouts, and to celebrate the release of the movie, they are offering some sassy SATC cocktails, New York style.


O’Neal’s Grand Street

174 Grand St. between Centre and Mulberry Streets.



4 ounces Cutty Sark

2 ounces Cinzano Rosso

3 dashes of peach bitters

1 peach slice

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the peach slice.

(From Skyy Vodka)



2 ounces Skyy Vodka

3/4 ounce Campari

2 ounces pomegranate juice

1 ounce triple sec

Squeeze of lemon juice

Lemon slice

Shake all ingredients (except lemon twist) with ice and strain into a chilled stemless flute. Garnish with a large lemon slice.

Makes 1 drink

(From Skyy Vodka, served at O’Neal’s)



2 ounces Skyy Vodka

3/4 ounce Frangelico hazelnut liqueur

3/4 ounce Amaretto almond liqueur

3/4 ounce Godiva Dark Chocolate liqueur

1 ounce half-and-half shaved chocolate

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with shaved chocolate.

Makes 1 drink

(From Skyy Vodka, served at O'Neal's)



2-1/2 ounces Skyy Vodka 

1-1/2 ounces Cabo Wabo Añejo Tequila

1 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Rim glass with mixture of salt and small amount of white pepper. No garnish.

Makes 1 drink

(From Skyy Vodka, served at O'Neal's)



The Volstead, right in the heart of Midtown NYC, is the perfect modern day speakeasy. It’s even named after the gentleman who instituted Prohibition. An impressive entrance leads you down into a trendy but welcoming atmosphere were you and your friends can enjoy some notable comfort food and inventive cocktails. Suit up in your finest heels and enjoy the ‘Manolo Caipiroska’ and some corporate eye-candy at ‘The Volstead’.

The Volstead

125 E 54th St
New York, NY

(212) 583-0411 


2 strawberries, diced

Juice of 1/2 a lime

3/4 ounces of simple syrup (equal sugar to water)

2 ounces Level vodka

Muddle strawberries with lime juice and simple syrup. Add vodka and shake. Serve over ice in a Collins (or tall iced tea) glass and garnish with a strawberry.

Makes 1 drink

(From the Volstead)


The ‘Rediscovered Cherry Cosmo’ at STK

STK, located in Samantha Jones’s neighborhood in New York’s meatpacking district, is one of New York’s hottest nightlife neighborhoods. STK’s bustling bar lets you glam up with the gals for an evening of steaks and one of their polished cocktails, such as the ‘Rediscovered Cherry Cosmo’.


1-3/4 ounce Smirnoff Black Cherry

3/4 ounce Cointreau

3/4 ounce lime juice

3/4 ounce white cranberry juice

Combine ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a dried cherry.

Makes 1 drink

(From STK mixologist Shawn R. Sugrue)







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