When you're drinking at a place like Midnight Rambler, you have to make it count. I wandered into the speakeasy-style bar in the basement of the Joule Hotel after dinner with friends, knowing that I was the fool who would soon be parting with her money. It's hard to find a cocktail on the menu here for less than $10, but that absolutely won't stop you from going into a financial hole to try them all, even if you're not exactly sure you're even drinking.
Amy McCarthy The kind of cocktail that doesn't even last long enough to be photographed.
The menu at Midnight Rambler seems remarkably small until you realize that they've left off most of the classic drinks, your Manhattans and Negronis, that every bartender working at a bar of this caliber could make in their sleep. Even though the cocktail offerings only fill a few pages, they are surprisingly diverse. There are fancified tiki drinks, delicate Champagne cocktails, and sophisticated digestifs. There is even a bowl of punch that costs one hundred whole dollars. And then there is the Hell Hound.More »