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NoMad District in New York Map

Travel + Lesiure magazine recently published a great article on the opening of the NoMad Hotel and how it heralds the coming of age of NoMad: “Considering its position at the heart of Manhattan—as central as central gets—it’s a bit odd that the area between 26th and 30th Streets, Park Avenue and Broadway didn’t, until recently, even have a name. […]

A hundred year’s after it was first introduced, and less than three blocks from where it was first created, The NoMad Bar is now serving the Widow’s Kiss cocktail. Here is a classic recipe for making the perfect Widow’s Kiss cocktail. Ingredients: 1 oz. Brandy 1/2 oz. Yellow Chartreuse 1/2 oz. Benedictine 1 dash Bitters Mixing instructions for Widow’s Kiss cocktail: […]

Learn about Delmonico's Steak House and use our recipe to create your own Delmonico cocktail!

Delmonico’s was one of the most legendary restaurants in NoMad and all of New York City. Their signature cocktail the Delmonico’s No. 1 is a fantastic drink. Check out the recipe below, or make some changes to create your own Delmonico cocktail! Share your recipes with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #DelmonicoCocktail. Ingredients: 3/4 ounce London dry gin […]

The Manhattan is one of the most famous cocktails ever. It is another cocktail that first originated here in NoMad, as many believe it was created at the Manhattan Club for the first time in the 1870s. Ingredients: 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth 2 1/2 oz. Blended Bourbon dash Angostura bitters 2 or 3 Ice cubes 1 Maraschino cherry 1 twist of […]

Want to learn the perfect Rob Roy recipe? The Rob Roy is one of the most famous New York cocktails, and it was an integral part of the early cocktail culture here in NoMad. Below you’ll find a classic Rob Roy recipe for you to try at home: Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. Scotch 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth 1 dash Angostura bitters […]

the historic hoffman house hotel in nyc

This is how you make the perfect Hoffman House Fizz, a classic NoMad Manhattan cocktail. Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Scotch 2 oz. Gin 1 oz. Lemon Juice 1/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur 1/4 oz. Cream 1 tsp. Sugar Fill Club Soda

The platonic ideal of the Martini type cocktail. Ingredients: 2 Dashes Orange Bitters. (1 dash Fee’s Orange Bitters, 1 dash Regan’s Orange) 1/3 French Vermouth. (3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth) 2/3 Plymouth Gin. (1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin) Mixing instructions: Shake (stir, please) well and strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze lemon peel on top.

Over 13 years ago, the area running roughly from Sixth to Lexington Avenues, from 23rd to 30th Streets was first identified as NoMad, but over the years, the area has had varying geographic definitions. In 1999, New York City formally established the Madison Square Park North Historic District, which lies in the center of No (North) Mad (Madison Square). In […]

June 9, 2012

Drinking in NoMad

NoMad has always been one of the best neighborhoods when drinking in New York. As Robert Simonson of the New York Sun points out:  At the turn of the 19th/20th Centuries, “this was where the action was — socially, theatrically, politically and alcoholically.” The History of NoMad and Mixology: The elegance of Madison Square Park and Fifth Avenue contained the finest […]

NoMad New York is featured in Sarah Vowell’s Assassination Vacation… Edwin (John Wilkes Booth’s brother) would have loved his statue in Gramercy Park—the first statue of an actor in the city. He warranted a stained-glass window too—a multicolored Shakespearean portrait in the Church of the Transfiguration on Twenty‑ninth. Known as the Little Church Around the Corner, it became an actors’ […]