I'm always excited to find a truly nerdy cocktail destination that manages to share esoteric drinks without any pretension. Amor Y Amargo, the latest addition to the Cienfuegos/El Cobre complex on the corner of 6th Street and Avenue A in the East Village, is a prime example.
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For spirits geeks, New York's East Village is a fabulously dense playground of trailblazers, tastemakers, and ambitious upstarts. Picking your poison presents a choice between a myriad of passions: mezcal, gin, sherry, bitters. It's where many of the talented folks making drinks in other parts of the city received their training, and it's a truly exciting place for a cocktail crawl. But where should you go? What should you order? Don't worry, we've been drinking our way through the neighborhood in order to present you with this guide to 10 of the East Village's greatest drinks right now.