El Cobre


Mixologist Mayur Subbarao of El Cobre - New York, NY

95 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-6818
Hours: Weekdays 6pm-1:30am; Weekends 11am-1:30am

In our fairly secular times, and especially in the context of cocktail hedonism, a fountain statue of the Virgin Mary might seem wholly out of place. But it makes perfect sense at Ravi deRossi’s El Cobre, house of rum worship beneath Cienfuegos. After all, this isn’t just any Virgin Mary, it’s a reproduction of the Virgin of El Cobre, the Virgin of Charity and El Cobre hero to whom Ernest Hemingway once gave his Nobel Prize. What better symbol for a bar where daiquiris are crafted religiously? And even if the interior might be—reasonably—mistaken for a Cuban country church, the extensive rum list and well-crafted cocktails (from Mixologist Mayur Subbarao, who does his main duties next door at Amor y Amargo) are proof that sin is alive and well in the house that deRossi built. Order delicious Cuban snacks from the small plates menu to keep your rum reverence going strong.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Stirred Daiquiri: Banks ‘5 Island’ Blended Rum and House-made Citric Acid Solution
  • Noche Buena: Scarlet Ibis Rum, Cynar, Zirbenz (Pine Liqueur), Bittermens Grapefruit Bitters, Grapefruit, and Salt

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