Milk and Honey


Mixologist Theo Lieberman of Milk and Honey - New York, NY

30 East 23rd Street
Manhattan, NY 10010
Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm-3am

At the family reunion of New York City cocktail bars, Milk and Honey would likely sit at (or near) the head of the table. Having birthed a generation of talent, it’s like the granddaddy of New York’s now prolific mixology scene, a quiet temple to the practice of craft cocktails, complete with restrictive reservations policy, polite behavioral rules, and guaranteed, standard-setting quality. It’s also recently relocated, bringing a new wave of mixo-seriousness to the Flatiron district. But if digs have changed (there’s still a polished but spare interior, with emphasis on the drinking experience) the Milk and Honey ethos endures. And it’s found new expression in the hands of young Theo Lieberman, who serves drinks that play deftly on cocktail classics. The McKittrick Old Fashioned is a simple, but surprisingly effective variation on that classic (with Pedro Ximénez Sherry and mole bitters), while the Regal grafts a calming childhood aromatic memory onto a backbone of Buffalo Trace, lemon, and honey.

Recommended Dishes:
  • McKittrick Old-Fashioned: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, and Mole Bitters
  • The Good Friday: Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac, Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Peychauds Bitters, and Lemon

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