We had a rare night out this weekend and got introduced to a new cocktail: the New Yorker.
It's less cloying than other urban-themed drinks, such as a Manhattan or Cosmopolitan. A New Yorker is basically just whiskey with a dash of grenadine and a lime garnish. In other words, it's not sweet and somewhat manly (just like this fine city?).
At the Chat Bistro Noir, where I tried my New Yorker, they like to use red wine instead of grenadine. Even better! (And they didn't try to substitute a lemon for the lime.)