Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon commemorate a piece of 1920’s NYC history at BlackTail. Their Battery Park bar transports you back to Prohibition, when planes adorned with black tail-fins—full of thirsty Americans en route to Cuba—flew directly over Pier A Harbor House. What were those hooligans drinking in Havana? Mojitos and daiquiris, sure, but McGarry and Muldoon have riffed on the Old Havana scene with cocktails like the Nitty Gritty: a highball of Amontillado Sherry, Caribbean rum, banana, Curaçao and mint syrup topped with Champagne
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