The Evolution of After-Dinner Cocktails

December 22, 2016

After-dinner cocktail selections don’t have to be sweet and syrupy, especially with an emerging selection of top-notch products.

Amory Amargo is a tiny space, a cozy New York City bar that only has room for an equally petite-sized crowd. Yet imbibers flock here, undeterred by the lack of seating, because the cocktails—bitter tipples like the Black Rock Chiller (Suze, Branca Menta, resposado tequila) and 8 Amaro Sazerac—are exactly what they want to sip after a filling, three-course dinner elsewhere in the neighborhood. 

Likewise, at Fiola in Washington, D.C., the Bitter New Yorker (Buffalo Trace bourbon, Averna, Campari, chocolate bitters) is