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12 Whale-Worthy Champagne Cocktails in NYC

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Here's a map of 12 great cocktails made with crisp, refreshing Champagne:


· All Coverage of Whale Week [~ENY~] — Elizabeth Chadwick

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The Warsaw Morning at The Third Man

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Zubrowka, also known as Bison Grass Vodka, is the highlight in The Third Man's Warsaw Morning. Dry Champagne and St.-Germain bring it altogether for a bright, but earthy cocktail at this Vienna-themed bar in Alphabet City. This will only set you back $12, which leaves you plenty of dough to try some food.

The Imperial March at Jbird Cocktails

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The Imperial March is a great new Champagne cocktail. Cognac 1st Cru comes infused with Chinese black tea, then it's kissed with raspberry syrup and lime juice, and is finished off with Champagne. Embrace the old and the new at this tucked-away Upper East Side lounge by team Jason Litrell and Marshall Altier.

Les Garçons at Le Baron

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Nightlife mogul André Saraiva has brightened up an otherwise quiet Chinatown block with the internationally known Le Baron. Their house cocktail, Les Garçons, keeps it très Parisienne with Champagne and St.-Germain. It is typically offered as a special.

The Morgan le Faye at Miles

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Not all of us are Whales, but now and then we'd like to feel like one. That's why the journey to Bushwick's beer and wine bar Miles is worth it. For $10 you can get your fancy-pants on with the Morgan le Faye. Zardetto Prosecco, Crème Yvette, Aphrodite bitters and Demerara revamp the traditional Champagne cocktail in this seasonally-inclined neighborhood newcomer.

Colonel Concord at Lavender Lake

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This quaint neighborhood watering hole serves a drink made with bourbon, Concord grape, orange bitters and Champagne. It's called the Colonel Concord ($12), and it is delicious.

The Morfeo at Death & Co

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David Kaplan and the Bourgeois Pig's Ravi DeRossi serve a cocktail called the Morfeo, which is an intriguing combination of Chamomile-infused Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, home-made acacia honey syrup, and Galliano Autentico, all topped off with Champagne.

The Jade Prophet at Hakkasan

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Whales want to eat Chinese food too, and now they can: Internationally-acclaimed Hakkasan has broken into Hell's Kitchen. The restaurant is currently serving a $15 cocktail called the Jade Prophet. It's a combination of Banks 5 Island rum, Green Chartreuse, lemon juice, mint, and Prosecco.

The Leon Trotsky at El Toro Blanco

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This hip and stylish restaurant in the West Village serves up a bubbly concoction called the Leon Trotsky. For $14 you can sip on Tito's vodka, guava, lime and Cava.

Up in Smoke at The Shanty

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A bar in a distillery, serving thoughtful craft cocktails alongside local and international beers? If it sounds too good to be true, it isn't. Welcome to Williamsburg's The Shanty, where it's wise to get your hands on the Up in Smoke. Mezcal, lime, Velvet Falernum, Parfait Amour, Doc's Cider Reduction, Bittermen's Mole Bitters, and Prosecco are served up at this industrial but comfortable hipster hangout.

Gin & Juice at Booker and Dax

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At Booker and Dax, classic libations are given an innovative makeover in a hip and intimate environment. Try the reinvented Gin & Juice ($14) which boasts Champagne spiked with gin, and clarified grapefruit juice.

The Marrow 75 at The Marrow

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Try a posh take on the ol' French 75 with the Marrow 75, which includes German Bitter Truth pink gin, lemon, sage, and Blanc de Blancs, for a reasonable $12.

NoMad Restaurant

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The Nomad's Star and Garter is made with Chamberey Blanc vermouth infused with Cardamom, Chambray Dry vermouth, and Champagne. As one of the most talked about openings of 2012, the Flatiron haven offers an elegant ambiance and a diligent bar program from the award-winning Leo Robitschek.

The Warsaw Morning at The Third Man

Zubrowka, also known as Bison Grass Vodka, is the highlight in The Third Man's Warsaw Morning. Dry Champagne and St.-Germain bring it altogether for a bright, but earthy cocktail at this Vienna-themed bar in Alphabet City. This will only set you back $12, which leaves you plenty of dough to try some food.

The Imperial March at Jbird Cocktails

The Imperial March is a great new Champagne cocktail. Cognac 1st Cru comes infused with Chinese black tea, then it's kissed with raspberry syrup and lime juice, and is finished off with Champagne. Embrace the old and the new at this tucked-away Upper East Side lounge by team Jason Litrell and Marshall Altier.

Les Garçons at Le Baron

Nightlife mogul André Saraiva has brightened up an otherwise quiet Chinatown block with the internationally known Le Baron. Their house cocktail, Les Garçons, keeps it très Parisienne with Champagne and St.-Germain. It is typically offered as a special.

The Morgan le Faye at Miles

Not all of us are Whales, but now and then we'd like to feel like one. That's why the journey to Bushwick's beer and wine bar Miles is worth it. For $10 you can get your fancy-pants on with the Morgan le Faye. Zardetto Prosecco, Crème Yvette, Aphrodite bitters and Demerara revamp the traditional Champagne cocktail in this seasonally-inclined neighborhood newcomer.

Colonel Concord at Lavender Lake

This quaint neighborhood watering hole serves a drink made with bourbon, Concord grape, orange bitters and Champagne. It's called the Colonel Concord ($12), and it is delicious.

The Morfeo at Death & Co

David Kaplan and the Bourgeois Pig's Ravi DeRossi serve a cocktail called the Morfeo, which is an intriguing combination of Chamomile-infused Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, home-made acacia honey syrup, and Galliano Autentico, all topped off with Champagne.

The Jade Prophet at Hakkasan

Whales want to eat Chinese food too, and now they can: Internationally-acclaimed Hakkasan has broken into Hell's Kitchen. The restaurant is currently serving a $15 cocktail called the Jade Prophet. It's a combination of Banks 5 Island rum, Green Chartreuse, lemon juice, mint, and Prosecco.

The Leon Trotsky at El Toro Blanco

This hip and stylish restaurant in the West Village serves up a bubbly concoction called the Leon Trotsky. For $14 you can sip on Tito's vodka, guava, lime and Cava.

Up in Smoke at The Shanty

A bar in a distillery, serving thoughtful craft cocktails alongside local and international beers? If it sounds too good to be true, it isn't. Welcome to Williamsburg's The Shanty, where it's wise to get your hands on the Up in Smoke. Mezcal, lime, Velvet Falernum, Parfait Amour, Doc's Cider Reduction, Bittermen's Mole Bitters, and Prosecco are served up at this industrial but comfortable hipster hangout.

Gin & Juice at Booker and Dax

At Booker and Dax, classic libations are given an innovative makeover in a hip and intimate environment. Try the reinvented Gin & Juice ($14) which boasts Champagne spiked with gin, and clarified grapefruit juice.

The Marrow 75 at The Marrow

Try a posh take on the ol' French 75 with the Marrow 75, which includes German Bitter Truth pink gin, lemon, sage, and Blanc de Blancs, for a reasonable $12.

NoMad Restaurant

The Nomad's Star and Garter is made with Chamberey Blanc vermouth infused with Cardamom, Chambray Dry vermouth, and Champagne. As one of the most talked about openings of 2012, the Flatiron haven offers an elegant ambiance and a diligent bar program from the award-winning Leo Robitschek.

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