The Shanty, inside New York Distilling Co. (click here for address and info)
What makes this one unique is not the 16oz can of Brooklyn Lager (that just makes it awesome), but rather, the shooter of house Pink Gin, which is a blend of the distillery’s Dorothy Parker Gin, Campari, and angostura bitters, all dispensed from an antique still sitting on the bar.
THE ASS JUICE
Double Down Saloon (click here for address and info)
Bartenders won’t reveal what’s in this dive’s popular, scary-sounding shot, which is probably all for the better. Overcome the ick factor, hand over $4, and find out for yourself. One word of warning: don’t drink too many of these tropical-flavored shooters, as the one and only rule at this LES institution is, “You puke, you clean”.