You already know what to eat every week for the rest of winter in NYC, so it definitely can’t hurt to have an idea of what you should be drinking for the rest of winter, too, especially if that "idea" is actually a "Winter Drinking Challenge with booze tailor-made for every week from here to spring", which this totally is...
Is it possible to get through the holidays without downing some eggnog? And is it possible to down some eggnog without pouring brandy into it? No, and no. And while this sort of negates the "drink" part, you can also score it at Ample Hills pop-up at Gotham West Market in ice cream form, if you’re feeling unconventional. Oh, and pour some brandy on that, too.
December 28-January 3: Bloody Marys and Champagne
This is a twofer: start with one, then have the other. Or have them both at the same time. Either way, this is a BIG week for both of these drinks. A few options for you include some of the best Bloodys in the city or The Baroness in LIC where you can saber some Champagne.
January 4-10: Hot chocolate
Why yes, we did compile a checklist with some of the best in the city. Might be a good place to start?
January 11-17: Anything on a rooftop that's open year-round
We know, we know -- it’s the middle of winter and you’re not actually in New Orleans, but, you can fake it; just grab the nearest colada or daiquiri and house it. Any Tiki bar should have what you need, or head to Bourbon St or Brother Jimmy’s for a closer approximation.
Pretty soon it’ll be actually not freezing and you won’t want to sit by a fire enjoying many, many drinks. Right now though, it's still freezing. Toast things up at one of these. Fireplace crawl anyone?