I'm really not sure how this one ended up on my list, but I finally caught the A train up to ROKC in Hamilton Heights to try out a few of their cocktails and ramen. I read somewhere that these were some of the best cocktails in the city. Oysters and ramen were a plus. Walked right by the place the first time. Small and very low key, tiny on the inside, but I was early enough to grab a seat at the bar.
Started off with the Smoke. Burbon, ancho reyes, cynar, house bitters. Had a great cinnamon taste to it.
Switched to the Beets. Reposado tequila, beets balsamic reduction, dill.
The seafood broth ramen was surprisingly good for a cocktail bar.
Bartender recommended that I try the Thai Tea to finish things off. Cachaca, Thai Tea, Condensed Milk, and absinthe. Part of it is served as a shot in an egg shell and birds nest. Wish I had gotten a better picture of this. Presentation of this drink was pretty nice.
There were plenty of other drinks that I wanted to try, from the ones that came out on fire, to the ones served in a conch shell, but after 3 drinks and some ramen, I was done.