Precise mixology is the name of the game at one of the swankiest bars in New York, where you’re greeted by a fortune teller in a bona fide mystic’s alcove, while moustache-sporting barkeeps – each with years of training, most from legendary cocktail house Pravda – concoct drinks ranging from sweet to vicious, flirtatious to mind-numbing. Let’s start with the Ginger Smash, the house specialty, where muddled cranberries and ginger root get a sinful shake through Beefeater Wet gin and apple liqueur. It will make you consider dropping vodka forever. Then, there’s the Billionaire’s Cocktail, a smooth blend of Bakers bourbon, lemon juice, home-made grenadine, and absinthe bitters. These boys are big on the complexities of gin, and can use it in the most exciting of ways, so keep that factoid in mind when ordering. Other virtues: dreamy Deco décor, a seasonal outdoor patio, and a decent late-night menu that goes ’til 4am.