Halfway hidden in the basement of Genuine Superette in on the Little Italy is Genuine Liquorette, an old-school and kitschy counterpoint to the modern craft cocktail movement.
This hidden spot is the ideal place to begin your night or to head after a low key dinner for a night cap. Though they have a variety of cocktails on the menu, go for the Instagramable Cha-Chunkers.
These cute little drinks feature nips upside-down in cans of soda and other mixers. They’re are cute, affordable a just under $11 and they come in a nice variety of classic concoctions like Bloody Marys and Mojitos. After sampling a wide variety, I’d recommend the Paloma, which has tequila in a can of grapefruit flavored San Pellegrino soda, or the Mojito which has some mint flavor and sweetness added in, and topped off with a spring of mint.
If you’re not feeling fancy, you can also purchase any of the liquor lining the walls, from top shelf to very budget options (some come on plastic bottles… beware) by the gram. This allows you to go for a shot or a mixed drink. Plus the bottles lining the walls make for some A+ wallpaper inspiration.