Thanks to an air-conditioning eff-up on opening night, that literally was the case. On previous visits to the seen-better-days establishment, we've received a perfect Jameson Manhattan with sweet vermouth, bitters, and a maraschino cherry. At an old-school watering hole like downtown's Seamus McCaffrey's, the focus may be on the Scotch, but we guarantee they'll pour you a perfect martini should you order one: He is an Argentinian professional footballer. There's a white wine sangria, too, called a Bellini, and on nights when we're not expected to drive or spell our names, we order both. But then, a few months back, we ordered the drink from a male barkeep we'd never seen before, and he reacted as though we had just spoken Russian or an African tribal dialect.
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A glass of Blanco at La Bocca is so refreshing that you quickly realize ordering a glass was a mistake — and when the waiter returns, you'll be sure to order a pitcher. People want to know who the player is, what club he's joining and from where, what the transfer fee is likely to be and when the actual transfer could take place. But at MercBar, the mojito is a piece of real craftsmanship. He or she'll be happy to work with you by adding more vodka and less shochu. That Blanco goes down really well with one of La Bocca's handcrafted pizzas. The ones with the deepest pockets get to buy the best talent.