What to Drink at Golden Cadillac, a Seventies-Themed Bar on the Lower East Side

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Black Mamba with rye, green Chartreuse, and Pommeau de Normandie. Photo: Melissa Hom

There's a swinging new bar on First Avenue serving throwback drinks like the Buttery Nipple, Miami Vice, and Hot Grasshopper. This isn't just a shtick, though: Cocktail Kingdom owner Greg Boehm and award-winning bartender Giuseppe Gonzalez (an alum of Clover Club and PKNY) are behind Golden Cadillac, so you can expect high-quality booze. Plus: Chef Miguel Trinidad, of Jeepney and Maharlika, will cook up a menu of classic New York dishes inspired by vintage issues of Gourmet magazine, like shrimp louie, knish fondue, and a deep-fried Monte Cristo sandwich. Take a look at the cocktails, the menu, and the space, straight ahead.

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Sauternes Cobbler, with Sauternes, fresh fruit, and blue cheese.Photo: Melissa Hom


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"English Style" Long Island with gin, tequila, rum, vodka, tonic syrup, and Mexican coke.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Golden Cadillac 2014, with Galliano, créme de cacao, cream, and orange bitters.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Benton's Old Fashioned with fat-washed bourbon, maple syrup, and bitters.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Interior designer Jeannette Kaczorowski paid homage to the Lenox Lounge and Odessa Cafe, two recently closed New York landmarks. Photo: Melissa Hom


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The bathroom walls are filled with vintage Playboy covers, of course.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Golden Cadillac, 13 First Ave., (646) 924-8153