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If you’re single in New York, there’s a good chance you’re constantly reminded that the ratio of women to men favors the latter.
Unless you go to The Flatiron Room, a new music lounge and cocktail bar with more than 500 types of whiskey.
To celebrate its soft opening, we asked bartender Nick Patton (two words: British accent) to share a few of his favorite drink recipes. He gave us a tried-and-true Gold Rush (above, great to make in big batches should you be partying or tailgating) and the bar’s knock-you-over 1920s cocktail.
Both are dangerously easy and satisfying, whether you fancy yourself a whiskey drinker or not (though one visit to Flatiron and you will be).
Just remember a little liquid courage goes a long way.
The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (212-725-3860 or theflatironroom.com).
Blind dating. Speed dating. Online dating. You’ve tried everything in your shameless quest to find the perfect man.
So you’ll totally relate to When in Rome. The new film stars Kristen Bell as an ambitious, relationship-challenged New Yorker who takes a whirlwind trip to Rome. There she defiantly steals coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of the men who threw them in.
Her new suitors include a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnett), and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, she’ll have to determine if it’s the work of the coins or the real thing.
Which is still easier than online dating.
When in Rome opens this Friday. Check local listings for showtimes.