It’s Been A Long Week: Ray Poblano

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make yourself a glass or two, on us — you deserve it.


West Village’s Upright is one of our favorite bars lately a bit on the DL but equally as yummy on the mixology side. Settle down for a summer rum cocktail or ask the bartenders to whip up anything else on tap or handmade. Perfect for a cozy little date or a catchup with friends, you truly won’t regret this Hudson St. bar. To convince you further, we’ve got the recipe for a Ray Polano for you (you’re welcome!):




  •  1.5 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. Ancho Verde
  • .75 oz. honey syrup
  • .75 oz. lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Upright cocktail Ray Poblano




  • Shake all ingredients together and serve tall over crushed ice
  • Top with Angostura bitters
  • Garnish with a fresh mint sprig