A glass of wine sitting on top of a table

One of my favorite places to duck into in the cold New York weather is the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. With a handful of different eateries & cocktail bars, the Palace is the perfect place to find a hidden nook & cozy up with a delicious drink!

Trouble’s Trust is a fun little underground bar that boasts a variety of incredible cocktails and I can’t wait for you to try a few of them. Here are the recipes for two of my favorites, the Ruby Kiss & Match Point. Both completely different, these cocktails are simple to make and so yummy! Ruby Kiss is tart, vibrant and not as sweet as you’d think. Match Point is a rich, spiced, smoky whiskey drink with a major kick. Enjoy!


6-7 raspberries

¾ oz Simple Syrup

1 ½ oz Vodka

½ oz Peach Schnapps

1 oz Lemon Juice

Sparkling wine

3 raspberries skewered


1. In a shaker, add the simple syrup and raspberries and muddle.

2. Add ice, Vodka, Peach Schnapps & lemon juice and shake vigorously.

3. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with the raspberry skewer.



2 oz Bulleit Bourbon

¾ oz Amaro Nonino

½ oz Simple Syrup

3 dashes of orange bitters

Sprig of Thyme

Lemon Twist


1. Fill a rocks glass with ice.

2. Add the simple syrup & orange bitters to the glass.

3. Top with the bourbon and Amaro Nonino and stir slowly multiple times.

4. Garnish with the thyme & a lemon twist.