The sleights of hand at team Alinea’s cocktail temple still delight: pH-altering alchemy changing a drink’s color with a breath, spice-filled ice infusing your beverage, tendrils of scented smoke escaping your cognac-filled beaker. And your bar snack might come from the back catalog of Alinea’s greatest hits.

Who’s there:Posh couples on date nights and avowed foodies
What to order:Bring Another Smurf ($24): butterfly pea flower, mezcal, finger lime, coconut