With springtime in full swing, I think it might be a good time to address the practice of daytime drinking. And while I suppose any season is an appropriate time of year to drink during the day—though, frankly, I happen to be partial to winter—springtime seems particularly suited for those languorous and lovely afternoons that turn into evenings that turn into ohmygodyou'veclosedthebar, you total lush, kind of nights.
This can be one of the best ways to pass the days, though you do need to be careful not to let it happen too often. Daytime drinking is special precisely because it is a luxury—a respite from the tedium of your regular schedule. But everyone needs to escape once in awhile, even if it's just to the bottom of some spectacular drink like the Green-Go from Tooker Alley. The Green-Go is a blend of tequila, lime, tomatillo, and verjus and is a refreshing riff on a Bloody Mary. And while Tooker Alley doesn't open until 5 pm, I had to include this drink on the list, because both the drink and the bar are just that good. Besides, day drinking is all about bending the rules, isn't it? I like to think so anyway.