120208deathco2.jpgTrue, they didn't invite us to their New Year's Party (yet!), but embattled East Village cocktail warren Death & Company can use all the help they can get, so it'd be wrong to ignore their delicious-looking beverage menu simply out of spite. In fact, we're willing to overlook the slight if owner David Kaplan would kindly messenger over a Pete’s Word, their new cocktail made with Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Green Chartreuse, Fresh Lime Juice. Word indeed. Second only to the now members-only Milk and Honey, Death & Co. is the dark and inviting prohibition-era cocktail lounge you can actually get into, so let's hope the new year can bring a happy ending to Kaplan's ridiculous hassles with the local community board. [Cocktail Menu PDF, via Grub Street.]