Best NYC Cocktails at: The James Hotel

by Hilary on July 27, 2011

Cold summertime cocktails. So hot right now. We’re visiting the best, trendiest hotel bars to find you the tastiest summer cocktails in NYC. Not only have we got the photos, we’ve got the recipes — directly from the bartenders — so you can make them at home. Grab your martini glass and hit the deck, you’re having a cocktail party.

First up, Jimmy at The James, New York.

DRINK #1: The Cartel

The Cartel, Jimmy at The James, New York

The Cartel, Jimmy at The James, New York

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz Herradura Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz  Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • 2 oz Pineapple JUICE
  • ½ Honey Syrup
  • 4 dash Peruvian Bitters

To make
Build in tin, shake with ice, strain into rocks glass, garnish with pineapple wedge.

DRINK #2: Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant, Jimmy at The James, New York

Pink Elephant, Jimmy at The James, New York

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
  • 1 oz Luxardo Ameretto
  • ½ oz Morlacco Cherry Liq
  • 1 bar spoon of Pomegranate molasses
  • 3 oz Coconut Milk(unsweetened).
  • 1/4 Lime Juice

To make
Build in tin, shake with ice, strain into coup. No garnish.

DRINK #3: Southern Gentleman

Southern Gentleman, Jimmy at The James, New York

Southern Gentleman, Jimmy at The James, New York

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Johnny Drum Bourbon
  • 1 oz Sweet Tea
  • ¾ oz Honey syrup
  • Mint
  • Grilled Frozen Lemon Halves
  • 2 dash Orange Bitters

To make
Chill rocks glass, in glass shaker muddle 6-7 mint leaves, build cocktail and stir with ice, fine strain into the chilled rocks glass, and garnish with two frozen grilled lemons and mint bouquet.

DRINK #4: Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight, Jimmy at The James, New York

Afternoon Delight, Jimmy at The James, New York

Ingredients

  • 1 oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 3/4oz ZU Bison Grass Vodka
  • 2 oz Rose Wine
  • Splash of grapefruit

To make
Build in wine glass, stir with ice, add a splash of soda, and garnish with a mint sprig.

DRINK #5: Chanel No. 9

Chanel No. 9, Jimmy at The James, New York

Chanel No. 9, Jimmy at The James, New York

Ingredients
A blend of 9 different floral and botanical liqueurs delicately blended with champagne and “strawberry pearls”.

To make
While Chanel No. 9 is so coveted that we were told the recipe and ingredients had to be kept secret, let us just tell you — it tastes as beautiful as it looks.

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