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.
DRINK #1: African QueenAfrican Queen
- 2 oz Starr African Rum
- 1 oz strawberry puree
- 3 mint leaves torn
- 2 limes squeezed
Shake and serve in large rocks glass and garnish with lime and mint.
DRINK #2: Peach FuzzPeach Fuzz
- 1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka
- 1.5 oz peach syrup
- Juice of half a lemon
- Splash of peach vodka
- Peach chunks
Shake ingredients together and serve in a highball glass. Garnish with mint and dollop of peach puree.
DRINK #3: Caliente CabanaCaliente Cabana
- 1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco
- 1 oz Solerno Blood Orange liqueur
- 1.5 oz Guava Juice
Mix together and serve in a rocks glass rimmed with cayenne and salt, piece of lime.
DRINK #4: Afternoon CruiserAfternoon Cruiser
- 1.5 oz Absolut Sweet Tea
- 1 oz lemonade
- Splash of raspberry liqueur
Shake ingredients together and serve in a highball glass, garnish with lemon.
DRINK #5: Orange FemmeOrange Femme
- 1.5 oz Ketel One Oranje
- 0.75 oz St. Germain
- 1 oz Guava Juice
- Squeeze fresh lime
Shake and serve in a rocks glass garnished with a slice of fresh orange.
DRINK #6: Wake Me Up Sailor!Wake Me Up Sailor!
- 1 oz Baileys
- 2 oz iced coffee
- 1 oz Bulleit Bourbon
Shake well and serve in a highball glass, garnish with cocoa powder ala cappuccino.