Best Cocktails At: XVI Rooftop Bar, Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

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.

This week we’ve got XVI at Hilton Garden Inn Times Square. Previously, we've bar hopped at: The Maritime, The James Hotel, Hilton New York Fashion District, and The Standard Hotel.

Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York

Drink #1: Airmail

Airmail at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Airmail at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York

Ingredients

  • Rum, XVI uses: Denizen Rum
  • Honey
  • Lime

To make Add ice and shake and strain into Champagne glass Top with Sparkling wine

Drink #2: Brooklynite

Brooklynite at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Brooklynite at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York

Ingredients:

  • Aged Jamaican Rum, XVI uses: Appleton Reserve
  • Honey lime cordial
  • Dash bitters

To make Add ice, shake, strain into martini glass Garnish with a lime wheel on rim

Drink #3: Colibri Royale

Colibri Royale at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Colibri Royale at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York

Ingredients:

  • Blanco Tequila, XVI uses: El Jimador Blanco
  • St. Germain
  • Grapefruit juice

To make Add ice, shake, strain Top with sparkling wine into collins glass Granish with a grapefruit half-wheel

Drink #4: Ivy Fizz

Ivy Fizz at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Ivy Fizz at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York

Ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Lime cordial
  • 5-6 mint leaves

To make Add ice, shake, strain into collins glass Top with soda Garnish with a mint sprig

Drink #5: New York Sour

New York Sour at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
New York Sour at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York

Ingredients:

  • Bourbon, XVI uses: Old Forester Bourbon
  • Lemon cordial

To make Add ice, shake and strain into martini glass Garnish with a red wine float

Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
Scene at XVI at Hilton Garden Inn, New York
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