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
- 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
- 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
- 2 oz. Johnny Drum Bourbon
- 1 oz Sweet Tea
- ¾ oz Honey syrup
- 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
- 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
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.