Cocktails galore here at Manhattan Digest, as we keep bringing you some of the tastiest recipes from some of the top locations across New York City and this great country. Cocktail season is truly in effect with the warmer weather here, so now is a good time to impress your friends and family with your cocktail-making skills and these fantastic recipes! Buy the ingredients, prepare, sit back and enjoy.
Cantaloupe Martini from Jade Bar at Scottsdale’s fan favorite Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Ariz.)
- 1.5 oz. Titos Vodka
- 2 oz. Watermelon liqueur
- Splash Orange juice (fresh)
- Splash Lime juice (fresh)
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cantaloupe ball.
Planter’s Punch from The Newes from America Pub at the historic Kelley House (Martha’s Vineyard)
- 1.5 oz. Light rum
- 1 oz. Dark rum
- 1 oz. Pineapple juice
- 1 oz. Orange juice
- 0.5 oz. Grenadine
- Floater Dark rum
Shake the first five ingredients together with ice. Strain into a large glass filled with ice and top with a dark rum floater, a cherry, and an orange slice.
Red’s Good Time from Red’s Restaurant & Lounge at the Cape Cod favorite, Sea Crest Beach Hotel
- 1.5 oz. Absolut Citron
- 0.75 oz. Guava puree
- Splash Sprite
- Splash Club soda
Pour ingredients over ice in a 10 ounce highball glass. Stir and fill up with Sprite and Club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Polished Apple from KANU Lounge at the illustrious mountain hideaway, The Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, NY)
- 2 oz. Bison grass vodka
- 0.5 oz. Apple ice wine
- Dash Angostura bitters
- 0.25 oz. Lime juice
Shake with ice and double strain. Garnish with an edible spring flower.