We are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in cocktails both in and out of New York City! Lucky for all of our readers, we have found some pretty delicious cocktail recipes from iconic locations like the Waldorf Astoria, Foragers Market and many more across our country! We even have a bonus recipe from Blue Ice Vodka to savor and enjoy. Take a look at what we think is the best of the best in recipes and be sure to make some for yourself this coming weekend!
Florida Gin and Tonic at Hilton Orlando’s Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops, Orlando, Florida
Combining St. Augustine Gin, tonic syrup, grapefruit bitters and key lime soda water, this libation provides a Floridian fresh twist on a beloved classic cocktail.
Leaves of Grass at Waldorf Astoria New York, New York City
To create this cocktail with exclusively local ingredients, Frank Caiafa, the Waldorf Astoria New York’s master mixologist, uses house-made honey syrup from the hotel’s 20th floor beehives for a twist on the “Bee’s Knees”– even garnished with a blade of bison grass from the hotel’s rooftop garden.
KBBK Elixir at Foragers Table, Brooklyn, New York
Foragers Table infuses a splash of locally-made Brooklyn Kombucha into the KBBK Elixir cocktail alongside fire cider, lemon, honey and rye whiskey – a great addition to brunch or even a nightcap cold remedy.
Aurora Inn Dining Room at The Inns of Aurora, Aurora, NY
Lucky Luxardo: This light, refreshing cocktail transports imbibers directly to the tranquil Finger Lakes region. The star of the show is Glenora Sparkling Brut (made on the shores of Seneca Lake), along with Luxardo Maraschino liquor, cranberry juice and lime.
The Nauti Mermaid at The Westin Cape Coral Resort, Cape Coral, FL
Sundowner Shot: In true Floridian fashion, this shot infuses citrus flavors of lime and orange with sour mix and orange vodka. As the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, this local favorite is complimentary to guests at the dockside bar.
Tamarind Paloma at The Westin La Paloma, Tucson, Arizona
A mix of tequila, jumex tamarind nectar, lime, grapefruit and habanero- one sip of this cocktail transports guests straight to the desserts of Tucson.
Here is a bonus recipe from our friends at Blue Ice Vodka!
Spicy Grapefruit Cocktail from Blue Ice Vodka–
2 oz Blue Ice Vodka
4-6 Serrano Chili Peppers
½ cup Pink Grapefruit & ½ oz Simple Syrup
In a shaker, muddle 4-6 slices of Serrano Chili Pepper, fresh squeezed Pink Grapefruit juice and simple syrup. Next, add ice and Blue Ice Vodka. Shake well and pour over ice, or you can strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit and throw in a few extra slices of Serrano Chili Pepper for an extra kick.