Credit to: Alsa Energy

With the warmer weather finally approaching us in New York City (minus the annoying snow storm we are supposed to have this weekend.  Mother Nature you are totally confusing), many of us are looking forward to the beautiful months ahead with friends and family.  Many of those days and nights will hopefully be planned outside, and what better to celebrate with than a delicious cocktail?  We at Manhattan Digest have found some delicious recipes from some of the top locations across the country for you to make and enjoy.  Take a look at some of the ones we love.

Credit to: Renaissance Montreal
Credit to: Renaissance Montreal

East Cocktail at the Renaissance Montreal, Canada’s hottest new hotel as of Jan. 2016

  • 1.5 oz.                  Hennessy V.S.
  • 1.5 oz.                  Sake
  • 1 oz.                     Lime juice
  • 1 oz.                     Lemongrass syrup
  • 1 oz.                     Pomegranate juice
  • 0.5 oz.                  Egg white

Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Filter the drink with a cocktail strainer into an Old Fashioned glass, already filled with ice.

Credit to: Harbor View Hotel
Credit to: Harbor View Hotel

Painted House Margarita from Henry’s Bar at the 125-year-old Harbor View Hotel (Martha’s Vineyard)

·        2 oz.                     Silver Tequila

·        1 oz.                     Triple sec

·        2 oz.                     Pomegranate juice

·        1 oz.                     Homemade sour mix (Mix two cups of simple syrup to one cup of lemon juice,one cup of lime juice, and 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice for an ample batch).

Combine tequila, triple sec, sour mix and pomegranate juice over ice in a pint glass and shake back and forth into a metal shaker. Rim the pint glass with salt, pour contents from shaker into the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Credit to: Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
Credit to: Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Sage Blueberry Collins from 3800 Ocean at the beachfront all-suite enclave, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa(Fla.)

1 oz.                     Plymouth Gin

0.5 oz.                  Pavan Cognac

0.5 oz.                  Lemon juice

0.5 oz.                  Agave nectar

Splash                   Soda water

2                           Fresh sage leaves

10                          Blueberries

Muddle sage, blueberries, lemon juice and agave to a paste. Pack with ice and add gin and cognac before shaking well. Add a splash of soda water and double strain over fresh ice. Garnish with sage leaves and a blueberry skewer.

Credit to: Alsa Energy
Credit to: Alsa Energy

Raspberry Dragon Fruit Mock Mojito from Älsa Energy

(Makes 2)

Raspberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup                    Fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries
  • 0.25 cup               Honey
  • 0.5 cup                 Filtered water

In a saucepan, combine the raspberries, honey and water. Cook over medium heat until honey dissolves and raspberries soften. Remove saucepan from heat and allow mixture to steep, covered, for at least 20 minutes. Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer, pressing on solids to extract all liquid. Let cool and chill in the fridge until needed.


1 packet               Älsa Dragon Fruit

4 oz.                     Filtered water

8-10                      Mint leaves

2-4                        Lime slices

3 oz.                     Fresh lime juice

3 oz.                     Raspberry simple syrup

Crushed ice

6 oz.                     Sparkling water

Mix one packet of Älsa Dragon Fruit powder into 4 oz. of water until dissolved. Set aside. Divide mint leaves and lime slices in the bottom of two tall glasses and muddle to release flavors. Add lime juice, raspberry simple syrup, and the pre-mixed dragon fruit into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well and pour into glasses. Top each glass with 3 oz. of sparkling water and garnish with raspberries and mint leaves, if desired.