Credit to: The Kelley House

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.

Credit to: Jade Bar
Credit to: Jade Bar

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.

Credit to: The Kelley House
Credit to: The Kelley House

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.

Credit to: Red's Restaurant & Lounge
Credit to: Red’s Restaurant & Lounge

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.

Credit to: KANU Lounge
Credit to: KANU Lounge

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.