3 NYC SIGNATURE COCKTAILS YOU CAN MIX ANYWHERE
We admit craving the ambiance and hype of NYC nightlife is as strong as its signature must-trys at some of its iconic bars and lounges.
If still apprehensive about travel and confined indoors anywhere in the world, you can now mix up one of these festive cocktails from three of our favorite New York lounges: Ralph Lauren’s Polo Bar, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel, and Chelsea’s Jungle Bird at the comfort of your home.
1-THE POLO BAR OLD-FASHIONED
1 dash Wormwood bitters 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 3 dashes Angostura bitters 2 tsp. demerara syrup 2½ oz. Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old, Very Small Batch Bourbon Lemon and orange twist
Add bitters and syrup to a Ralph Lauren Garrett Double Old-Fashioned glass. Add ice. Add bourbon, and stir for 30 rotations. Garnish with lemon and orange twist.
2-BEMELMANS BAR MANHATTAN
2 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey 1 oz. Antica Formula vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with two brandied cherries.
3-JUNGLE BIRD’S NAMESAKE COCKTAIL
2 oz. Don Q Piña pineapple rum ¾ oz. Contratto Aperitif ¼ oz. Campari ¾ oz. fresh lime juice Add rum, Contratto, and Campari to a mixing glass with ice. Add the lime juice and mix with a barspoon. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.