Beat the heat this summer with a few great cocktail recipes from top New York and Hamptons restaurants. These easy sips will make you a star bartender.
Bobby’s Bellini (From Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, NYC)
2 ounces blood orange puree
1 ounce Limoncello
5 ounces prosecco
1 twist of lemon
Combine blood orange puree and Limoncello in champagne flute. Tip the glass and slowly add prosecco. Squeeze lemon and garnish.
South Fork (From Sotto Sopra, Amagansett, NY)
2 sprigs of mint
2 cucumber slices
2 lime slices
1 dash simple syrup
4 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
2 ice cubes
1 dash fresh orange juice
In a shaker, muddle mint,cucumber and lime together with simple syrup. Add whiskey and ice to shaker. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Top with orange juice and garnish with cucumber slice.
Pomegranate White Cosmopolitan (From Ivy Bar & Grill, NYC)
2 ounces Tito’s vodka
1 1/2 ounces white cranberry juice
1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
1 squeeze fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce pomegranate juice
3 ice cubes
1 lime wedge
Combine vodka, white cranberry juice, Elderflower liqueur, fresh lime juice and ice cubes in shaker. Shake well. Strain, pour into a martini glass and top with pomegranate juice. The pomegranate juice will sit at the bottom of the glass creating a two-tiered effect. Garnish with lime wedge.