It’s been a hot summer here in New York, and we’ve been enjoying all of the city’s best cultural events and spending afternoons in the activity-packed Bryant Park. And while we’ve been doing that, The Knickerbocker’s resident cocktail curator, Eben Klemm has been crafting the perfect summer cocktail to refresh us: the Butterfly Hunter. Klem’s “nod to a tiki drink,” it’s got rum, as well as some chartreuse and benedictine. He calls it a “gussied up” daiquiri-style cocktail that’s the “perfect hot weather” solution.
See below for the this perfect summer cocktail, which uses what Klemm calls “Butterfly Mix.”
Butterfly Hunter: How to Make a Daiquiri Summer Cocktail
Equal parts Orgeat, Green Chartreuse, and Benedictine
The refreshing Butterfly Hunter, perfect for a summer evening.
Butterfly Hunter Cocktail
2 ounces Bacardi Light
1/2 ounce Butterfly mix
1/2 ounce lime juice
Dash grapefruit juice
Ice, for shaking
Red orchid, for garnish
In a shaker, add the Bacardi, butterfly mix, lime juice, grapefruit juice and ice.
Shake 20 times.
Strain into a glass.
Garnish with a red orchid.
Enjoy the Butterfly Hunter at home, or have expert bartenders make it for you at St. Cloud Social, our rooftop bar with sweeping city views atop Times Square.