We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the onset of spring than with a light, refreshing cocktail crafted with herbs, fruits and fresh blooms that captures the unmistakable flavors and fragrances of the season. Whether you’re adding spring pea or making your beverage fragrant with fresh lavender, adding a spritz of fresh lemon or hints of thyme and basil, there are more than a few ways to update your cocktail of choice and give it a springtime spin.
To help you pick the perfect drink for your spring trip to New York City, we dropped by a few of our favorite bars at The Knickerbocker, including Charlie Palmer at The Knick and the rooftop bar, St. Cloud, to see what you should look for in a perfect, seasonal cocktail. Here’s what we’re ordering now.
Bright, crisp flavors including lemon, grapefruit, and orange make this gin and yellow chartreuse a sensational way to wake you up out of your winter slumber. Find it at Charlie Palmer at The Knick.
Pretty in Pink
Conjure the colors and essence of spring with this cachaça cocktail that gets its rosy disposition from fresh rhubarb jam. With a splash of lime juice and simple syrup, you’ll be well on your way to summer after a glass (or two).
This vibrant new cocktail combines peach-flavored vodka with lemon juice, honey, thyme, orange liqueur and a squeeze of fresh mandarin. Even on a gray, drizzly day, you’ll feel more than ready for spring while sipping this drink at St. Cloud.
Sipping our homemade raspberry cordial mixed with lemon juice, prosecco, St. Germain and vodka is like taking a walk through Central Park in early spring. We suggest you do both.
Imagine fields of wild blueberries and newly sprouting herbs when you sip this cocktail at Charlie at The Knick, an invigorating blend of blueberry and basil syrup, rum, lemon juice, and bitters.
Want to keep it simple? Now is the perfect time to order a glass of your favorite rose or a clean, crisp white wine (try the Sancerre from the Loire Valley at Charlie Palmer).
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