Category: Drinks

Dueling Cherries

By Seth Fera-Schanes We are expanding our summer drink menu with two different versions of cherry lemonade.  Both recipes are non-alcoholic, but if you wanted to add a little rum we won’t tell anyone.  Each recipe calls for fresh cherries which are in season right now.  These drinks […]


3 Summer Fruit Cocktails

By Seth Fera-Schanes The summer cocktail recipe list grows (by 3 fantastic new drinks this time.)  We were looking for ways to incorporate the freshest summer ingredients into one of summer’s longest standing traditions; drinking outside on a lazy weekend afternoon. The first recipe is a Watermelon Champagne […]

Backyard BBQ Meets Midtown Manhattan – Watermelon Cosmopolitan

The adage: ‘work hard, play hard’ applies to New York City’s millions of residents.  Long commutes and longer hours, the stress levels can get high.  To relax, some all these people frequent after work happy hours the after and cherish their weekends.  With that in mind and summer here in all its humid glory, we bring you the Watermelon Cosmo.  It is a country meets classy cocktail and comes fully equipped with watermelon ice cubes.  Enjoy.

Damrak Gin and Licor 43 Cocktail Recipe

This signature cocktail comes to us from Hanson Dry bar in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn.  With a minimal ingredient list and simple preparation this would be a great drink to make when friends stop by during the summer.  Serve with some tapas such as these Sauteed Spanish Pimientos de Padron or these Pickled Garlic Scapes with Green Olives and Prosciutto.

Rock You Like A Murricane Cocktail

By Seth Fera-Schanes This delicious summer cocktail recipe comes to us from The Anchor bar in the SoHo neighborhood of NYC.  Originally made for actor Bill Murray, The Murricane has been featured on The Refined Chef and included in The Guardian’s 60th birthday tribute to the famous actor. […]

Fourth of July Cocktail Recipe

By Seth Fera-Schanes A summer drink sporting the colors of the American Flag and perfect for an Independence Day party with friends.  With a mixture of coconut rum and vodka (see full recipe below) this is one crowd pleasing libation.If you are looking for some festive food options […]

Summer Passion Fruit Martini

By Seth Fera-Schanes Featuring fresh passion fruit puree, lime juice, vodka and Chambord this is one martini you will want to make at your next summer party.  See full ingredient list and directions below. We will continue to bring you refreshing cocktail recipes throughout the summer.  This one […]

Greenwood Shandy Cocktail Recipe

By Seth Fera-Schanes The third drink in our summer cocktail series; The Greenwood Shandy.  This citrus infused drink came to us from Greenwood Park Bar in Brooklyn.  On a hot day, what can be better than a mixture of grapefruit hefeweizen, grapefruit vodka and grapefruit juice (ensuring you […]

5th Avenue Bars

By Denise Oliveira As the temperature finally rises in New York, so does our desire to be outdoors with a cold drink. Most likely, your apartment didn’t come with a huge patio where you can entertain your friends, so your best bet is a neighborhood bar with outdoor […]