The saying might be eat your colors, but drinking them is so much more fun! With Spring weather on the way we’re craving fruity, colorful cocktails. Here’s a roundup from all over the city to check out in the coming weeks!
1. The Eleven at Bagatelle
Celebrate Bagatelle’s 11th anniversary with a color changing, ombré cocktail featuring a miniature bottle of Möet and a Blue Butterfly Tea Flower ice cube. The cocktail is made with Cîroc apple, lemon juice, and simple syrup then garnished with an edible pink orchid from Thailand. The interactive cocktail changes from blue to purple to pink as you sip it due to an interaction between the vodka, simple syrup, and champagne mixing with the dissolving ice cube.
2. Matcha Martini at Sugar Momma
When Hole in the Wall turns to Sugar Momma at night, they keep some of the breakfast flavors on the menu with this Matcha Martini. The combination of white rum, matcha, coconut cream, and honey is garnished with a brûléed banana and a coconut rim.
3. Sojo Spritz at Zuma New York
Nothing goes better with modern Japanese cuisine than a refreshing cocktail. Made with Prosecco, strawberry, and basil-infused Aperol, the Sojo Spritz is a springtime rendition of your typical Aperol Spritz. This rose-colored, fruity libation is finished off with a garnish of strawberry and a sprig of basil.
4. LBT Margarita at The Little Beet Table
The Little Beet Table’s signature margarita is a veggie-centric version of the classic drink, made with tequila (or mezcal), fresh carrot juice, cayenne, lime, and ancho chili salt. The drink is vibrantly orange from the nutrient-dense carrot juice, which balances the spicy punch from cayenne and ancho chili salt in this cocktail. Eating your veggies is so last year, get ready to drink them!
5. Message in a Bottle at The Water Tower at The Williamsburg Hotel
Blue foods aren’t just for kids anymore! Message in a Bottle, created by beverage director Rael Petit, is a vibrant blue drink made with Bacardi 4 year, clarified milk punch, Chinese cinnamon cordial, lemon, and Blue Majik pineapple juice (made with algae), which gives the cocktail its bright hue. The drink is garnished with a tropical flower, playing off of the island vibes found in this eclectic spin on a rum punch.
6. Thank Me Tomorrow at Bell Book & Candle
Thank Me Tomorrow is perfect for the moody drinker who wants to deny Spring’s arrival. The drink combines vodka, lemon juice, coconut syrup, and charcoal for a tropical tasting yet literally dark and stormy cocktail.
7. Aperol Seltzer Slushie at The Springs
How do you upgrade a drink that’s already beloved? Make it a slushy! Greenpoint bar, lounge, and patio The Springs is inspired by the retro of vibes of Palm Springs in the 1950’s. The indoor/outdoor space has upgraded the Aperol spritz by turning the combination of Aperol, sparkling wine, sparkling water, and orange into a frozen treat.