Warm Weather Indulgences of the Alcoholic Kind
LAS VEGAS (MainStreet) -- Fruity. Smoky. Barrel-aged. Do these adjectives evoke thoughts of cocktails?
They will now, as mixologists across the country tap their creative juices to whet appetites with some mouthwatering spirits during this warm-weather season. TravelsinTaste has sought out the fruity and fabulous to have on your cocktail radar for when the moment strikes you.
More From TravelsinTaste
|CUT: A Cut Above the Rest|
|SHO Shaun Hergatt: The Financial District Finally Gets Fine Dining Right|
|New York's Best Seafood, Courtesy of New York's Best Chef: James Beard Award Winner Eric Ripert|
A hidden fruity gem lies in New York City's The Surrey. That's where you'll find the Thaijito, a cocktail featuring rum, fresh lemon, mint, Thai chili and lemongrass. Also on the Upper East Side, you'll be able to savor The Saigon Crush, an abstract concoction (and, made with passion fruit seeds and mandarin vodka, one with a deceivingly smooth demeanor) of fruit and liquor served at executive chef Cornelius Gallagher's Dragonfly. JBird mixologist Marshall Altier, meanwhile, has focused on this year's rum trend with his Daisy de Obeah, made up of Denizen rum, lime juice, cane syrup and Velvet Falernum.In Chelsea, mixologist Jenny Castillo playfully combines fruit and herbs in her Apricot Sage at Cafeteria, with fresh sage leaves, lemon juice, vodka, apricot puree and simple syrup. Salinas' general manager, Lauren Carroll celebrates her chef, Luis Bollo, with the Matador combining Mescal, Passion Fruit Puree, fresh sour mix, chili simple syrup and celery puree. "The matador was inspired by Chef. We like to joke that chef is the matador in the kitchen dealing with all the bulls but at the end of the day he's very easy to get along with. The matador cocktail is one of a kind but very easy to drink for guests who love margaritas and mezcal," Carroll explains.
|The rum-based Daisy de Obeah cocktail is served at JBird on New York's Upper East Side.|
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV