It’s no secret summer is hot in NYC. The best way to cool off while you’re in town is to kick back with a refreshing summer cocktail. Here are the NYC’s best summer cocktails right now.
Located just a few blocks west of the Duane Street Hotel, Grand Banks is a summertime staple for the thirsty sailor. Board the beautifully restored former cod fishing vessel, the Sherman Zwicker, where you’ll find one of NYC most boisterous floating bars. Get in the nautical spirit and order the Island Time cocktail—a breezy mixture of rum, coconut and lime.
Grand Banks. Hudson River Park, Pier 25, New York, NY. (212) 660-6312
Making a home on New York’s other river during the summer months is The Brooklyn Barge. Docking in Greenpoint . The barge houses a restaurant and bar with some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline you’ll find. The Eliot Spritzer not only gets and A+ for name creativity but also rings in summer in a way that only the combination of aperol, st. germain and prosecco can.
The Brooklyn Barge. 97 West St, Brooklyn, NY. (929) 337-7212
If you’re more into the vertical NYC bar scene then it’s time to take your talents to the sky high 230 Fifth rooftop bar in the Flatiron District. Gaze at the Empire State Building to the north along with the rest of the soaring Midtown skyline while you indulge in a few cold beverages. Your best bet? The jalapeno margarita. There’s something about that hot pepper kick that goes hand in hand with a warm summer day.
230 Fifth. 230 5th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 725-4300
If you’re looker for a more relaxing scene, head to Grey Lady in the Lower East Side. Tufted leather couches and a rustic-chic interior will greet you at this nautically themed establishment. Opt for The Seven Seas—a refreshing mix of spirits, kiwi, pineapple, cucumber and champagne. And did we mention the $1 happy hour oysters?
Grey Lady. 77 Delancey St, New York, NY. (646) 580-5239