In celebration of World Cocktail Day, we’re sharing recipes for signature cocktails at some great NYC bars. Made with spirits from the Bacardi USA family of brands, you’ll find here the recipes for cocktails from Westlight, Kokomo, and August Laura.
Created by Rael Petit at Kokomo
This guava-heavy drink is a refreshing option on a warm day or paired with jerk chicken to cool down the spice.
- 1 ½ oz GREY GOOSE
- ½ oz ST~GERMAIN
- ½ oz simple syrup
- ¾ oz lime juice
- ¾ oz guava juice
Combine all ingredients and shake over ice. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Created by Samuel Willy at Westlight
El Tiempo is the ideal nightcap, perfect to drink by yourself, preferably with a few squares of dark chocolate.
- 2 oz BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
- ¾ oz tawny port
- ¼ oz BENEDICTINE
- ¼ oz honey syrup (1 part water, 1 part honey)
- 5 drops mole bitters
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Stir, strain, and serve in a rocks glass on a big rock of ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Bastante En Rosa
Created by Alyssa Sartor at August Laura
Inspired by a trip to the PATRÓN distillery and Guadalajara, this drink is perfect for sitting outside on a hot summer day.
- 1½ oz PATRÓN Silver
- 1½ oz watermelon juice
- ½ oz Lillet Rose
- 1 oz lime juice
- ¾ oz simple syrup
Add all ingredients except the prosecco to a shaker, shake, and strain into a Collins glass over ice. Top with prosecco and garnish with a watermelon slice dipped in chili salt.