Cool Down With The 5 Best Summer Cocktails In NYC

Ashley Falzone
Ashley is your semi-above-average 20 something living in Astoria who lives and breathes NYC life. She goes about her days looking forward to all the food she will consume. She also loves referencing Kanye West quotes in her articles whenever applicable.

Summertime and the living is easy. Work slows down, summer Fridays are in full effect, and alcohol is flowing daily. (If you don’t get summer Fridays, I feel sorry for you). A solid cocktail is a must as we sweat through the NYC summer heat (and sewage). So kick up your feet, relax, and drink to your non-existent summer bod with the best of the best below.


The Mastercassis Theatre – $16

Where to get it: Kobrick Coffee Company

A truly refreshing masterpiece, this drink will help you reign in summer with sophistication. A combination of Cassis Noir, London dry gin, Pavan Liqueur, lime juice, muddled cucumber and mint.

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Mexican Summer #2 – $15

Where to get it: Mother of Pearl

Get your island flair on at this great summer joint. Perfect for the sweltering summer heat, this cocktail will keep you feeling good all day with tequila, watermelon sugar, cucumber, lime and smoked paprika.

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The Frozen Zombie – $9

Where to get it: Zombie Hut

Getting wasted in a pretend tiki hut as if you’re in a faraway land has never been so summer chic. This rum heavy concoction is the house special, and includes 3 kinds of rum, pineapple, orange juice Grenadine, and something special in your first sip (if you guessed a shot, you’re correct).

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Blackberries and Smoke – $15

Where to get it: White Oak Oyster Bar & Cocktail Lounge     

This drink will perfectly compliment your summer seafood with its rich, fruity flavors. You’ll get all your hipster pals jealous with this mix of kappa pisco, laphroiaig, blackberries, lemon juice, and pomegranate juice. (I had never before heard of the first two items so you know if must be fancy!)

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Double-R Reprise – $13

Where to get it: The Garret East

Tiki shows up once again for your summer wish list without being tacky as shown from the high class items served. Included in this getup are scotch, tepache, bierbrand, velvet falernom, lime, egg white, and nutmeg. Get yo summer on.