Cold libations and warm steamy days go hand in hand, so when deciding on your beverage of choice this summer, make it an epic one. We polled New York City’s best mixologists to find out what they're pouring (and drinking) this season, so consider one of these upgraded options next time you saunter up to the bar. Cheers!First Bloom by Micah Woods of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
"When summer hits most people want a cocktail that's light, sweet, and refreshing but still gets the job done. I created the First Bloom to do just that. It combines Material Vodka (a distillery whose goal is to support artists through its sales), St. Germain, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and a house-made lavender-thyme simple syrup.”
- 2 oz. Material Vodka
- 75 oz. Lemon Juice
- 75 oz. Lavender Mint Syrup
- 5 oz. St. Germain
- Combine vodka, lemon juice, lavender mint syrup and St. Germain in shaker with ice.
- Shake for 20 seconds.
- Strain into a coupe glass.
- Garnish with a cherry blossom sprig.