It’s the middle of May, beautiful outside and the weekend is just hours away. If your impending after-hour plans don’t include a libation or two, it may be time to ponder your life choices (SoulCycle can wait ’till morning guys). But what to drink now that Pauillacs finally feel heavy and Boulevardiers too wintry? In the spirit of springtime vibes, happy hour and (our personal favorite) al fresco dining, we’ve rounded up a few of the city’s best spring drinks and where to enjoy them. Your Friday just got Friday-ed.


1. Santina: View from Positano with Gin, Cracked Black Pepper and Strawberry. Garnished with Lemon.
*Recommended by CITIPHILE


2. The Mark: Yuzu Drop with Ketel One Vodka, Yuzu, Lemongrass and Cointreau.
*Recommended by Kate Davidson Hudson, Amanda Ross, Brett Heyman, Michelle Smith, Reed Krakoff and Yael Sonia


3. The Happiest Hour: Link Ray with Jalapeño Tequila, Lime, Celery and Suze; Garnished with a Celery Stalk and Cracked Black Pepper.
*Recommended by Gia Ghezzi and Karla Martinez


4. Acme: Sloe Smoked with Mina Real, Plymouth Gin, Sloe, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit Bitters, Agave and Egg White.
*Recommended by Hannah Bronfman, Claire Distenfeld, Brooke German, Julie Henderson, Alicia Rountree, Sylvie Millstein, Erica Domesek, Haya Maraka and Devon Windsor


5. The Nomad: Joyride with Weissebier, Aperol, Lemon, Jalapeño, Agave, Cucumber and Watermelon Rind.
*Recommended by Britt Maren, Flora Gill and Alexa Adams


6. Happy Ending: Round Midnite with Altos Tequila Blanco, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, House-made Agave Triple Sec, Mango, Pink Peppercorn and Sriracha.
*Recommended by Pamela Hanson


7. Maison Premiere: Peacock Throne with Creole Bitters, Orgeat, Suze, Malort, Capeletti, Lime, Lime Cordial and Perry’s Tot.
*Recommended by Amy Smilovic, Chelsea Leyland and Britt Maren


8. Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle: The Johansson with Tanqueray Gin, Fresh Lime Juice, Rosemary, Ginger and Prosecco.
*Recommended by Danielle Snyder, Laura Brown, Mary Kate Steinmiller, Roopal Patel, Dennis Basso, Kate Davidson Hudson, Jay Godfrey, Anna Sui, Amanda Ross, Karla Martinez, Julie Ann Orsini, Jenné Lombardo, Brett Heyman, Michelle Smith, Reed Krakoff, Marc Beckman, Haya Maraka, Chris Benz and Valerie Boster


9. Porchlight: Storm’s Brewin’ with Smith and Cross, Appleton VX, Lemon, Passion Fruit, Grenadine, Allspice Dram and Angostura Bitters. Garnished with Lemon, Orange and Demerara Rum.
*Recommended by CITIPHILE



10-11. Wallflower: Stockholm Syndrome (by Alex Skärlén and Thor Bergquist of ECC London) with Linie Aquavit, Cumin & Dill Infused Rey Vodka, Lemon, Salt & Pepper, Peychaud’s Bitters and Cracked Black Pepper.
Sho Sho with Linie Aquavit, Gutierrez Colosia Oloroso Sherry, Lime, Carrot, Ginger and Virgil’s Root Beer.

*Recommended by CITIPHILE


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