WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Summer means long weekends and alfresco meals, so why not enjoy them with a breezy, refreshing cocktail?
We've rounded up a few served in Westchester County, but feel free to add your own favorites in our comments area below.
Sashito! bartaco, Port Chester: Like watermelon? Then you'll enjoy this cocktail which features the chopped fruit along with simple syrup, Campari, Combier, lemon juice and three dashes of Angostura. Sip Summer: 1 Willett Ave., (914) 937-8226.
Tea Time, Village Social, Mount Kisco: Who needs iced tea when you can go for something a bit more exotic? Cool down with this concoction, made with Catskill Honey Rye, Jasmine tea, and agave. Sip Summer: 251 Main St., (914) 241-6260.
River Sunrise, Forty North, Hastings: Toast the gorgeous view with a refreshing cocktail that gives a nod to the Hudson. It's made with vodka, prosecco, and a splash of cranberry juice. Sip Summer: 100 River St., (914) 274-8655.
Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail, NoMa Social, New Rochelle: Get a burst of blueberries and the adult version of lemonade with this luscious libation which is made of vodka, blueberries, ginger syrup, a splash of soda and Triple Sec. Sip Summer: 1 Radisson Plaza, (914) 576-4141.
The Spice of Life, 12 Grapes, Peekskill: Looking for something with a kick? Bartender Amber DeFede marinates jalapeños in pineapple juice to soften the flavor, yet still offer enough juice (pardon the pun). The cocktail also includes tequila, fresh lime juice and Triple Sec. Sip Summer: 12 N Division St., (914) 737-6624.
Eat a Peach, 121 Restaurant, North Salem: Enjoy a taste of summer with this fruity sparkler made with Jack Daniels, homemade iced tea and peaches. Sip Summer: 2 Dingle Ridge Rd., (914) 669-0121.
White Cosmo, Elements, White Plains: The rooftop deck here makes any cocktail appealing but we particularly like this twist on the classic cosmopolitan made with Triple Sec, Ciroc vodka, white cranberry juice, lime juice and fresh cranberries. Sip Summer: 161 Mamaroneck Ave., (914) 358-4930.
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