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Get These Limited-Edition Hotel Cocktails While They Can Still Be Got

August 29, 2013 at 10:17 AM | by | ()

We hate to keep going on about summer ending soon and all but, as if to prove our point, time’s running out on some of these fave seasonal cocktails. You better get ‘em while you can.

The bar downstairs at the Andaz 5th Avenue has some summery cocktails on offer until September 30. The two most popular are the Taken to Task, containing Aylesbury Duck vodka, lemon, Cochhi Americano, berries and orange bitters, and the Scarlet Rum Old-Fashioned, with Flor de Caña 7 year rum, Scarlet Ibis rum, Clear Creek Pear Liqueur and Angostura bitters. Mmm… boozy.

The Waldorf Astoria New York has U.S. Open fever and is offering a grand slam of a cocktail during the run of the matches in August and September. The Tennis Ball features the hotel’s Top of the Waldorf Honey produced by the six apiaries on the 20th floor along with Zubrowka Bison Grass vodka, Cocchi Americano, Midori melon liqueur and fresh lemon juice.

Two more "can't misses" below!

The Quill, the cocktail bar inside The Jefferson DC, a member of Preferred Boutique, crafts Zodiac Zinger cocktails based on the current sun sign and are specifically made to reflect the characteristics of that Zodiac sign.

Right now they have the Virgo available through September 22, made with bourbon, cognac, Triple Sec, lemon juice, simple syrup, and an orange twist for garnish. The cocktail was designed to appeal to a wide range of palates, perfect for those notoriously difficult-to-please Virgos. Virgos are supposed to be analytical, observant, helpful, reliable, and precise. The Quill says that “the bourbon provides the observant and helpful qualities of an elder with precise complexity and uncompromised flavor. The addition of cognac lets the Virgo reflect and analyze in a relaxed manner, and plan the next adventure that tomorrow brings.” All we know is that guests who come to The Quill on their birthday receive the Zodiac Zinger for free, so asking someone “What’s your sign?” takes on some real relevance here.

The head bartender of Lantern's Keep, the intimate cocktail salon situated in the lobby of The Iroquois Hotel in Manhattan’s Theater District, is a walking cocktail dictionary with upwards of 500 cocktails in his repertoire. Rene Hidalgo can convince any vodka-only drinkers to fall in love with a different spirit, particularly important since the bar doesn't serve vodka. The Rum Cherry Fix is available until the end of September but, just in case you can’t make it down in time, here’s the recipe so that you don’t miss out.

• 2 oz. white rum

• .75 oz. lemon juice

• .75 oz. simple syrup

• 2 fresh cherries

• 3 dashes Peychauds Bitters

• Absinthe rinse

Combine first five ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Muddle cherries. Shake without ice. Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe. Strain shaker contents into rocks glass over cracked ice. Garnish with a fresh cherry and lemon wheel and voila! You have your (cherry) fix for the day.

[Photos: Andaz 5th Avenue/Preferred Hotels & Resorts]

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