Summer is finally here, and it’s time to get as high as the sky! So head to SixtyFive (the new cocktail lounge at Rockefeller Center), the Press Lounge at Kimpton’s Ink48 Hotel, or Hyatt’s new Bar 54 — and enjoy some deliciously curated seasonal cocktails against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. EDGE spoke with some of the city’s best mixologists about their spring/summer cocktail menus, which feature the best locally sourced and artisanal spirits, fresh herbs and fruits, unexpected flowers, spices, and even mushrooms. Trends this summer include drinks mixed with locally sourced Greenhook Gin, herb infusions and flavored simple syrups, and milk-based cocktails. And put away the sparkling cava; this summer, it’s all about rosé.
So pony up and show yourself a good time with a great view. It will be one night of drinking you won’t forget!