The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are well under way and while many of our nation’s best athletes compete for the gold, we have compiled our top three medalists for the best Olympics-inspired cocktail in New York City.
The Gold Torch
In celebration of the Winter Games, Moran’s Chelsea borrowed from an iconic Olympics symbol when they created The Golden Torch. The liquid gold cocktail is made up of brewed ginger tea mixed with bourbon and garnished with a rim of honey and brown sugar around the glass. Yum! But be sure to head over to Moran’s Chelsea to enjoy the games and The Gold Torch by Feb. 23, this specialty is only being offered during the Olympics.
The Sochi Gold
If you’re interested in going for the gold then perhaps the Sochi Gold cocktail served at The World Bar is just what you need. Consisting of Russian vodka, yellow peach and ginger puree, champagne, and a gold leaf and lemon wheel garnish, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser. This Olympics-inspired elixir is only available through the Olympics Closing Ceremony on Feb. 23 so be sure to bring a few friends and toast to the American athletes trying their all to bring home the gold for the U.S.
Olympic Cocktail Festival
The Winter Olympics may be a half a world away but that didn’t stop Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre, Taj Hotel from getting into the spirit with an entire menu dedicated to Olympics-themed cocktails. Each of their five cocktails are inspired by the colors of the Olympic rings and each one features a clever Winter Games name to boot. While you’re there watching your favorite Olympians compete, perhaps you’ll weigh in on which of these cocktails should win a gold medal. Two E Bar/Lounge is also hosting a Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony viewing party on Feb. 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Yellow Ring: Triple Salchow
Russian Standard Vodka, Limoncello, Spice Chai Tea, Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Steamed Milk & White Chocolate
Blue Ring: Luge
Garam Masala Infused Greenhook Ginsmith’s American Dry Gin, Felarnum, Simple Syrup, Blue Curacao & Champagne
Red Ring: Speed Skater
Russian Standard Vodka, Black Currant Clove Syrup, Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice & Hot Water
Green Ring: Alpine Skier
Midori, Ty Ku Junmai Saki, Brugal Especial Rum, Honey & Chamomile Tea
Black Ring: Bobsledder
Patron XO Cafe, Walnut Bitters, Lillet Rouge, Jagermeister Spice & Pumpkin Spice Foam