When steamy weather rolls in, nothing is as thirst-quenching as a tall cool glass of lemonade. These are the city’s most delightful citrus coolers. By Sherry Mazzocchi.
(image courtesy of Kitchenette Cafe)
1272 Amsterdam Ave. and
156 Chambers St.
Remember your first pink lemonade? Chefs Lisa Hall and Ann Nickinson recreate that wondrous moment by blending a mixture of lemon, water, sugar, pink and pure magic, served in a mason jar.
(photo: Sherry Mazzocchi)
Lexington Candy Shop
1226 Lexington Ave. at 83rd St.
It’s a well-known fact amongst New Yorkers that Lexington Candy Shop serves up some of the best milkshakes around. The truth is, however, that customers at this old-time New York establishment also get the best classic lemonade and lime rickeys in town. Freshly squeezed and not too tart or too sweet, it’s just right.
Ms. Dahlia’s Cafe Cucumber Lemonade
Ms. Dahlia's Cafe
449 Nostrand Ave.
Ms. Dahlia’s menu is filled with refreshing summertime beverages. Customers rave over the fresh-pressed pineapple lemonade. Their signature drink, cucumber lemonade, is sweet, tangy and refreshing.
(credit: The Smile)
26 Bond St.
and 22 Howard St.
The Smile’s chef Melia Marden knows the secret to great lemon drinks is adding a little green flavor. Stop into this trendy Tribeca bistro for their basil-infused lemonade.
(photo: S. Mazzocchi)
61 Lexington Ave. (btw. 25th and 26th St.)
This tiny little Vietnamese sandwich shop is well-known for delicious spicy sandwiches, but their lemonade packs a wallop, too. Their lime-jalapeno lemonade has a sweet, tart, pepper combination that keeps you coming back.
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200 5th Ave.
Interested in a lemon drink with a little more zing, or, as they say in Italia
? Try La Nostra Gazzosa
, a sparkling soda made with sfusato lemons from Amalfi and the healing waters of Lurisia. It’s practically a miracle in a bottle.
Vintry Wine & Whiskey
(credit: Vintry Wine & Whiskey)
57 Stone St.
New York, NY
For those looking for an extra kick, this swanky, candlelit cocktail bar in the Financial District boasts a mean glass of whiskey lemonade. Vinctry’s Lemonade is Evan Williams Sour Mash Bourbon, watermelon, lemon juice, simple syrup and Urban Moonshine Organic Citrus Bitters.