Daiquiris aren’t just for drinking while sunning poolside in Cabo. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel to the Caribbean to get your hands on one of these delicious, thirst-quenching tropical drinks made from white rum, simple syrup and a tart lime. Just head over to one of these five New York City bars.
261 Moore St.,
Brooklyn, NY 11206
With summer just a few weeks away, Roberta’s backyard tiki bar is the perfect place to hang out to get away from the sweltering heat. Their drink specials change regularly, with favorites like the “Hemingway” daiquiri. If you have a sweet tooth, Roberta’s offers a variety of baked goods along with their Italian-based menu.
91 South 6th St.,
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Loosie Rouge is a New Orleans-themed piano bar located in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Experience handmade cocktails created by Experimental Cocktail Club’s Nico de Soto, including the unusual plantain daiquiri made with rum, lime, roasted plantains and green tea. Loosie Rouge also hosts live events, like Mr. Piano Man, every Monday from 9 p.m. to midnight.
The Rum House
228 West 47th St.,
New York, NY 10036
Widely recognized as one of the best cocktail bars in New York City, The Rum House doesn’t disappoint. As far as daiquiris go, The Rum House offers a “have it your way option” giving patrons the choice between two daiquiri classics. Choose between a bittersweet, daiquiri made with Caña Brava rum and their sweeter “Plantation Pineapple” variation. If dark rum is more your style, there’s also a spicier dark rum option available in addition to the ever-so-popular “Hemingway.”
49 W 44th St.,
New York, NY 100036
The Lantern’s Keep is stowed away in Bryant Park’s Iroquois Hotel. Serving an elegant list of cocktails and other unique concoctions by a team of skilled mixologists, The Lantern’s Keep is a hidden treasure. The “Freshman” daiquiri, an all-around favorite among cocktail connoisseurs, consists of white rum and fresh lime juice with Velvet Falernum (a sweet Caribbean syrup) and a hint of Orgeat, an intoxicating blend of sugar, almond, orange blossom, and rosewater. This daiquiri is served shaken Bermuda-style with two fresh orange slices and garnished with a lime wheel.
225 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
Pouring Ribbons is a laid-back ‘70s-inspired lounge featuring a unique menu of original cocktails organized into four categories: spirituous, refreshing, comforting and adventurous. The daiquiris are made in the same easy-going fashion that the bar upholds — using rum, simple syrup and fresh lime juice. If you’re hungry, Pouring Ribbons also offers nibbles like their house nut mix and hummus.
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