The weather is finally warm enough allowing us to spend some quality time outdoors, including dining at one of the best outdoor dining spaces in Manhattan, La Bottega at The Maritime Hotel. Celebrating 10 years of satisfying the palettes of New Yorkers, their lush outdoor patio provides the perfect space to dine and enjoy a refreshing drink like the Afternoon Cruiser, Summer Sunburst and The Porch Swing.
And no worries….if you don’t live in NYC, La Bottega has graciously provided the recipe for The Porch Swing, a cocktail sure to impress your friends. Bottoms up!
The Porch Swing
1.5 oz. bulleit bourbon
10 mint leaves
1 oz. ginger simple syrup (to make in-house: heat sugar and water in a saucepan with shaved ginger chunks until sugar dissolves; let cool and strain)
1 oz. lemon juice
Shake all ingredients well and pour over ice in a highball or large rocks glass.
La Bottega provides a perfect space for an evening out!
|Of course, one should never be partial to a little day drinking either!|