Sit back, relax and raise your glass to these five fun summer sippers along the East Coast that will help keep you cool.
The Smugglers Barrel, Stowe Mountain Lodge
There’s plenty of fun in the sun to be had at Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont. After hiking, treetop trekking or even golf, there’s nothing more refreshing than sitting down for a Caribbean-inspired cocktail to finish off the day. The Smugglers Barrel fits the bill with two kinds of rum (Flor de Caña and Cruzan Black Strap), lime and pineapple juice, all served in a classically kitschy tiki mug.
Wit & Wisdom Crush, Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
Imagine sitting on the deck of the outdoor pool at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, overlooking the city’s historic harbor while the boats come and go, sipping the Wit & Wisdom Crush. Inspired by lead bartender Robert Garrison, this sparkling sip blends vodka, Campari, maple syrup and fresh OJ all topped with soda for the perfect amount of fizz.
Hawaiian Shaved Ice Cocktails, The Watergate Hotel
The iconic Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. recently opened its rooftop bar and lounge, Top of the Gate. The sophisticated, garden-inspired space offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Potomac River, the Pentagon and the Washington Monument — all best experienced with Hawaiian-shaved-ice-inspired cocktails like the sweet Silver Fox (pineapple, coconut and Baileys) or the tropical Tiger’s Blood (strawberry, watermelon, banana and limoncello).
Pop-Tails, Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
It can get hot in New York City, so be sure to cool off at Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC with the rooftop bar’s new signature Plunge Pops. Yes, frozen ice treats for adults, infused with booze in three flavors: coco rose, orange pinot gris and fruity sangria. They are best enjoyed at the hotel’s Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge, where you can double up on views of the city skyline and the Hudson River.
Tiger Punch, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Over in Atlantic City, beaches, boardwalks and carnival rides are what make summer memories. Grab a seat at Wolfgang Puck American Grille, inside Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and enjoy the signature seasonal drink, the Latin-Japanese-inspired Tiger Punch (Japanese whiskey, Licor 43, cilantro-jalapeño syrup and lime juice) after a day in the sun.