Hot days like today call for cold drinks. In our last issue of Edible Manhattan, Jessie Cacciola took us on a tour of Finger Lakes Distilling–one of New York state’s first small-batch spirits startups, which produces handcrafted whiskeys, floral vodkas and fruity liqueurs made from crops grown in the Empire state. Her story featured a recipe for an all local cocktail called the Local Berry Rosado, which is served at Nick and Toni’s in Manhattan. What better way to beat the heat and gear up for Eat Drink Local Week?
LOCAL BERRY ROSADO
The all local cocktail, from Nick & Toni’s, 100 W. 67th Street
2 small strawberries or 8 raspberries
2 oz Finger Lakes Vintner’s Vodka (click here to find out where to buy it in NYC)
1 oz Wölffer Rose
1 Lemon wedge
0.25 oz Agave
Muddle berries and lemon wedge in a small metal shaker, add ice, vodka, rose, agave and shake vigorously, strain into specialty glass, add ice, top with soda and berry for garnish.