Summer Cocktails: Lemon's Lib
Lemonade is growing in popularity in cocktails; here are a few that use infused liquors, fresh citrus, or Instagram-worthy lemon garnishes.The Tall Blonde: Hotel Giraffe in NYC offers guests a sweet and tangy signature cocktail to highlight the summer opening of their Rooftop Garden. The Tall Blonde is a flavorful citrus-lemonade made with vodka, fresh lemon juice, Cointreau, Cocchi Americano, and soda water. Queen Bee: Located off the coast of Puerto Rico, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island features a ‘Queen Bee’ cocktail infused with 10 Cane rum, freshly squeezed lemon juice, honey syrup, and Torre Oria for a subtly sweet, zesty island concoction. Texas Lemonade: At Righteous Foods in Fort Worth, Texas, try a Western-style sour chiller, a detoxifying mix of grilled lavender, and sweet lemonade served over ice. Blueberry Lemon Drop: Hand-shaken with Stoli Blueberi Vodka, DeKuyper Triple Sec, house-made lemon sour, and fresh blueberries, Sullivan’s Steakhouse Austin’s Blueberry Lemon Drop offers guests a creative twist on this classic fruit-forward libation. Michigan Lemonade: At the JW Marriott Grand Rapids and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, try the Golden Sun Lemonade, a combination Patron Citronage tequila, Lemoncello, simple syrup, 5 basil leaves and a splash of: lemon, lime and grapefruit juice. Gin & Lemonade: On a sunny day in South Florida, try the lemony Bathtub Gin at the Hilton West Palm Beach. The combination of gin, fresh lemon, elderflower, rosemary, and cucumber will refresh your senses for a day in the shade. Lemongrass Drop: The Living Room Bar at W South Beach brings in the summer season with a fresh, citrusy concoction of American Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, pineapple juice, lemongrass syrup, and fresh mint. Avion Rouge: Baoli Miami celebrates summer with their signature Avion Rouge. Featuring Avion Silver Tequila and Aperol with a touch of pink grapefruit and fresh lemon juice, the cocktail is topped off with club soda, served on the rocks with a fresh twist of lemon. Pisco Sour: The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s Contigo Latin Kitchen offers the Pisco Sour. One of the new restaurant’s classic Latin cocktails, the libation is a combination of pisco, angostura bitters, egg white, and fresh lemon juice. Cider Martini: The Bar at LvL 25 at Conrad Miami offers guests a sweet and spicy cocktail to kick off summer at the 25th floor bar overlooking Biscayne Bay. The Cider Martini is made with Absolut Vanilla, Calvados apple brandy, fresh lemon, and housemade spiced cider. Lemon Italian Ice: 720 South Bar & Grill at the Hilton Chicago’s adult version of the classic summer treat features Ketel One vodka, lemoncino, lemon bitters, simple syrup, and absinthe rinse — a citrusy, nostalgic take on the old favorite. Courtesan Gertie’s Cobbler: Inspired by the legendary Storyville madams of the red light district, Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s the piano bar Public Belt serves up a lemon dessert-inspired cocktail featuring Belvedere Intense Vodka, maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon, and Luxardo cherries. Florida Dream: At Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek’s signature La Luce restaurant, the Florida Dream to pays homage to The Sunshine State which a refreshing blend of Siesta Key Rum Infused with tangelo and vanilla fennel, local citrus, and lemon. Spicy Cranberry Lemonade: Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino’s Spicy Cranberry Lemonade cocktail utilizes Aruba’s signature papaya hot sauce (made right on the island!) to turn up the heat on this sweet and tangy concoction made of gin, cranberry juice, fresh squeezed lemon, diced cucumber, and pomegranate syrup. Blue Island Lemonade: Beyonce fans can pay homage to Lemonade, Blue Ivy, and NYC while sipping the tropical Blue Island Lemonade aboard the Spirit of New York. The refreshing concoction features Absolut Rasberri, Vodka Blue Curacao Liqueur, and fresh squeezed lemons, along with a cruise and a view of iconic landmarks such as Beyonce and JayZ's TriBeCa loft, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and One World Trade.