COCKTAILS WITH A VIEW

By Simona Catalano

Summer is finally here and you know what that means. We will be spending our days looking for the best patios to sip refreshing cocktails and spirits. Lucky for you, I am here to tell you that A) I have stumbled upon arguably one of the best patio views I’ve seen in a while and B) found signature cocktails to enjoy with this view. Argo tea is known widely in New York City and Chicago from their cafes. To honor national ice tea month they teamed up with bar mixologist Anthony Malone at City Pier A to create tea cocktails from their bottled tea. Flavors of bottled tea range from Thai teappuccino to hibiscus apple. All ten-tea flavors were sent to the commissioner bar where the cutthroat process of elimination took place. The most enjoyed three were chosen and we couldn’t be more impressed. At the launch of these colorful tea cocktails last night one stole the show rather quickly, selling out within the first hour. Fan favorite- ‘Porching’ is a rye based drink with Argo’s Carolina honey tea. Garnished with fresh mint this drink was a party for our taste buds. ‘Amaro Sbagliato’ has a bitter yet crisp finish, but the lemon garnish balances it out. You’d be surprised how the flavors compliment each other. Last but certainly not least ‘T-funk’; if you are looking to forward to the tropics this is your drink. Pineapple and ginger make for a bright yellow cocktail that is sure to get the party started. City Pier A overlooks the Hudson River; it is a tranquil and breathtaking view. We understand why they chose it. Kick off summer in the city the right way, if you are staying in the city for the fourth of July this is a promising option. The cocktails are available until July 10 only at Pier A.     

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