The weather’s really starting to heat up in NYC. With temps reaching into the upper 80s and low 90s — and expected to only get hotter as we head into summer — folks are clamoring to get out of the concrete jungle and onto the beach.
Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky to have a second home in Montauk or a timeshare in Nantucket. But for those who are stuck in the city during the sweltering heat, there is another option: the Lazy Point bar in Hudson Square.
Located on a sleepy stretch of Spring Street, Lazy Point is a place to escape — an urban beach house inspired by the sea. With its anchor decorations, picnic-style seating, and preppy mix of reds, blues, and whites, the bar’s a not-so-subtle nod to the East End of the Hamptons. Pair that with a menu of fish tacos and fresh oysters, and you’ve got yourself an oasis in Manhattan.
We recommend stopping by Lazy Point if you’re ever in NYC, but we’ve got you covered if you can’t make it there. The following cocktails are two of the most popular on their menu, and you can easily make them at home when you feel the need to get away.
Beets By Dre
Gin, beet juice, rosemary simple syrup, lime juice
We know what you’re thinking: Beet juice in a cocktail? Just trust us on this one. When mixed with the herbal flavors of rosemary and gin, plus the tanginess of lime, you’ve got an expertly balanced cocktail that packs a nutritional punch. See recipe
Vodka, St. Germain, lemon juice, simple syrup, strawberries, Champagne
If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, The Volstead is the cocktail for you. Vodka, St. Germain, strawberries, and Champagne come together for a drink that’s floral, festive, and bright. See recipe
All photos courtesy of the Lazy Point