If you are looking to bar hop or take a spirited journey through Manhattan, there is no need to wander Park Avenue when you can sip it all behind the revolving doors at Waldorf Astoria New York.
If you are in the mood to booze, begin your ‘sip around’ at Sir Harry’s to imbibe some bubbly as part of the Laurent Perrier champagne pop-up. Next, make your way downstairs to La Chine for an authentic afternoon tea experience. Finally, walk across the hall to Bull & Bear for a nightcap from one of the finest whisky collections Manhattan has to offer.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, go drink pink at Sir Harry’s, where a portion of proceeds from purchases made at the Laurent-Perrier pop-up will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The classic cocktail bar will be clad in pink and be serving pink popcorn to get in the spirits.
Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rosé
One of the finest rosés, remarkably consistent.
The top notes are wild but also tender and fruity. A long, sharp finish
Price: $38 per glass
Price: $190 per bottle
Or Booze…Cleopatra Champagne Cocktail
.75 oz. Boulard ‘Grand Solage’ VSOP Calvados or Laird’s 7 ½ Old Apple Brandy
.25 oz. Benedictine
.25 oz. Grand Marnier
1 bar spoon (or 1/8 oz.) Campari
4 oz. Brut Champagne (Non-Vintage)
Add all ingredients except Champagne, to mixing glass. Add ice and stir briefly to integrate and chill. Strain into Champagne flute or coupe. Add the Champagne. Lemon peel twist to release oils on top of glass, then discard.
La Chine Afternoon Tea…
Waldorf Astoria New York cordially invites you to experience the debut of its newest culinary offering, La Chine’s “Afternoon Tea,” an elegant service of savory and sweet fare served alongside our expansive tea menu.
Thursday-Saturday, 12:00-3:00pm & Sundays 12:00pm-4:00pm. Imperial Tea, $88 per person and La Chine Tea, $68 per person
1 oz. Great King Street ‘Glasgow Blend’ Scotch Whisky
1 oz. Satoh Shochu
.5 oz. House-made Pear syrup
.5 oz. Lustau ‘Don Nino’ Oloroso Sherry
4 dashes house-made cocoa bitters (orange bitters infused with cocoa nibs for one week)
Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and shake quickly to integrate.
Strain into ceramic cup filled with crushed ice. Fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, for garnish.
Bull & Bear
Home to the legendary mahogany bar, cited by The New York Times as one of the world’s greatest, this luxury Manhattan restaurant has long played host to the city’s discerning diners and power elite.
Straight Up…The Balvenie Fifty, Cask 4570
Bull & Bear Steakhouse is the only establishment on the East Coast to serve as a home to this special bottle. If you are a spirits’ enthusiast and fancy paying a pretty penny ($3,500) for a dram, this rare whisky is for you
Or With a Twist…“WALDORF” OLD FASHIONED
Old-Fashioned (Mid-Twentieth-Century Variation)
2.5 oz. Elijah Craig Bourbon
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
1 demerara sugar cube
1 orange slice (thin half wheel)
1 brandied cherry
Add orange slice and one brandied cherry to old-fashioned (lowball) glass. Add sugar cube and bitters, then muddle to dissolve sugar.
Add whiskey and stir, making sure sugar is dissolved. Add large ice cubes and stir briefly to integrate. Orange wheel and brandied cherry “flag,” for garnish.
Price : $19.00