Where to Drink for National Lemonade Day on August 20
August 20th marks National Lemonade Day, and the perfect excuse to quench on America’s favorite summer drink. To celebrate the holiday, we’ve rounded up five restaurants for New Yorkers looking for a new boozy way to drink lemonade to break the heat and savor summer’s end:
For a Fragrant Lemonade
- Brooklyn Lantern (77 Box St.): Those adventuring within the gorgeous Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn will come across the Brooklyn Lantern inside The Box House Hotel, a colorful restaurant that echoes the style of its artistic neighborhood. Those who enjoy French and flowery twists to classic drinks will enjoy the bar’s Whore Shoes and Hand Grenades lemon cocktail, made with fresh lemon juice, lavender syrup, Violette, Triple Sec, and gin. For the holiday, the restaurant will also offer a basil lemonade with freshly squeezed lemon juice and hints of basil for $5.
For Lemonade Martinis
- Duet Restaurant (37 Barrow St.): Guests may head over to this West Village hot spot for its Lemon Basil Martini, made with fresh lemon juice, lemoncello, lime, gin and fresh basil. Made to be drank al fresco, enjoying the views of the vibrant neighborhood.
- Haven Rooftop (132 W 47th St.): Guests will find the best views of the Manhattan Skyline at this sunny rooftop restaurant in the heart of the Theater District. Its Eclipse lemon martini will be the perfect refreshment while soaking up the views, as it is made with fresh lemon juice, pineapple juice, New Amsterdam gin and Triple Sec.
For Spicy Lemonade
- Reserve Cut (40 Broad St.): Considered as New York’s largest kosher steak house located in the Financial District, guests will find a spiced-up lemonade alternative with the cocktail bar’s Te Caliente. This lemon drink is made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, jalapeno-infused Tequila, thyme-infused syrup, and ginger. The restaurant will also offerspiked lemonade “picnic coolers.”
For a Boozy, Berry-Filled Lemonade
- Tender Steak & Sushi (132 W 47th St.): Located inside the beautiful Sanctuary Hotel, this Asian-fusion steakhouse offers a fresh twist to the boozy lemonade with The Blues. The drink is made with fresh lemon juice mixed with lime, muddled blueberries, agave, and New Amsterdam gin.
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