Located in midtown Manhattan, WestHouse Hotel New York has been noticed for its distinct “house away from home” concept and Art Deco-inspired design. Constantly appearing on the travel industry’s most coveted list, WestHouse is making happy hour a priority with the brand new The Cocktail Club.
The Cocktail Club is located in the living room-like lobby area, and boosts all the comforts of a friend’s upscale Hamptons house. Every Wednesday, enjoy live music alongside a specialty cocktail of the month from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
Mixologist Jason Bodoy (Apotheke, Pulqueria, Demi Monde, The James New York-SoHo) whips up delightful cocktails, all inspired by music and made with seasonal ingredients and high-quality liquors. The cocktails curations are balanced, refreshing and innovative spins on classics.
Playing weekly is the jazzy Josh Davis Trio, helmed by Davis, who has toured worldwide and played at Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, Symphony Space and The Knitting Factory.
Monthly Cocktail features include:
April: Hymn for the Weekend
Made with St. Germain, gin, champagne, and fresh grapefruit peels that have been torched to extract bitter citrus notes to pair with the juniper flavors from the gin. It’s not too strong, not too sweet, and topped off with a little bit of bubbly and elderflower – the perfect hymn for the weekend.
May: No Rest for the Wicked
A wicked twist on a classic mint julep, Makers Mark 46 is added to the classic cocktail and complemented by the tart and earthy undertones of fresh muddled blackberries and sage. Bold and complex, but without the bitterness typical of longer-aged whiskeys, this is a cocktail designed for the daredevils and wild-hearts of life.
June: Heart in the Clouds
While a traditional Aperol Spritz is made with Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water, Bodoy’s take puts a New York twist on Italy’s most popular summer apéritif. Replacing prosecco with rosé champagne and finished with orange rose water, rosemary, and apple, it’s a perfectly sweet and citrus flavor that compliments the fruity bubbles and slightly bitter Aperol. It’s vibrant, light, and refreshing fizz creates a perfect summer melody.
For more information: westhousehotelnewyork.com.
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