Get Drunk and Save the Environment, Courtesy of New York's Royalton Hotel

Earth Day celebrations continue with locally sourced cocktails
Courtesy of Royalton Hotel
Courtesy of Royalton Hotel

Get drunk for the environment? That's a cause we can get behind. New York City bartenders at the Royalton Hotel had the same idea in mind, and created a locally-sourced cocktail to keep the Earth Day awareness going.

After visiting the Union Square Farmers Market last week, the bartenders of Royalton's Fourty Four bar grabbed local and organic ingredients — like Berkshire Berries "Onion Jam" and Red Jacket Orchard’s Apricot Stomp — to create an Earth Day cocktail menu. Now, they're selling their environment-inspired drinks through the end of the month, with a portion of proceeds benefitting GrowNYC, a nonprofit dedicated to eco efforts in New York. 

Check out their recipe for the Tai Basil below, and stop by the bar to grab an Earth-friendly cocktail — it's never too late to support the environment (with booze). 

Tai Basil

• 2 ounces Denizen rum

• ½ ounce of Red Jacket Orchard’s Apricot Stomp

• 4 basil leaves

• ½ ounce orgeat syrup

• ½ ounce lime juice


1. Add apricot, basil, orgeat, and lime
2. Shake and double-strain into tiki glass
3. Add crushed ice

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