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).
• 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