With temperatures this week predicted to reach near 70 degrees here in Boston, it’s going to be hard not to feel spring fever. Just like the ever-changing seasons in New England, our flavor palates are now seeking lighter fare. To celebrate, we have rounded up some of the best cocktails you must try this spring. Here’s a look at the hautest five.
1 The HawthorneThe Hawthorne
The Hawthorne has introduced a collection of sweet swizzles just in time for the spring weather predicted this week, including the seasonal Sundowner Swizzle, a “beach bum’s remix” of remixed rum, Galliano, lemon and orange. This haute spot located inside the Hotel Commonwealth is about as serious as it gets when it comes to creative cocktails infusing their own liquors and offering hard-to-find brews by the bottle.
500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02210
2 Empire Restaurant & LoungeEmpire Restaurant & Lounge
Over in the Seaport District, gather up a bunch of your friends and head over to Empire Restaurant & Lounge to sip on the Big Kahuna, a massive fruity concoction served in a watermelon. This refreshing cocktail is designed for four or more of your closest friends, who love the sweet combination of watermelon juice mixed with Grey Goose punch. There is no better way to kick off the season's longer days and warmer nights.
1 Marina Park Drive Boston, MA 02210
3 Stoddard’s Fine Food & AleStoddard's Fine Food & Ale
When it comes to finding the city’s best Moscow Mule, Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale does it better than anyone. Their signature cocktail is made with Russian Standard vodka and Barritt’s ginger beer combined with ice and served with a slice of lime in a copper mug. If you can’t get to Russia this springtime, this haute spot located near Downtown Crossing is the next best thing to the real deal.
48 Temple Place Boston, MA 02111
4 Carrie Nation Cocktail ClubCarrie Nation Cocktail Club
Change up your cocktail routine at this Beacon Hill haute spot where seasonal drinks include a barrel-aged cocktail aged in an oak barrel. We love the H.H. Holmes made with Altos Plata tequila, Mescal Vida, cherry herring, grapefruit bitters and maraschino syrup. Another one of our fruity favorites is the Arethusa made with a combination of Real McCoy Rum, house infused chai, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, orange bitters, and rose spray.
11 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108
Drink is one of the hautest spots for a cocktail in the Fort Point Channel. There are no drink menus here; it's all left to the mixologists' creativity to serve you up something unique and creative. Simply tell these professionals what your favorite drink is, i.e. sweet and fruity or savory and strong, and they will create your own personal cocktail based on your flavor profiles.
348 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210