March 30, 2022
In honor of March Madness, the HSBID ran a “Parched Madness” bracket with drinks from local favorites in the neighborhood. Our Instagram followers voted on their favorite drinks from March 20 – 26. Here we’ll go through the complete list of drinks–so even if your favorite didn’t win, you can still find out where and when to get it.
First Place – Watermelon Weekender by Westville
Our first place drink is a summer-inspired pink cocktail made with vodka, elderflower, watermelon, and topped with lemon and mint sprig. Perfect for warm weather or anyone who wishes they were in warm weather. Westville serves eclectic & traditional American eats in a casual environment.
Get it in person at 333 Hudson Street.
Second Place – Put the Lime in the Coconut by Fats Duvall’s Rhum Cafe
Our second place winner is poolside treat served straight from a coconut. Made with mount gay eclipse rum, navy strength rum, coconut rhum agricole, sherry, coconut and lime. Fats Duvall’s Rhum Café is a tropical cocktail bar specializing in rum. They offer balanced cocktails and a specialized rum list.
Get it in person at 286 Spring Street.
Third Place – Traffic Jam by Houston Hall
Our third place winner is turns traffic into something delicious. Made with Patron Silver Tequila, Patron Citronage Liqueur, Blood Orange Liqueur and Fresh Lime. Houston Hall is a beer hall serving up craft beers and custom cocktails.
Get it in person at 222 West Houston Street.
Fourth Place – the Bees Knee’s by Linden’s NYC
Our fourth place winner is a floral take on a classic gin drink. Made with the botanist gin, apple, apricot, linden tree honey and lemon. Linden’s is a modern American restaurant that celebrates the flavors of all seasons.
Get it in person at 2 Renwick Street.
Full list of drinks:
Toasted S’mores (Adoro Lei) Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua. Godiva Liquor. Chocolate Gram Cracker rim & Toasted Marshmallow
Dante the Poet (Coco Pazzo) R. M. Rose bourbon, peach liqueur and muddle mint. Served with an orange twist
Ricky Rossa (Altro Paradiso) Greenhook gin, Cappelletti, blood orange, lime soda
Bee’s Knees (Linden’s) the botanist gin, apple, apricot, linden tree honey, lemon
Carnaval (Fats Duvall’s) yerba mate infused leblon cachaça, vodka, kiwi, cucumber, jicama, pineapple
Watermelon Weekender (Westville) vodka, elderflower, watermelon, lemon, mint sprig
Bird of Paradise (Local & Vine) Strawberry Infused Aperol, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Giffard Banane de Brasil
Dark n’ Stormy (Ear Inn) Gosling’s dark rum & ginger beer, lime twist
Tom Collins (Kana Tapas) Mix with Gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup with ice, top up with soda water, garnish
Rosemary Spiced Margarita (Linden’s) del maguey vida mezcal, habanero, grapefruit, rosemary, agave, lime
The Gold Rush (Ear Inn) Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, Elijah Craig bourbon, fresh lemon juice
Lantern (Local & Vine) Turmeric-Infused Dorothy Parker American Dry Gin, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Ginger Syrup, Orange Bitters, Crystallized Ginger Garnish
Traffic Jam (Houston Hall) Patron Silver Tequila, Patron Citronage Liqueur, Blood Orange Liqueur and Fresh Lime
Calabrian Daisy (Altro Paradiso) Greenhook gin, Cappelletti, blood orange, lime soda
Put the Lime in the Coconut (Fats Duvall’s) mount gay eclipse rum, navy strength rum, coconut rhum agricole, sherry, coconut, lime
The Apple of my Spice (Adoro Lei) Tequila, Homemade Cilantro Jalapeno Juice, Fresh Pressed Lime, Tajin Rim