Last night, we were lucky to join Thrillist at their Martini Week kick-off party at Hudson Terrace.
Martini Week is an epic 18-day long celebration of martinis running from March 14th through the 31st, where you can enjoy amazing cocktails at these locations.
Bartenders from these select bars stirred up cocktails to sample. After spending the entire night tasting all of the different cocktails (and then re-trying them again, just to be sure), we were able to cash in our Thrillist chip and vote for our favorite concoction.
My personal favorite cocktail of the night was the “New Raj” from The Stand, a refreshing mix of Bombay Sapphire gin with mint and cucumbers.
Grey Goose poured freely the entire night. The Gansevoort Park Rooftop and Asellina both used the Goose in their “Darlene Bubbles” and “Speranza” cocktails with muddled strawberries. STK Downtown used Grey Goose Cherry Noir in their “Rediscovered Cherry Cosmo,” where as Decoy Bar (below RedFarm) and Manhattan Proper used Grey Goose La Poire in the smooth, fresh cocktails.
One of the most interesting cocktails of the night came from former Thrillist Editor Nicholas Bennett and his “Thrillist Man Martini.” In case you’re curious how a martini could take on a masculine personification, it’s made with Grey Goose, apple wood smoked bacon-infused vermouth, and cinnamon foam.
David Burke Bloomingdale’s was crowned the winner of the night with their “Not Your Mother’s Cosmo,” a delicious blend of Grey Goose, cranberry grape juice, lime, simple syrup, and a bacon fig garnish. They also had a cake pop tree, definitely a crowd pleaser. Congrats to the David Burke Bloomingdale’s team!
Be sure to check out Thrillist’s Martini Map and build your own itinerary for #MartiniWeekNY!
Photos by Kimberly Mufferi
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