Officially, memorial day weekend is the first day of summer in NYC. And perhaps, much of the northern hemisphere at that. However, in the midst of our Monsoony May, this hot day is probably more than welcome by my fellow city dwellers.
And a hot day as such, at the start of a long weekend - will have people springing for summer cocktails. Frozen-mango-mojitos and other longform names sprinkled with pink umbrellas and loopy straws will certainly come out of hiding across the boroughs.
But what about the beer?
There are plenty of new summer beer developments to cherish this long weekend! Sixpoint cans, Seasonal Summer Ales, new beer gardens, oh my! BUT I encourage you to get experimental. You may have seen my recent post about Micheladas. Well, the NYT also put up this lovely article to let us know what other kind of beer cocktails are out there in the mix. Refreshing, and lovely looking. What more could we want?
And although this may seem like a very novel and new thing to New York, it is common practice in other parts of the globe. Micheladas in Mexico, Shandies in the UK, Or 1664 with Grenadine in France (don’t knock until you’ve tried it!) have all been served for ages. My advice to you this long weekend, is to try a beer cocktail if you’ve never had one - or better yet get experimental and mix your own! And please do let me know how it goes.
Click photo for NYTimes piece. Thanks to JL for sharing this article with me.