Black Tot rum is popping at St Regis Bar this August, and bar manager Mario la Pietra crafted two summer sippers ($158 per glass) for you to enjoy. Black Tot is a multi-layered rum crafted from a blend of spirits from Barbados, Guyana, and Jamaica. Taste its complexity in the refreshing Corn' n Oil cocktail (mixed with Amaro Bastaldo, Intorcia Almond Wine, Mr Three & Bros Ginger Falernum, Japanese brown rice green tea Genmaicha, garnished with toasted baby corn), La Pietra's version of the Caribbean classic cocktail that doesn't really contain corn and oil, but it is named so because of the dark rum that resembles a dark oil floating on top of the cocktail mix. For a spirited take, enjoy El Estadista (mixed with Amaro Montenegro, Dry Curaçao, a blend of Mancino vermouths, and a special homemade tomato and passion fruit infusion), St Regis' homage to the classic Cuban drink El Presidente which is usually made with light rum, orange curacao, dry vermouth, and grenadine.
Hot and rainy summer is here, and if you're feeling a little hotheaded, one of the best ways to stay cool is to unwind with an ice-cold drink. And with bars now operating past midnight, there are more options to hit up for late-night boozy drinks in the city. From new bar openings, pop-ups, and seasonal summer menus, here's a list of spots to check out this season.
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