Original East End Cocktail Recipes from Local Bartenders

The East End of Long Island is a unique place—an agro-maritime summer paradise and cultural haven—with no shortage of distinctive cocktails!

The region is known around the world for its award-winning wines and is quickly becoming a craft beer hotspot, but the area is also home to a plethora of pleasing, original cocktails that reflect the region’s chic, individual nature.

Whether you’re snowed in and dreaming of spring or you’re just looking to shake things up at your next social gathering, these original East End cocktails will have your taste buds doing somersaults until summertime.

North Fork

French Kiss
By Carolyn Iannone from Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck

2 oz. Prosecco
1 oz. Tanqueray Gin
Splash of lime juice, simple syrup and cranberry juice

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve in a champagne flute.

Riverhead

White Russian Martini for the Classy Dude
By Gianna Volpe (yes, I tend bar too!) from Tweed’s Restaurant and Buffalo Bar

4 oz. vodka
3 oz. Kahlúa
3 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with a half of Shoreham’s Rosie’s Country Baking Whoopie Pie, purchased at the Riverhead Indoor Farmers Market.

South Fork

Blue Cactus
By Blue Cactus Staff

Agave’s Tequila & Rum Bar in Westhampton Beach and Agave’s Blue Cactus in Hampton Bays

Muddle 6 blueberries, a couple small pieces of fresh-peeled ginger, a dash of fresh lime pulp and a teaspoon of sugar.
Add 1 and 3/4 oz. 100% blue agave tequila
3/4 oz. of high-end orange liqueur
1 oz. lime juice
A squirt of agave nectar

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into a specialty margarita glass with or without salt along its rim and garnish with a slice
of lime.

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