Blueberry Caipirinha

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 9, 2015

Blueberry Caipirinha

If you’ve never been to Brazil, one place to sample the country’s fun and relaxed culture is on West 46th Street off 6th Avenue in New York, a block known as Little Brazil. Brazilian culture thrives on the street, especially during the World Cup, when soccer fans throng to the restaurants to feast on feijoda and drink caipirinhas. I add an American slant to the traditional drink with the addition of blueberries, a native fruit that thrives in the cool climates of America’s northern states.

Blueberry Caipirinha

Strivers Rowers

By David Powell | April 8, 2014

(Photo by David Powell)
(Photo by David Powell)

(Photo by David Powell)

The name of this drink comes from Striver’s Row, two blocks of townhouses on 138th and 139th streets between 7th and 8th avenues. The two-block stretch is well known throughout Harlem and used to house Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.

The Strivers Rowers is one of Red Rooster Harlem’s new spring cocktails. It’s whiskey-based and complex, but still light enough to enjoy on the patio at brunch.

Uptown Sour Cocktail Recipe

By | May 12, 2013

Uptown Sour

A traditional New York sour can and should be enjoyed year round. Traditionally made with whiskey, citrus, simple syrup, bitters and a red wine floater, our version at Red Rooster has the perfect uptown twist that we’re known for…if you can’t make it into the restaurant to sip on one yourself, here’s a version you can try at home.

Here are more cocktail recipes for you to enjoy at home

The La Louisiane Recipe

By Ashley Beck | February 15, 2013

photo by: Kenn Wilson

Cocktail making is much more like baking than cooking, measurements must be precise, and things must be done in the correct order and manner to receive the best results each time.


In the spirit of Mardi Gras, and since nobody wants a good party to end, I thought I’d choose a cocktail that originates in New Orleans, and happens to be one of my favorite winter libations. I discovered it my senior year at NYU when I took Beverages 101, where tasting wine and cocktails at 9:30 in the morning was a requirement. We had a guest bartender come in and teach us the proper techniques in creating a cocktail. Then he showed us the La Louisiane, a long lost New Orleans treasure that’s sophisticated flavors gave me a whole new appreciation for cocktail making. Read More

Tom Douglas Basil Kamikaze Cocktail

By | July 13, 2012


Seattle Restaurateur Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas is a man on fire (figuratively) in the world of cooking–he won the coveted James Beard Award this year for Best Restauranteur, battled (and defeated) culinary giants on Iron Chef America and has a plethora of restaurants in Seattle that draw loyal patrons from all across the country.

We excitedly anticipate Marcus’ arrival for his Yes, Chef stop in the Emerald City as he prepares to join Tom for a special guest chef dinner at the Palace Ballroom. If you can’t join these two masters of the kitchen in person, you can toast to them in spirit with Tom’s recipe for a Basil Kamikaze. Dive head first into this refreshing summer cocktail.

For an indulgent dessert pairing, try out this easy No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe.

Photo courtesy of Tom Douglas

Ole’ Grand Dad’s Lemonade Recipe

By | June 14, 2012

Photo: Kevin O'Mara

Photo: Kevin O’Mara

If cosmopolitans and bellinis are “girl drinks,” whiskey definitely classifies as masculine territory. That’s why, for this Father’s Day, Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club are serving up a whiskey cocktail for brunch. Not just any old mimosa, an Ole’ Grand Dad’s Lemonade is our new favorite way to start the holiday and toast to Dad and Grandpa.

To pair with the cocktail, both Red Rooster and Ginny’s have prepared Father’s Day Brunch menus, including items like French Toast with Nutella Whip and Steak and Eggs. Served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., walk-ins are welcome for Red Rooster and reservations are now being taken for Ginny’s. Stop by if you want to start the day with something special and, of course, delicious. And if Dad wants a repeat of the Red Rooster cocktail, check out the recipe below!

Photo: Kevin O’Mara

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