Being at that September is National Honey Month, you need to check out the Honey-Kissed Cosmopolitan at the New York Hilton Midtown. This Cosmopolitan features an ounce of honey that is produced right on the roof of the New York Hilton in Midtown, and is available at the hotel’s Bridges Bar and Lobby Lounge.
The New York Hilton joined the Urban Beekeeping movement when they introduced 450,000 honeybees to their green rooftop. These honeybees produce up to 300 pounds of honey annually.
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“Our commitment to urban beekeeping will now benefit both the ecosystem as well as our hotel guests who can experience the benefits of our newly welcomed beehives and embark on a one-of-a-kind stay near one of the world’s most famed parks.” said Diarmuid Dwyer, general manager, New York Hilton Midtown. “Our team is dedicated to supporting New York City’s honeybee population through this new venture.”
The Italian, Russian and Carniolan honeybee queens – one for each hive – have been named Shelby, Ruby, Phoebe, Suite B, Beatrice, and lastly Connie as a tribute to Hilton founder, Conrad Hilton. The honey that these bees produce with become part of newly-launched honey-infused cuisine, beauty, and specialty amenities.
The Honey-Kissed Cosmopolitan Drink Ingredients
- 1.75 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Absolut Vodka
- 1.25 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1 oz. Hilton Rooftop Honey
- Muddled lime and rosemary
Mix Lime, Rosemary, Honey and ice with add one shot of vodka and cranberry juice. Shake, pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with rosemary.