Put down the hot toddy and hard ciders.

Floral and citrusy sips are sprouting up on cocktail menus as the weather warms. New York mixology masterminds are experimenting with fresh and fragrant ingredients like rose water, acacia honey, verjus, pisco and spicy tequila to give taste buds a spring awakening.

Here’s a rundown on where to get your buzz on with these refreshing new sips.


Pineapple Martini, $13 at Suffolk Arms

269 E. Houston St., Manhattan, suffolkarms.com

Here's a refreshing spin on your classic martini. At this newly opened Lower East Side cocktail bar, the martini is tiki-inspired, with Aylesbury duck vodka, lime, sugar and pineapple.

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