Every year during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, thousands of New Yorkers struggle to decide what boozy events to attend and which ones can be skipped. Yesterday’s impeccable weather made for the perfect backdrop to Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum’s Bartender Brunch, which took place at the Delancey. Downstairs, guests were able to choose from three delicious wake-me-up cocktails, load up their plates with delicious food from Miss Lily’s and check out live music from a band slaying fun Jamaican beats.
Once you made upstairs to the open roof you could see what all the fuss was about. The rooftop, which was covered with plants and vegetation, made you feel like you had been transported to a Caribbean island. And the fun didn’t stop with the weather. More fun awaited those who explored the upstairs scene. The bartenders were creating two different cocktails at the bar, both delicious, using fresh fruit of your choice. As others lounged in the sun or sat down enjoying their food, you could mill your way about and discover hidden treasures throughout the party. Almost hidden in the back was a Sno-Cone machine, serving up Coruba Rum slushies, while another area housed a live demonstration, showcasing the process of juicing raw sugar cane and turning it into a tasty drink.
The gorgeous and fun afternoon was a great way to break up the day and the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum cocktails really hit the spot. Make sure to check back for more of our coverage on this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic. (It never hurts to reminisce about last year, either.)
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