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Best Cocktails on Long Island

There’s no better way to stay refreshed during the summer than with a cocktail in hand. The season offers so many delicious flavors such as watermelon and peach and it's the best time of the year to sip classics like mojitos, margaritas, daiquiris and pina coladas. Here are five of our favorite cocktails mixed at Long Island restaurants. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Coche Comedor

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Coche Comedor in East Hampton serves excellent Mexican cuisine, but the bar is a star in its own right as well. Coche offers the largest tequila and mezcal list on the East End and wine lovers can enjoy the sangria on tap that rotates with the seasons. We love their watermelon margarita, which pairs wonderfully with the soft shell crab gordita and local fluke and calamari ceviche. The frozen margs, pictured above, aren’t too shabby either.

The Backyard at Sole East

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Montauk is known as ‘the end’ of Long Island, as it is the easternmost point, and there is no better way to spend the end of a day in Montauk than at The Backyard at Sole East. Located at Sole East Resort, The Backyard offers a healthy and simple approach to market fresh cuisine. A heated pool with oversized St. Tropez-style beds will keep you cool while your head bops to tunes being spun by the poolside DJ. Add The Backyard’s El Cielo Paloma to the mix, featuring Patron ‘El Cielo’ tequila, agave syrup, fresh lime juice, fresh grapefruit and a splash of club soda, and the party is underway.

The Last Word

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The Last Word, a craft cocktail bar located in the heart of Huntington Village, serves delicious drinks with Peruvian inspired plated. For spirit lovers, The ‘East To West’ cocktail (pictured above) with gin, tepache, nigori and matcha and ‘Leave The Door Open’ with vodka, gin, kumquat and thyme oleo saccharum, orange, citric acid and coconut never fail to hit the spot. We also love ‘It’s The Little Thing’ mix featuring tequila, rum, pineapple, lime and Campari. The Last Word is also hosting live music throughout the month of August every Sunday and Thursday night for guests to enjoy.

Red Salt Room

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Legendary chef David Burke’s signature whimsical approach and seasonally driven menus have made Red Salt Room By David Burke one of the most sought-after restaurant reservations on Long Island. The restaurant hums with style, sophistication, and creativity.Signature cocktails include the ‘Burke Old Fashioned’ with Bulleit Bourbon, maple syrup, bitters and Burke bacon and the ‘Citrus & Smoke’ with Xicala Mezcal, green chartreuse lime and pineapple juice and hibiscus syrup. The Pisco Sour is pictured above.

The Preston House

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The Preston House & Hotel is a turn-of-the-century 1905 historical home on Long Island which has been restored and transformed into a 20-room boutique hotel and 88-seat American restaurant. Located in downtown Riverhead, we can’t get enough of their ‘It’s Peachy’ cocktail with prosecco, agave and peach puree and ‘Whiskey Smash’ with bourbon, lemon, simple syrup and mint.

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