Food and Drink Indulgences Inspired by Pride Month

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Credit: Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale

June is Pride Month, a celebratory month to honor those close to us within the LGBTQ+ community. These Pride Month-inspired recipes featured below will make you want to celebrate all year long. From an over-the-top candy garnished cocktail cocktails to pride-inspired rainbow cookies, there are many fun options for celebrating at home.

Can’t Even Think Straight at Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale

Located inside downtown’s newest skyscraper, Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale is a chic haven for South Florida locals that offers a nod to the area’s iconic yachting culture. The brand new property just debuted Harborwood Urban Kitchen & Bar. The restaurant on Las Olas Boulevard is a sophisticated and social hub with modern-American fare and al fresco seating.


In honor of Pride Month, they’re offering a signature cocktail, the ‘Can’t Even Think Straight.’ Throughout the month of June, the drink is available for just $5, with $1 from each purchase being donated towards Pride Fort Lauderdale, a local nonprofit organization. This colorful, candy-coated twist on the classic Vodka Sour matches the bright, bold colors of Pride and gives back to a great cause, aiding the LGBTQ community. Check out this Pride Month-inspired cocktail recipe below:  

Recipe

1/2 oz Stoli vodka infused with green and yellow skittles

1/2 oz simple syrup

1 oz fresh lemon juice

3 dashes of bitters

1/2 oz egg white

Nerd rope rim & candy garnish 

Rainbow cookies by Hedy Goldsmith in Miami 

Hedy Goldsmith, Miami’s celebrated Pastry Chef that has sweetened up and revolutionized South Florida’s culinary scene with her signature, retro-modern dessert. Now, she is at it again with her limited edition Rainbow Shortbread cookies in celebration of Pride Month.

Priced at $24 for one dozen, these outrageous Pride shortbread cookies can be ordered via phone or text: 305-458-7002 or DM questions to @HedyGoldsmith. If you’re in Florida this summer, you won’t want to miss these! 

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Credit: Union Grove Distillery

LOVE WINS at Union Grove Distillery with Vly Creek Vodka  

Union Grove Distillery located in the Catskills aims to produce the finest whiskeys and vodkas crafted from an array of native and unique ingredients. Using local ingredients and supporting the New York State agricultural industry is so important to the distillery. This cocktail recipe was created by by Deanna Carr, the bar manager at Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room in Big Indian, NY.

Recipe

“Parking Lot Rhubarb” syrup (because they grow the rhubarb right in our own parking lot)

Fresh lemon juice

Migliorelli Farm stand Cider

Pickled Strawberries

Vly Creek Vodka made from apples and wheat or our newest product vodka made from Tree Juice Maple Syrup

splash of club soda

Lips, Bridges and other Red Things at Troutbeck in Amenia, New York 

Troutbeck, a member of Design Hotels and the gateway to the upstate cultural and creative corridor, is a serene Estate Hotel with a deep history, contemporary appeal, only two hours from Manhattan in Dutchess County. Their exceptional culinary team is led by five-time Michelin-starred Chef Gabe McMackin. Chef McMackin’s field-to-fork approach celebrates the most exciting local ingredients of the moment.

Troutbeck is proud of its community of artists, romantics, creatives and adventurers. This sense of pride is displayed in Clark Moore’s cocktail you can recreate at home, “Lips, Bridges and Other Red Things.” Clark, Troutbeck’s Beverage Director, developed the cocktail to pay homage to the brilliant red bridge on Troutbeck’s property, resulting in a libation that is equally colorful, special and romantic. This simple and fun Pride Month recipe is below:

Recipe

1.5 oz Byrrh

1 oz Greenhook Ginsmith Old Tom Gin

5 oz Giffard Madagascar Vanilla

5 oz lemon

25 oz Giffard Pamplemousse

Short Dash Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters 

Directions

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and double strain into a chilled Nick & Nora Glass.