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Featured Cocktail: Papagayo Peninsula

caribbean cocktail This summer, Bryant Park Hotel's Cellar Bar has created eight tropical-inspired tipples. Named after some of the world's most beautiful beaches, each cocktail is designed to transport guests to their own version of a tropical paradise.

The Papagayo Peninsula on Costa Rica was the inspiration for this sip, which mixes Death's Door Gin with grapefruit and blood orange, topped with basil. Mix up a batch, and imagine yourself lazily lounging on a hammock strung between two palm trees. Ahhhhhh..

Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica Courtesy of Esther Gonzalez, Head Bartender, Cellar Bar at Bryant Park Hotel, New York, NY

3 oz. Death's Door Gin 2 oz. Grapefruit juice Splash blood orange puree Grapefruit slice 2 Basil leaves Grapefruit peel and basil, for garnish

In a shaker tin, muddle a grapefruit slice and 2 basil leaves. Add the gin, grapefruit juice and blood orange puree. Add ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a piece of basil and a grapefruit peel.