As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make yourself a glass or two, on us— you deserve it.
Castell just opened its rooftop-doors above the bustling streets of the Garment District at AC Hotel. Like a secret enclave, the martini bar is a long-needed, swanky addition to the busy neighborhood. The space is a sleek and contemporary design with a landscaped garden terrace and other intricacies. Without a doubt, Castell will soon be a major destination for first-dates or plain-old summer boozing because of its intimate and lush vibe. The drinks are up to par as well with one of the best Gin & Tonic’s around. And in case you can’t make it over to Castell yet, they’ve shared their secret recipe with us~
- 1.5 oz Hendricks Gin
- Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic
- Thin cucumber ribbon or wheels
- Lemon twist
- Dried star anise
Place the cucumber ribbon along the inside of the glass. Fill with plenty of ice. Pour gin and top with tonic, to taste. Stir briefly. Garnish with star anise and a lemon twist.