Summer Fridays: Cocktail Hour with SN

Miss out on last week's summer Friday sip sesh? Join us at SN Bleecker Street this Friday—and every week after that in June—for the Happy Hour you deserve!

Though, if you can’t make it for some sip-while-you-shop fun, we’ve got you covered—namely, with three of our current favorite summer cocktail recipes, leveled up. To sippin’, shoppin’, and summer Fridays… cheers! 

Image via Bon Appétit

Rosé Aperol Spritz

Attention all traditionalists—this is not your mama’s Aperol Spritz! Easy to make and even easier to drink up, this sip is a summer must, whether you’re poolside under an umbrella or not. 


  • ¾ cup passion fruit juice, chilled

  • ¼ cup Aperol

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 4 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 750 mL bottle rosé, chilled (our current fav: The Pale Rosé!)

  • Ice for serving

  • Ruby Red grapefruit slices (for garnish)


  • Whisk together passion fruit juice, Aperol, fresh lime juice, and sugar in a large pitcher until sugar dissolves. 

  • Stir in rosé. 

  • Pour into an ice-filled wine glass. 

  • Garnish with Ruby Red grapefruit slices and enjoy.

Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit

Image via A Couple Cooks

Gin Basil Smash

We’re giving our G&T some R&R this summer—and we’re sipping on this gin-lovers aperitif instead. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice, muddled in-season herbs and a taste so good you’ll be pouring it all summer long.


  • 8-10 basil leaves, add more for garnish

  • 2 ½ ounces gin

  • ¾ ounces lemon juice 

  • ¾ ounces simple syrup

  • Ice for serving 


  • Muddle (or gently mash) basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. 

  • Add gin, lemon juice and simple sugar to the shaker. 

  • Add two handfuls of ice and shake until chilled. 

  • Strain drink into ice-filled lowball glass. 

  • Top off with soda water, if desired. 

  • Garnish with basil leaves and enjoy. 

Recipe adapted from A Couple Cooks

Image via Patrón

Summer Strawberry Mule

A fruity spin on a classic, this strawberry mule will be a winner whether you’re hosting a swank alfresco soirée or sipping alone with your current read. Grab your copper cups and thank us later!


  • 2 ounces silver tequila

  • 3 ounces ginger beer

  • .75 ounces simple syrup

  • .75 ounces fresh lime juice

  • 3 strawberries

  • 10 mint leaves

  • Ice 


  • Muddle (or gently mash) strawberries, mint leaves, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. 

  • Add tequila and ice to the shaker and shake. 

  • Strain into glass with ice. 

  • Top off with ginger beer. 

  • Garnish with mint leaves and fresh strawberries, and enjoy. 

Recipe adapted from Patrón