Now that summer is finally with us (and how!) we can look forward to lazy lunches under the trees with an abundance of ripe fresh fruit and a glass of chilled fizz… That equation equals Bellini, one of the world’s great pre-lunch cocktails.
All five boroughs of New York City have cocktails named after them: the Bronx and the Queens are gin & vermouth mixes while the Staten Island Ferry has given its name to an exotic rum-based concoction similar to a Piña Colada. But much older than these are whiskey based mixes: the mighty Manhattan and it's lesser-known but equally delicious neighbour, the Brooklyn. Like the eponymous island, the Manhattan is bittersweet, strong, eternally cool, and yet retains a slight dangerous edge.