"" The Exhausted Mom: Thirsty Thursday ~ West Side Cocktail

August 31, 2011

Thirsty Thursday ~ West Side Cocktail

A couple years ago, my sister decided she wanted to do a "girls only" weekend for her birthday.  I didn't even think twice!  

#1 It was my sister's birthday.
#2 It was NYC.
#3 It was girls only. (no kids...yay!)

We had an amazing time!  Shopping, eating, Broadway, and drinking!
This was our favorite drink of the weekend....
We went to Employees Only in New York City where Jason Kosmas (partner and principal bartender) created this yummy cocktail!

West Side Cocktail

From Bar Chef Jason Kosmas of Employees Only- New York, NY
Yield: 1 Serving

  • 1 1/2 ounces citrus vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 fresh mint sprigs
  • Splash of club soda
Pour vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup into a mixing glass. Add mint and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top off with club soda.

It's kind of like a mojito, but a little sweeter. YUM!
Next time you're in Manhattan, check it out!



  1. Aw, girls' weekend in NYC?! I'm so jealous!

  2. That sounds delicious! We need a girls' weekend soon! :)


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