NYC Kokomo Winter Cocktails

NYC’s Caribbean restaurant Kokomo highlights flavors that bring a tasty and refreshing experience to every cocktail. Depending on the changing climate, Kokomo alters its menu along with the changing seasons, of course, but with a twist on the tropics.  

In the winter months, when most people seek warming and comforting foods, the Kokomo experience delivers, while offering the Island vibe.  

The winter menu highlights Caribbean stews, rum-based Hot Toddies, and its famous In Love with the Koko spiked hot chocolate. According to bartender Rael Petit, “Our bar program highlights Caribbean flavors featuring cocktails like frozen Rum Punch, Good Guice specialty cocktails, and Margaritas paired with curated small plates. My favorite food and beverage pairing is our Red Peppa Jerk Chicken with the Blouse & Skirt cocktail. The spice of the chicken and the refreshing flavors of tequila and agave in the Blouse & Skirt complement each other well.” 

Rael invites people to step out of their comfort zones and try new flavors this season. “A lot of times we stick to what we know,” he says. “But I believe people are more open to trying new things and new flavors these days. We’re looking for any outlet to explore … and tag. Food and beverage are it!

 


 

We Limin’

We Limin Winter Cocktails'

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka 
  • 1/2 oz. St-Germain 
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup 
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice 
  • 3/4 oz. guava juice 

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice pour ono the rocks with fresh ice. Top the drink with three turns of cracked pepper. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

 


 

Kokomo NYC 

Kokomo has completely winterized their outdoor patio and added twelve new electric heaters on the sidewalk to keep people toasty. The winter menu includes warming dishes such as curry mussels, griot pork chops, and chickpea hummus with tamarind and scotch bonnet sauce. Their lineup of cocktails features I’m in love with the Koko—a rum-laced hot chocolate cocktail and new items such as a delectable Plantini (a plantain Martini) and theSpice Island (Courvoisier, Guava, and lemon).