If you’re in the city and find yourself in need of some excitement after work then definitely check out Coqueta for happy hour. Coqueta means “flirt” or “infatuation” in Spanish and it’s a perfect representation of the spunky atmosphere and exciting food. Situated right along the water on Pier 5, Coqueta is nothing like your run of the mill Spanish restaurant/ bar. Both the food and the drinks are innovative and guarantee you a culinary experience. The restaurant is a bit pricy so we just had drinks but the drink menu alone was enough to make us confident that we chosen the right place to pop into for a de-stressing post-work drink. I’m usually an exclusively beer and maybe wine kind of gal, finding most cocktails a bit too sweet for my taste, but I couldn’t stay away from these. I ordered the “Death to Summer of Love,” also known as “hippy juice.” The cocktail was made from house-made hemp milk, dandelions, absinth, spanish brandy, and cava. Below is a picture of my beautiful drink.
Some other drinks of interest were:
Engine Co. #5: dancing pines bourbon, tobacco infuced creme sherry, lemon, and zurracapote
Pesidio: Belvedere vodka, lemon, almond, fig, farm egg, peychaud’s bitter
Tariff: Jamon iberico infused Gin, acorn and apricot tonic, orange, cava
Conquistadoe: nolets gin, anis tonic, apple-celery juice, spiced fennel salt rim, lemon ice
Andalucia: cream sherry, nocino walnut liqueur, sherry manchego, golden raisins
J & T: Juniper, Lime, fever tree mediterranean tonic
Almond Joy: almond, honey, fig, fever tree tonic
Have I spiked your interest yet? Definitely go check out the rest of their drink menu here and I highly recommend actually going to the restaurant. To get a table you have to reserve about a month in advance but the bar is first come first serve seating. The bar has both indoor and outdoor seating, both of which provide you with great views of the water.