Raise a cocktail glass and don’t forget your eclipse glasses.
Talk about moonshine!
Bartenders are shaking up stellar sips with big bold flavors and dark spirits like Jagermeister, whisky, blackberry liqueur and flamed fruit garnishes to kickstart your black out — or in most states, partial black out — with a bang Monday.
The narrow zone beginning in Oregon and traveling through South Carolina will face a total blackout when the moon passes between the sun and earth blocking all sunlight for up to three minutes. If you’re not within the path of totality though, you can still witness part of the eclipse.
Wherever you are, be sure to wear eclipse glasses if you’re watching – and raise a glass with these galactic-inspired drinks.
Solar Eclipse Black Martini, $14 at Hotel Americano, NYC
New York City won’t be able to witness a total eclipse, but researchers say those in Manhattan can expect about 70% totality — still a pretty stunning site to see.
Guests will receive eclipse glasses to protect eyes when attending the partial eclipse viewing party at the four-star Hotel Americano (518 W. 27th St.) in Chelsea.
The posh property will sling $14 black martinis made with Grey Goose vodka and black raspberry liqueur to give the drink a dark color. It’s garnished with a lemon twist.
Bad Moon Rising, $12 at the Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon
This watering hole, in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District (1015 NW Everett St, Portland, OR), is known for its craft cocktails.
The Bad Moon Rising is an herby, sweet and sour sip made with Jägermeister, pisco, raspberry gomme, lemon and lime juice, with a float of Angostura bitters — a tasteful contrast to represent darkness and light.
The eclipse reaches Oregon at about 10:15 a.m. PDT and exits the state at 10:27 a.m, so they’ll be plenty of time to tip back a few all afternoon.
Blackberry French 75, $18 at The Skylark NYC
This sky high rooftop overlooking stunning views of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings towering over Midtown Manhattan (200 W. 39th St.), is the perfect space to take in the partial eclipse when it hits from approximately 1:23 to 2:24 p.m.
The Blackberry French is made with gin, lemon juice, prosecco and blackberry infused ice.
“The eclipse-inspired drink with blackberries inside the ice makes a beautiful dark shape that is reminiscent of the moon passing over the sun,” beverage director Johnny Swet tells Moneyish.
Total Eclipse Of The Heart, $8 at Kola House NYC
Pepsi’s trendy Meatpacking District restaurant and music lounge (408 W 15th St.) has a sippable homage to Bonnie Tyler’s 1980’s hit song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”
Mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer shakes things up with Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky, Pepsi’s 1893 soda, kola nut and bitters. For an added fiery flair there’s a flamed orange peel garnish.
Darke Totality, $12 at 810 Zone in Kansas
The solar eclipse reaches the state of Kansas at 1:02 p.m. CDT, and before or during head over to this Overland Park sports bar (6301A W 135th St., Overland Park, KS) for a sugary sip.
The Darke Totality, as it’s called, is made with vanilla vodka, root beer and a hint of Jagermeister.
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