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Harlem Nights Cocktail from the Lenox Lounge

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Since 1939 the Lexox Lounge has played host to such musical greats as Billie Holliday, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. The Lenox Lounge has been recently renovated, recapturing some of its past greatness after suffering for many years. Harlem Nights is a potent Lenox Lounge cocktail that is surprisingly delicious, despite the seemingly hodge-podge ingredient list.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces coconut-flavored rum
  • 2 ounces coffee liqueur
  • Splash of pineapple juice
  • Splash of peach schnapps
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 orange wheel

Preparation:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, rum, coffee liqueur, and pineapple juice.
  2. Top with ice, cover, and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain inot an ice-filled collins glass.
  4. Top with peach schnapps and garnish with the cherry and the orange wheel.

Reprinted with permission from Cocktails in New York by Anthony Giglio.

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