Exploring Spring Cocktails at NYC Speakeasy Seamstress


Located behind a leather goods store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, this cozy cocktail lounge is a refreshing addition to a neighborhood that’s been known for it’s stale social scene. Now on the circuit for nearly two years, Seamstress is a neighborhood go-to providing innovative tasty cocktails to Manhattan’s top tipplers.

339 E 75th St, New York, NY 10021

Recently, we got to go behind the scenes for a first look at their new Spring cocktail menu and it did not disappoint.

First up on the menu was the Piña Rosa, a smokey mix of Ilegal Mezcal Joven, Corralejo Tequila, Roasted Red Pepper, Lime, Pineapple and Egg White. All we can say about this one is, “Si Señor”!

Left – Piña Rosa Right – Clever Thoughts

A little gin and juice was up next on the list. Well, not quite literally, but basically. The Clever Thoughts made with Woody Creek Gin, Rhum Clement Canne Bleue, Passionfruit, Lime, Chili and Smoke, is the perfect floral and citrus combo for spring.

Venezuelan Revolution

Finally, the Venezuelan Revolution had us begging the bartender for “otra mas porfavor” (translation: “another one please”). This mix of Buchanan’s Master Scotch, Fino Sherry, Guava, Spiced Papelón, Angostura, Lemon Oil, Nutmeg is my kind of concoction for the perfect spring fling!

The Seamstress team, led by Luis Hernandez, knocked it out of the park with this new menu. There was something for everyone and when paired with their delicious dishes and darling decor, you can bet you’ll be spending a little more time with the Seamstress team than you think.


Some call me "The Cuban Carrie (Bradshaw)" because yes, I love love, fashion and hilarious conversations with my best girlfriends, but more than all that, New York City (and all it's yumminess), have my heart forever. I'm originally from Miami (of Cuban and Spanish descent) with a penchant for global cultures and cuisines. Whether those bold profiles come through a bite or a sip, I'm game for (almost) all things ingestible and imbibeable (is that even a word?). On most days (and nights and all hours in between), you can find me scouring the pages of culinary magazines and articles, online reviews, and of course, the proverbial self-proclaimed "foodie" Instagram profiles, in search of the latest and greatest in this wild world of food and beverage we live in. From fancy and fabulous to not so frilly, I'm a lover of ingenuity and insanity as it comes across on a dish, in a cup, or even suspended in the air (yes, presentation plays a big role sometimes!). Come along for the ride as I discover the Big Apple (and beyond) one bite, sip and 'gram at a time!