A taste of Pink & Green: cocktail recipes from some of Edgartown’s best

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Martini from Henry's at the Harbor View Hotel. — Photo by Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

The Edgartown Board of Trade’s annual Pink & Green Weekend May 8 through the 10th is quickly approaching. Pink & Green is a celebration of the arrival of spring on-Island, an annual weekend where local businesses open their doors for the season, welcoming visitors and locals after a long, cold winter with a variety of events.

One of the highlights of the weekend this year is the Pink & Green Prom, featuring DJ Rockwell, at the Harbor View Hotel on Saturday, May 9. Sydney Mullen, vice president of the Edgartown Board of Trade, told The Times, “I love to see the town transformed by Pink & Green Weekend, from all the store windows to the mini lighthouse in the mini park, the burgees on the lampposts, and the lanterns on the Harbor View Hotel’s porch. It’s a great way to shake off the gray of winter and get ready for summer. But if you’re looking for a real event, I’m most looking forward to the prom. We’ve got a great DJ, delicious food, and a fun silent auction. I can’t wait to see how everyone dresses for the night!”

The event we’re most looking forward to is the pub crawl on Friday, May 8. Edgartown restaurants are teaming up to showcase their best Pink & Green cocktails, and today we are sharing cocktail recipes that you will be able to sip at these local favorites: The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn, Among the Flowers, and Henry’s at the Harbor View Hotel. Enjoy the deals all over town at shops and restaurants.

Charlotte Club

By Justin Melnick of The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn

Sometimes you need a strong libation to relax you after a long day, and this one is just what you need — the gin adds herbaceous flavor notes that balance well with the St. George.

3 oz. Oxley gin
1 oz. simple syrup
1.5 oz. lemon juice
2 dashes St. George raspberry liqueur
1 egg white

Shake all ingredients vigorously to emulsify egg. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh lemon slice.

Melon Magnolia

By Among the Flowers

Perfectly light and refreshing, with a hint of fresh melon balanced with tart sparkling wine, this is just what we want to be drinking on a warm spring day!

1 oz. Midori
5 oz. prosecco or sparkling wine

Pour Midori in champagne glass. Add sparkling wine and garnish with melon and fresh mint.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Martini

By Greg Fournier of Henry’s at the Harbor View Hotel

If you love berry pies, this drink is just the one for you — sweet and tart from the berries and rhubarb; we’re loving it!

1.5 oz. Bacardi Silver Rum
2.5 oz. house-made strawberry rhubarb purée
crushed graham crackers (optional)

Shake the rum and purée together. Pour into chilled martini glass that has been rimmed with crushed graham crackers.

Garnish with a fresh strawberry and a rhubarb ribbon.

For more information and to get involved in Pink & Green Weekend, check out edgartownboardoftrade.com or email them at info@edgartownboardoftrade.com.