W Hotels of New York Celebrates Pride Week


Images by Karston Tannis


In celebration of Pride Week, on June 23rd, W New York, W New York – Downtown, W New York – Union Square, and W New York – Times Square will be launching — for the first time ever — Drag Queen Sips. 
Swapping happy hour for a sassy surprise, different drag queens will await guests and visitors in the hotel Lifts with colorful complimentary cocktails, a technicolor testament to the hotels’ passion for Pride. Guests and visitors alike will be wowed with an extravaganza eleganza upon entering the Lifts at each hotel. The timing of Drag Queen Sips will vary slightly at each property, starting between 3:30pm – 8pm on Friday, June 23rd. 
Drag queens in the lively lineup include: Marti Gould Cummings, Monet, Dina Delicious, and Pixie Aventura. The Lifts may be small but the entertainment will be fierce.



Pink Flamingos (W New York – Downtown/Red)
1.5oz Four Pillars Gin Rare Dry
2oz cranberry juice
1oz pink grapefruit juice
2 dashes Peychauds bitters
Serve tall, garnish w/ grapefruit wedge


Shante, You Stay ( W New York – Union Square/Yellow)
1oz Four Pillars Gin Navy Strength
1oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth
1.5oz orange juice
Serve on the rocks, garnish w/ orange half wheel


Karma Chameleon (W New York – Times Square/Green)
1.5oz VDKA 6100
2.5oz cucumber juice
.75oz lemon juice
.5 simple syrup – 1:1 sugar to water
Serve tall, garnish w/ a mint spring and/or cucumber wheel


Let’s Have A Ki-Ki ( W New York/Blue)
1oz VDKA 6100
1oz Blue Curacao
.75oz lemon juice
.5oz simple syrup
Serve tall, top soda, garnish w/ lemon wheel
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