Strivers Rowers

By Marcus Samuelsson |

The name of this drink comes from Striver’s Row, two blocks of townhouses on 138th and 139th streets between 7th and 8th avenues. The two-block stretch is well known throughout Harlem and used to house Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.

The Strivers Rowers is one of Red Rooster Harlem’s new spring cocktails. It’s whiskey-based and complex, but still light enough to enjoy on the patio at brunch.


Prep Details

Servings: 1


3 raspberries, plus extra for garnish

6 sage leaves, plus extra for garnish

0.5 ounce Rothman & Winter Orchard Peach Liqueur

0.5 ounce honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)

2 ounces Bulleit Bourbon

2 ounces sparkling wine


(Photo by David Powell)

1. Muddle raspberries, sage, peach liqueur, and honey syrup.
2. Add bourbon.
3. Shake w/ice
4. Strain into all-purpose wine glass.
5. Top with sparkling wine.
6. Garnish with sage leaves and whole raspberries.