The Lady Grey at Metta (pictured)
The South American restaurant that made headlines for its open-fire cooking when it opened in March is donating 100 percent of sales of an off-the-menu vodka cocktail to the Red Cross' Harvey relief efforts. The Lady Grey ($11) is a mixture of Zirkova vodka, a fizzy Spanish wine called cava, and two herbs, lavender and ashwagandha. Metta chose the Zirkova brand, restaurant partner Tarajia Morrell said, because the company has a charity arm that will make a donation based on the number of drinks sold. (197 Adelphi St, Fort Greene; mettabk.com)
A glass of Hope After the Storm
Head to one of Merchant Hospitality's restaurants or bars, like Industry Kitchen (70 South St.) or Watermark Bar (Pier 15, 78 South St.), on Thursday, Sept. 7 for a $15 limited-release cocktail made with Texan vodka. All proceeds from sales of Hope After the Storm -- a mix of Amaro Averna, lemon juice, orgeat, yellow chartreuse, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, and Tito's Handmade Vodka -- will go to the Red Cross' work in the areas affected by Harvey.
A dark 'n' stormy at an oyster bar
The team at Grand Banks is pouring dark 'n' stormy cocktails at its three establishments to raise money for Harvey recovery efforts. The $15 you pay for a glass of Bermuda rum, ginger, lime, orange and Angostura bitters at Island Oyster (on Governors Island) or aboard Grand Banks (Hudson River Park, Pier 25) or Pilot (Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6) will all go to the Red Cross.
Five variations on a Harvey Wallbanger cocktail
The hospitality group In Good Company is serving up five different twists of a cocktail traditionally made with vodka, orange juice and a sweet herbal liquor called Galliano, one at each of five restaurants, to raise money for Harvey victims. All proceeds from the $14 drinks, on sale for the full month of September, will go to the disaster relief organization Team Rubicon.
Order a Park Avenue Wallbanger with orange juice and simple syrup at Park Avenue Tavern (99 Park Ave.); a Harvey Mule with lime juice and ginger beer at Parker & Quinn (64 W. 39th St.); a Harvey Royale with brandy as a vodka substitute and a champagne float at Winnie's Jazz Bar (63 W. 38th St.); a Harvey Surge with a double shot of espresso and Grand Marnier, served on the rocks at Trademark Taste + Grind (38 W. 36th St.); or an Eye of the Harvey, with tequila, lemon and orange juice, orgeat syrup and Galliano, at Refinery Rooftop (63 W. 38th St.).
(Credit: Victor Garzon)