New Yorkers are constantly on the hunt for two things: the perfect apartment, and the perfect cocktail. The choice between a skyline view and exposed brick walls is hard enough, so let us make the latter conundrum a bit easier for you. With its updated bar menu and drink specials now being offered monthly, Freds at Barneys New York will bring your cocktail quest to an end.

Historically open for lunch and dinner—to say nothing of weekend brunch—Freds is adding a new specialty cocktail every month to its list of signature libations prime for weekday happy hour. This month, we’re featuring perfect August cocktails that harness the season’s best via the sweetness of melons. From Downtown‘s “The Highline,” with its watermelon juice to Chicago‘s “Melon Dramatic” mixed with Mallorca melon syrup, each of the Freds restaurants will embrace this theme, then put their own spin on it. Like the market-fresh cuisine at Freds, our specialty cocktail recipes will be brand new every month, and remain inspired by the seasonal offerings and latest trends.

To kick off the new menu items, we hosted an endless summer happy hour at the Freds location in our Downtown flagship. The combination of Muddling Memories’ mixologists and our bar menu offerings made for the perfect atmosphere to gather friends to sip, socialize, and snack. To see a few of their own pics from the event, just check out the hashtag #FriendsInFreds on Instagram. So, whether you need a quick salad after perusing the latest designer deliveries, or a rewarding happy hour completed by a well-earned pair of shoes and pommes frites, our new cocktails fit right in with the perfect package that Barneys offers.

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The seasonal cocktail capitalizes on the season’s best produce with fresh watermelon and grapefruit juices.

Finished withe mint and dried slices of blood orange, the drink looks as good as it tastes!

The bartenders of Muddling Memories put their signature spin on libations as guest mixologists behind the bar at Freds.

A proper gathering of #friendsinfreds

Cheers!

Designer Heron Preston and friend.

Watermelon and tomato bruschetta compliments of the chef!

Stop in any Freds for a refreshing watermelon cocktail this August.

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