Hassan Niang, Bartender Extraodinaire

Calling all mixologists! Freds is seeking a new seasonal cocktail recipe, and we want you to be part of the party.

Submit your original drink recipe in the comments below for a chance to have your signature concoction featured on the Freds menu for the month of May.

If you need some inspiration to get the juices flowing—literally—you’re in luck. We recently ponied up to the bar to watch Hassan Niang, who has been mixing drinks at Freds for eleven—yes, eleven!—years, work his magic. Hassan knows how to assemble one mean cocktail, and he demonstrated by making us a few festive spring refreshers.

See below for mouthwatering photos, recipes and a few details about each special drink—then submit your own recipe below!

And if mixology is not your strong suit, stop by and sip some delicious drinks on your next Barneys visit. Whether you need some liquid inspiration to get your spree started (we won’t judge!), are due for late-afternoon pick-me-up, or are ready to toast to a great new purchase, Freds is open for business seven days a week.


“This a great drink for springtime. The grass vodka that we use is very good. The ladies who lunch love to order this drink.”

Skywalker NEWEST


1 muddled cucumber slice
1 3/4 oz. Zubrowka Vodka
1/2 oz. St. Germain
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1/4 oz. agave

Shake all ingredients together. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a thin cucumber slice. 

“The Blush is refreshing, easy-to-drink and not too sweet. If you love Cosmopolitans, you will love this drink.”



1 large muddled strawberry
1 oz. Denizen Rum

1/2 oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth
1/2 oz. lime Juice
1/2 oz. honey

Shake all ingredients except for the Champagne together. Strain twice and pour into a flute glass. Top with the Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

“The use of jam and fresh herb in this drink makes it very unique. Be careful not to muddle the rosemary for too long. It is quite strong, and you don’t want to overpower the drink’s more subtle flavors.”



1/2 a sprig of muddled rosemary
2 oz. Tanqueray Malacca
1/4 oz. Creme de Violette
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1 tsp. fig jam

Shake all ingredients together. Strain twice and pour into a coupe glass. Garnish with sprig of rosemary.

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