Yes, There Will be Summer: Dante Pops Up in the Hamptons w/ the ‘World’s Best Cocktails’




There is something to be said about not giving up on a rite of passage, even in the face of a global pandemic. And while Memorial Day weekend has been dubbed the unofficial “start of summer” for as long as we have been looking forward to the arrival of summer (we think since three years old), 2020 will go down in the history books as a much more subdued, but not defeated, welcome to the plethora of road trips, dining al fresco, sun-worshipping, and plein-air cultural happenings that make up the season in our grown up lives.

Keeping true to NYC cognoscenti tradition, the beach hamlets of the Hamptons kicked off the holiday weekend with a green light for beachgoers, albeit with modifications to the normal frenzy that would typically accompany the commencement. Salty air, verdant gardens and lingering sunsets are indeed offering Gotham dwellers a respite from the urban lockdown of the last two months. And as a show of resilience, seasonal restaurants and city outposts are open for your takeout pleasure.



And have no fear if your liquor cabinet is not happy-hour ready. West Village hotspot Dante, in 2019 voted the World’s Best Bar (that’s right, best in the whole world), is setting up a Hampton’s pop-up in classic style, and serving up traditional and groovy riffs on negronis, martinis, and the regular contender for drink of summer, Aperol spritz, out of a vintage Cooper Classics car in East Hampton.

We’re looking forward to getting out of our tippling comfort zone (and impressing our socially distant guests) with a lavender negroni, or a white port enhanced Smoke on the Water, packaged in 8oz and 750ml bottles for take out convenience. Order by noon Friday through Sunday and your evening libations will be ready to go by 5pm.

And regarding all those predictions that summer 2020 would be a wash…wrong.

The Dante Pop-up will be set up in the parking lot of the Highway Restaurant & Bar, 290 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, through July.


To Go Drinks

The Negroni Sessions

4x 8oz bottles (one each)
– Dante’s Classic Negroni
– Chocolate Negroni
– Lavender Negroni
– Mescalito


Dante’s Martini Hour

4x 8oz bottles (one each)
– Dante’s Martini
– Olivette
– Upside down ramp Gibson
– Smoke on the water

Complete Dante Sundowner Pack

– Full Negroni Sessions set
– Full Martini Hour set

Large Format Cocktails

750ml bottles (Serves 10)
– Classic Negroni
– Dante’s Martini


Cocktail Kits (Serves 15)

– Dante’s Margarita Kit $95
– Aperol Spritz Kit $75
– St Germaine Elderflower spritz kit $75



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