Slideshow: 10 Sips from Taste of the Nation, NYC

Clover Club's Clover Club
Clover Club's Clover Club
Brooklyn's Clover Club offered a light and refreshing version of the classic Clover Club, made with Hendrick's Gin, dry vermouth, lemon juice, and raspberry syrup.
"Young Lust" from Louis 649
Tropical and minty, the "Young Lust" was made with mango Finlandia vodka, fresh sorrel syrup, and lime juice.
Pegu Club
Pegu Club
Pegu Club mixed up a grapefruity twist on the mojito, made with grapefruit Finlandia vodka instead of rum.
Boulevardier from Raines Law Room
Boulevardier from Raines Law Room
This boozy, bitter, and delicious cocktail is a whisky twist on the Negroni. While it's sophisticated in flavor, the ingredients are simple: Woodford Reserve bourbon, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, Campari, and an orange twist.
Hendrick's Gin
Hendrick's Gin
The Hendrick's mixologist was making the "Bird's Eye View" cocktail in his own personal hot air balloon. That's right. A hot air balloon.
Hendrick's Gin's Bird's Eye View
Hendrick's Gin's Bird's Eye View
The Bird's Eye View is made with Hendrick's gin, Lillet rouge, blackberries, yuzu, and Fever Tree ginger beer.
Employees Only's Amelia
Employees Only's Amelia
The "Amelia" from Employees Only: Vodka, St. Germain elderflower liquor, blackberries, and lemon juice. A deliciously floral drink not unlike a Bramble.
PDT's Mariner
PDT's Mariner
The folks from PDT mixed Balvenie 12-year scotch, smoked cardamom, pineapple, and lemon juice for this Mariner cocktail.
Ward III / The Rum House
Ward III / The Rum House
From the team behind Ward III and The Rum House we have the "Surfside Sour", a fruity, spicy drink made with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Royal Combier, lemon juice, and grapefruit juice.