Cool Drinks, NY: Green Lemonade at Lafayette Espresso Bar


[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

At Lafayette Espresso Bar and Marketplace the Green Lemonade ($4.95 small/$6.45 large) is a refresher that couples elements from three popular summer drinks: lemonade, green juices, and ice cold ginger tea.

A tart, fresh lemonade is the base, and it's blended with raw spinach leaves, apples and apple juice, and finally a spicy dose of grated ginger. Take a sip and the first thing that comes though is the balance between apples and lemon, sweet and tart. Spinach shows up plenty in color, but tastewise, it relaxes behind the fresh heat of ginger. The juice comes iced, but you can get it undiluted for $1 more.

Lafayette Espresso Bar and Marketplace

189 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013 (map) 212-226-8812;