(Two Sailors Circa 1940-45 anonymous photographer. Courtesy of the Kinsey Institute)
The Maritime Hotel is having a special Fleet Week promotion, which started yesterday and goes through May 30th: they are offering all active duty sailors who are in town and in need of a place to stay a very special $99 a night rate.
La Bottega the hotel’s restaurant, will be featuring a selection of appropriately themed cocktails: The Sea Mist, The Albatros, Port of Call and everyone’s favorite: Do Ask, Please Tell.
This will be the 25th NYC Fleet Week and given the Maritime Hotel’s prime Chelsea location it makes sense that they would be celebrating not only our men in uniform but the right to serve regardless of their sexual orientation, this being the first Fleet Week since Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was struck down.
So if you are looking for a gay old-time with some sailors you know where to go! Make mine a double.
Do Ask, Please Tell
1 oz Stoli Peach (I would imagine any peach vodka would do and during peach season you could make this with your own peach infused vodka now wouldn’t that be good!)
1 oz Amaretto DiSaranno
2 oz OJ
1 oz fresh lime juice
Shake all ingredients well and pour into a highball glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry (My 2 cents: but please don’t buy those horrid bright red chemically alternate HFC infused type, splurge on the real Italian kind or candy some sour cherries...)