LTA Happy Hour: The Lowell

As part of The Lowell’s renovations earlier this year, a new-build bar was added just off of its restaurant, Majorelle. Now open, Jacques is serving up Moroccan-themed cocktails in New York City’s Upper East Side.

Named for French artist Jacques Majorelle, who’s most famous work is the Majorelle Garden, located in Marrakech, Morocco, the bar has patterned marble floors, embossed leather-paneled walls, and leather chairs, plus an intimate, velvet alcove accented with Grecian urns and a vintage-styled mirrored ceiling.

After a day of shopping on the famous Fifth Avenue, bar guests can sip on signature drinks like the Bleu de Majorelle, made with Bombay Sapphire, Just de Myrtilles, and St. Germain, and the Ville Rose with nectar fraise, Cointreau, and Crément Rosé. However, the drink that caught our eye was the Marrakesh Express.

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Marrakesh Express

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • One spray of orange blossom water
  • One teaspoon of verbena
  • Lime juice
  • Pineapple
  • Simple syrup

Method: Combine all drinks in a glass with ice; shake

Guests and locals alike can enjoy Jacques, which is open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Getting hungry? The menu at Jacques includes delicacies like Caviar on Blini, Croquettes aux Pois Chiches, and Gougères au Fromage, as well as charcuteries, assorted cheeses, and a trio of salmon.

In addition to Jacques, Majorelle, which received a new brassiere, a year-round garden, fountains, and a fireplace, The Club Room, which is a lounge and bar with shelves of art books, and the guestrooms received updates.

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