Articles Tagged: Summer Cocktails

Everyman Afterall

post icon

A more culinary variation of a Harry MacElhone classic “Afterall” created by Marshall Altier. This one has great fresh summer flavors and the cardamom is a nice reference to Trini food culture.

 … Read more

Nectarine of the Gods

post icon

The combination of fresh mint and ripe nectarines makes this a refreshing drink for the Spring/Summer seasons.… Read more

Watermelon Jalapeño Slush

post icon

My little jalapeño plant has been producing like a champ, so I’ll be sharing a few jalapeño-inspired cocktails. One of my favorite ingredients to mix with jalapeño is watermelon, and this frozen drink is the perfect thing for warm, later-summer afternoons. And this recipe is super easy, so you won’t have to wait long before you’re in sweet and spicy heaven!

Ingredients

    1 cup watermelon chunks, frozen
    2 oz silver tequila
    1 jalapeño, sliced
    1

Read more

Labor Day Lemonade

post icon

Ingredients:
1 1/4 oz Ketel One Vodka
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
Dash of grapefruit bitters

Directions:
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

Courtesy of Ketel One Vodka.… Read more

Strawberry Tarragon Cocktail

post icon

Basil and mint are usually my go-to cocktail herbs. Occasionally, I’ll get a little creative with the rosemary. But tarragon is an herb I hadn’t mixed with until recently. And the results were fantastic!

I was at a dinner party and it was cocktail time. Someone suggested mixing tarragon with the garden-fresh strawberries we had available, and a new, delicious cocktail was born.

 … Read more

Low-Calorie H2O Cocktails

post icon

The idea behind H2O cocktails is simple: Infuse water with fruit, spices and herbs and mix that infusion with a complimentary spirit. What you get is a light, fresh and low-calorie cocktail. I learned about this intriguing cocktail concept at Tales of the Cocktail from mixology master Tony Abou-Ganim and culinary superstar Kathy Casey. Here’s my favorite concoction from their presentation.

Mandarin Hibiscus Cocktail

Created by Tony Abou-Ganim

Ingredients

    1 oz Purity Vodka

Read more

Plum Smash

This week’s drink is my favorite of this summer! Juicy, dark-red plums combine with thyme and bourbon to make a surprisingly complex cocktail. The vanilla notes of the bourbon underscore the tart and sweet flavors to make for a refreshing and fresh tasting drink.… Read more

Elderflower Sipper

post icon

Hot summer days call for cool cocktails! This one is light, bubbly and low-octane.

St. Germain elderflower liqueur has a delicate floral flavor that, when combined with crisp club soda and a little lemon, is perfect for sipping in the sun. For those who want a little more kick, add some gin or vodka to this drink. There’s elderflower syrup out there as a non-alcoholic option as well.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz St. Germain elderflower … Read more

Watermelon Mojito

post icon

It’s summer, and the 4th of July is just around the corner. So what you need is a Watermelon Mojito!

Try one, and I guarantee you’ll still be drinking them after Independence Day is over. It’s a flexible drink so make it as sweet or as strong as you like by adjusting the amount of simple syrup or rum.… Read more

Summer Soiree

post icon

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Zacapa 23 Rum
1/2 oz ginger liqueur
4 dashes orange bitters
2 oz orange-guava juice

Directions:
Combine Zacapa 23 Rum, ginger liqueur, orange bitters, and orange-guava juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Cover and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a rocks glass.

Courtesy of Zacapa Rum.… Read more

Page 3 of 71234567