Articles Tagged: Summer Cocktails

Turbinado

The weather is warming up again here, and it’s time to celebrate! This warm-weather recipe was created by Jackson Cannon of Eastern Standard in Boston. It’s a simple concoction that tastes very layered.

Ingredients:
2 oz of Brugal Añejo
1 oz fresh squeezed lime
.75 oz demerara syrup (simple syrup made with raw demerara sugar)
Dash of Angostura bitters
1.5 oz ginger beer

Directions:
Shake ingredients and serve in a highball glass filled with crushed … Read more

Lemon Lavender Cocktail

This light and refreshing champagne cocktail is perfect for weddings, garden parties ... or any time you want to toast something beautiful.

Fancy Bourbon Punch

Ingredients:
1 liter Maker’s Mark
1 cup granulated sugar
Peels of 3 lemons and 1 orange
Juice of peeled fruit
1 liter of strong tea (preferably green tea)
250 ml champagne (club soda can be used for a less fancy version)
Freshly grated nutmeg

Directions:
Combine sugar and citrus peels in the bottom of a punch bowl. Muddle together until sugar starts to clump together. Let sit for about 2 hours, (while not necessary, this … Read more

La Estrella

You can't go wrong with tequila, grapefruit, mint and triple sec

Tin Cup

Tin Cup, a scotch cocktail inspired by Pebble Beach

Paloma

Margaritas are a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But they’re not the only way! Here’s one of my favorite tequila cocktails, the Paloma. This cocktail is a tall, cool and not too sweet. Tequila, lime and grapefruit juice (or soda). So nice on a hot day.

Ingredients:
2 oz tequila (blanco or reposado)
1 oz lime juice
4-5 oz grapefruit juice or soda
1 pinch of salt

Directions:
Build in a tall glass … Read more

Mango Margarita

Fresh mango is fantastic. It’s lightly sweet, and its tropical flavor can instantly transport you to a relaxing place. Put that in a margarita and you have a winner!

This delightful fresh mango margarita will pair equally well with spicy food on Cinco de Mayo or a lovely brunch or picnic on Mother’s Day. I may just do both … it’s that good.Read more

Michelada

Michelada, a Mexican beer cocktail worth trying

Tequila Tangerine Dream

Tequila Tangerine Dream combines lavender and tangerine in a mojito-style drink

Lemon Verbena Spring Fling Cocktail

Now that spring is in full bloom, it’s time to take advantage of all the fresh cocktail ingredients available to us!

I used fresh lemons and lemon verbena along with Tru2 Organic Gin, which is highly recommend for this cocktail (and others, for that matter). Lemon verbena has a flavor that is like a mild mint with a lemony finish, so we thought it would be perfect for muddling and mixing. And I was right.… Read more

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