Articles Tagged: Summer Cocktails

Pimm’s Cup

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Mardi Gras is next week and here’s a refreshing and light cocktail to get you ready for what lies ahead! The Pimm’s Cup was created in London by James Pimm in the 1840s but was adopted (and adapted) by the city of New Orleans! Here’s the Napoleon House version, which is now a New Orleans classic.

Pimm’s No. 1 is a tea-colored liqueur made with gin. Its said that the traditional version is made with … Read more

Blooming Fizz

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Beat the heat with this summer chiller created by mixologist, Kim Haasarud, of Liquid Architecture. Elderflower liqueur is combined with lemon sorbet and Champagne for a bubbly, sweet treat with a bit of lemony pucker. Now, which way to the pool?

Let us know what you think! Courtesy of Moët & Chandon.… Read more

Blackberry Smash

Wild blackberries are so much sweeter and juicier than their store-bought counterparts. In Northern California, you’ll see them growing wild on the side of the road. I grabbed some bowls, gathered wild berries, and turned them into a simple and satisfying late-summer cocktail. If you can’t find wild berries or some farm-fresh ones at a roadside stand or farmers market, you will probably need to add a little sugar to this recipe.

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3 oz … Read more

Peach Scotch Smash

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Smashing up some peaches and adding a little booze makes for a damn fine drink! This simple recipe is light enough for summer but has a great whiskey kick.

This recipe uses a mellow blended scotch, but Canadian or Irish whiskey would also work well.… Read more

Apricot Fizz

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If you’re loving the summer farmers market as much as we are, this is a drink for you! Apricots in the store are often hard and sour.

We used the homemade cherry bitters from this recipe. It’s a super-easy recipe, but you can definitely substitute store-bought cherry bitters. If you use commercial cherry bitters or another type of bitters, such as Angostura, be aware that they will be a little stronger and so you will … Read more

Raspberry Sparkler

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The 4th of July may be over, but refreshing red cocktails are here to stay! This drink gets its bright red hue from raspberries, Campari and blood orange soda. The combination of bitter and sweet is enhanced with the subdued smoke of tequila reposado.

We used Cabo Wabo tequila and blood orange Italian soda from Whole Foods, but there are a variety of brands that will do the trick. If you can’t find blood orange … Read more

Buon Giorno!

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Created by Sierra Zimei of the Seasons Bar and Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, courtesy of Campari.… Read more

Cucumber-Basil Collins

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A tall, cool collins is my favorite weapon against a hot day. This cocktail was an excuse to use the gin I infused with cucumbers and the basil I’ve been growing in a container on my deck. And it was the most refreshing, satisfying drink I’ve had in a long time. The cucumber gin was extremely easy to make and adds a lightly sweet flavor to the cocktail.… Read more

Summer Solstice Smash

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Today, it’s officially summer. Let’s celebrate with fresh fruit and booze! June 21 is the summer solstice, so we created this refreshing but not-to-sweet cocktail to start the season off right.… Read more

Berry Red Summer

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Summer is here … and so are fresh summer cocktails! This one features red raspberries and red grapefruit along with Holland gin and honey liqueur for a brightly colored, lightly sweetened drink. Holland gin has less juniper flavor and more citrus notes than London dry gin, which is what we usually think of when we think “gin.”

We used Damrak gin and Barenjager honey liqueur, but feel free to use your favorites!

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2 oz … Read more

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