Articles Tagged: Summer Coolers

Margarita of Love

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Pink drinks abound on Valentine’s Day. But here’s one that looks pretty in pink without being super sweet.

This drink will look beautiful as a part of a romantic display while still delivering kick-ass margarita goodness. So if you and your sweetie are more into cocktails than champagne, try the Margarita of Love this Valentine’s Day!

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Pineapple Mai Tai (AKA Pai Tai)

It’s cold, so let’s try a bit of the Tropics. Here’s a twist on the classic Mai Tai, AKA the Pai Tai!

Drink this while you pretend it’s still warm outside! (Unless you live in Hawaii, where I took this photo, in which case you don’t have to pretend)

This recipe differs from the Trader Vic’s recipe … but both are pretty tasty! This one includes pineapple juice because it is inspired by my recent … Read more

Banana Daiquiri

Just because it’s December doesn’t mean that only eggnog is on the cocktail menu. You’ve heard of “Christmas in July?” Well, now Drink of the Week is starting Summer in December by sharing some of our favorite tropical drinks.

Bananas have that tropical flair but are available all year.

This simple banana daiquiri isn’t thick or overly sweet — a common problem with many blended drinks. Instead it’s light and refreshing. Oh, and it doesn’t … Read more

42Zombie

The 42Zombie

1 tsp brown sugar
1 part lemon juice
1 part Bacardi Oro
1 part Bacardi 151
1 part 42BELOW Passionfruit
1 part unsweetened pineapple juice
1 part fresh lime juice
1 part Passion fruit syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters

Dissolve sugar and lemon juice, then add all other ingredients and shake well with crushed ice. Pour entire contents into a Collins glass and garnish with lime wedge.

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The Bubbly Apricot

Apricot is one of my favorite summer fruits, and what better way to enjoy it than in a champagne cocktail!

You can adapt this recipe to use any of your favorite fruits … or any of your favorite liqueurs, for that matter.

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Summer Gin Punch

Nothing like a cool cocktail to help you chill out during the summer heat.

This fruity and refreshing cocktail, created by Beefeater London Dry Gin, is a great way to celebrate the season. Cheers! 

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4th of July Watermelon Cocktail

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No 4th of July barbecue is complete without watermelon. I’d like to amend that statement to include watermelon cocktails!

This refreshing summer cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to whatever you’ll be throwing on the grill this Independence Day. Martha Stewart inspired this recipe, which I adapted from her watermelon and basil margaritas.

The watermelon is cool and refreshing, while the mint and basil balance the sweetness and give it a fresh, crisp herbal note. You … Read more

Strawberry Ginger Martini

It’s Mixology Monday time again and this month Rumdood is hosting the event. Although, Rumdood is all about rum, he chose Ginger as this month’s Mixology Monday theme.

Having an almost full bottle of the amazing Ginger Liqueur Domaine de Canton on the bar, I seized upon this opportunity. After checking the Domian de Canton site, I found a plethora of drinks to try. It was hard to choose as they all looked tasty. I … Read more

The Marpessa

 

 Cachaça is one of the hottest spirits this Summer thanks to the growing popularity of the caipirinha. Mixologists everywhere are quickly becoming fans of the spirit and taking cocktails way beyond the caipirinha and into unexplored and delicious territory.

This week’s drink is no exception. The “summer of cachaça” kicks off today, June 12th,

InternationalCachaça Day. The holiday was started by Sociedade Brasileira da cachaça, a Brasilian government organization. It was created to commemorate … Read more

Acai Grapefruit Cooler

Memorial Day, the official kickoff of Summer is upon us and that means tall, cool cocktails that are meant to be sipped slowly. i created this concoction of Veev Acai Liqueur, grapefruit juice and a spash of sparkling water. It’s kinda like a antioxidant-filled Greyhound. It’s a DOTW original!

 

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