Happy First Day of Summer! Today is the longest day of the year in the US and the official start to the summer season. Therefore, we’ve decided to share some of our favorite summer cocktails to cool off after being out in the hot summer sun!
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Created by Maxwell Britten
1oz. Greenhook Beach Plum Gin
1oz. Greenhook Gin
½ oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth
½ oz. Bonal Gentiane Quina
Add Beach Plum Gin, gin, Dolin Blanc, Bonal, and bitters to mixing glass. Add ice. Stir. Strain into coup or cocktail glass. Garnish with burnt orange peel.
Pomchi Smash Pomchi Smash
Created by Paolo Votano, Bocca di Bacco & On The Rocks, New York City
1½ oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo
2 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
10 fresh raspberries
5 mint leaves
Dash Angostura Bitters
Muddle raspberry with the mint. Add the rest of the ingredients. Shake hard and strain into a highball glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with raspberry and mint.
Watermelon Passion Spritzer
Created by Niccole Trzaska, New York City
1 1⁄2 parts Pucker Watermelon Wow Vodka
1 1⁄2 parts Passion Fruit Juice
2 1-inch Chunks of Watermelon
Splash Lemon Sour
Muddle watermelon chunks in a shaker, add ice and remaining ingredients. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a highball glass. Garnish with passion fruit pulp and watermelon ball or chunk.
'The Deep End' Sangria
Created by Omni Hotels & Resorts.
4 oz. Little Black Dress Moscato
¾ oz. Perfect Puree Blueberry Puree
½ oz. Finest Call White Sangria
1 oz. orange juice
Combine all the ingredients (including the berries) in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a wine glass and serve.
Ciroc Pomegranate Lemonade
Created by Ciroc
1.5 oz. Ciroc Red Berry
1 oz. Lemonade
.5 oz. Pomegranate Juice
.5 oz. Lemonchelo
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
Build: In a mixing tin, add all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled coup glass and garnish with a lemon twist.