Sit back in the comfort of your coziest chair and make the most of the last bits of summer heat. Whether you are inviting a crowd or just relaxing by yourself, these cocktail recipes have you covered for an instant mix.
Recipe by The Manual
Blue Cenote cocktail made with Herradura Silver Tequila, Source: Website
Blue Cenote exudes summer vibes with its blue color and tropical flavors of pineapple, lime, and honey. All you need to do is put the ingredients together for a swim in the blue lagoon paradise.
- 1.5 oz Herradura Silver Tequila
- 0.5 oz blue curaçao
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 0.5 oz honey syrup
- 5 dashes of aromatic bitters
Combine all the ingredients, except bitters, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Fill a hurricane glass with crushed ice. Place aromatic bitters over the top of the cocktail and garnish with a pineapple slice.
Recipe by Hotel Christopher Saint-Barth
Cocktail with a herbaceous and spicy twist, Source: Instagram
With four ingredients in equal parts, Amber Dream has a perfect herbaceous and spicy twist given by the Green Chartreuse. Prepare this one on a fly with the award-winning Barr Hill Gin throwing honey sweetness into the mix.
- 1 part Campari
- 1 part gin (try Barr Hill Gin, Gin of the Year, 2021 USA Spirits Ratings)
- 1 part red vermouth
- 1 part Green Chartreuse
Fill a mixing glass with ice, add the liqueurs. Cool down using a mixing spoon and serve over ice in an old-fashioned or rocks glass.
Gins & Roses
Recipe by Town & Country Magazine
Gins & Roses cocktail, Source: Website
Glowing with herbs and juniper on the nose, Gins & Roses has an immensely soft and generous palate, thanks to The Botanist Islay Dry Gin. The cocktail is a bit frothy, finishing off smoothly.
- 0.5 oz lemon juice
- 0.5 oz rose & peppercorn infused syrup
- 0.5 oz Aperol
- 1.5 oz gin (try The Botanist Islay Dry Gin, gold medal, 2021 USA Spirits Ratings)
Combine all ingredients into a shaker. Shake vigorously. Double strain into a rocks glass with cubed ice. Garnish with a rosebud and lemon slice.
Recipe by Liquor.com
Averna Limonata, Source: Website, image by Tim Nusog
Perfect to sip on a summer afternoon, Averna Limonata is a zesty highball balancing bitter nuances of the Averna with zesty lemon flavors.
- 2 oz Averna
- 4 oz lemon soda (such as San Pellegrino Limonata)
- Garnish: lemon wheel
- Garnish: sage leaf
Add the Averna and lemon soda into a Collins glass with ice and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon wheel and sage leaf.
Recipe by Helix Vodka
Fruity Viking Weakness cocktail, Source: Website
Infusing nuances of green fruits, Viking Weakness is a sumptuous summer cocktail. Blossoming with elderflower notes of the St. Germain liqueur, the drink will keep you hydrated in the heat.
- 1 kiwi slice
- 1 cucumber slice
- 0.5 oz St. Germain
- 1.5 oz Helix Vodka
- 0.5 oz lime juice
- 0.5 oz simple syrup
- Top with lime soda
Muddle the kiwi and cucumber together before adding Helix Vodka, St. Germain, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake together and pour into a tall glass with ice. Top with lime soda.
Red Raspberry Lemonade
Recipe by New Amsterdam
Raspberry flavored lemonade, Source: Website, image by Jason Varney
Lemonades were made to beat the summer heat, and Red Raspberry Lemonade does so with style. Easy to make, easy to drink, and easily a must-have in your summer drinking list.
- 1.5 oz New Amsterdam Raspberry Vodka
- 4 oz lemonade
- Drizzle of grenadine
Add all ingredients over ice in a Collins glass. Stir together to combine. Garnish with a lemon wheel and fresh raspberries.
Blue Moon Mango Margarita
Recipe by Tipsy Bartender
Blue Moon Mango Margarita
Balancing the palate with its crisp citrus notes, the award-winning Teremana Reposado adds vanilla essence to the fruitful mango cocktail topped with beer. Tipsy times call for a boozy mango blast.
- 1 oz tequila (try Teremana Reposado, Tequila of the Year, 2021 USA Spirits Ratings)
- ½ oz triple sec
- ½ sweet & sour mix
- 1 cup frozen mangoes
- Blue Moon beer
Combine ice, mango, tequila, triple sec, and sweet and sour in a blender. Pour the mix into a large glass and add a bottle of blue moon beer.
Header image - Christopher Saint-Barth, Source: Instagram