These refreshing cocktail recipes are guaranteed to induce a summer state of mind.
Few culinary pleasures so exuberantly herald the arrival of summer weather as a frosty, crafted cocktail. Enjoyed poolside with friends, while tending the grill or relished solo with a great beach read, these stellar, sunshine-inspired cocktail recipes readily promote a summer state of mind.
The PATRÓN St-Rita offers an elegant variation on the classic margarita, effortlessly elevated by a dash of elderflower-infused ST~GERMAIN and a flourish of blooms, styled by renowned floral designer Maurice Harris. Bently Heritage Estate’s Lucas Huff spins a summer classic with his Freedom Tonic, a crowd pleaser that perfectly pairs fresh fruit with the Nevada distillery’s spicy and citrusy Juniper Grove Gin. And Kendie Williams, star mixologist at Four Seasons Resort Nevis, crafts a simple seasonal spritzer with The Waterfall.
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By Lucas Huff, Director of Brand Advocacy at Bently Heritage Estate Distillery.
● 1 ½ ounces Juniper Grove American Dry Gin
● ½ ounce top shelf grenadine
● tonic water
● fresh white peach
● fresh blueberries
Line the bottom of a goblet with the grenadine and fill with ice. Place ¼ of a white peach and the gin into a shaker and muddle. Shake with ice, and strain over an ice filled glass. Top with tonic water, fresh blueberries and chamomile.
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● 1 ½ ounce vodka
● ¾ ounce limoncello
● half handful of watermelon
● 8 basil leaves
● 2 ounces ginger ale
Muddle watermelon and basil in a shaker. Add vodka and limoncello; shake with ice and fine strain into an ice filled tall glass. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with a slice of watermelon and a basil leaf.
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