Three Refreshing Summer Cocktails
Eat, Drink, Celebrate.
When your brain goes into Summer mode, soaking up the sun with a cocktail in hand? If there's one thing we know, it's that nothing quite takes the edge off of a way-too-hot Summer day quite like a refreshingly chilled cocktail. For years we've all viewed margaritas, or piña coladas, or mimosas as our go to Summer libations, but the classics get old, not to mention that some people just don't like tequila or rum! So, to combat that and kick off this sunny season with something a little different, we're sharing three of our favorites. Featuring Gin, Vodka, Whiskey.
GIN & JUICE
We're loving this Gin-centric cocktail staple, with a fresh-squeezed twist. Call us picky but we prefer fresh-squeezed fruit 100% of the time when it comes to our cocktail ingredients, and this Gin & Juice will have you understanding exactly why. Pick up some citrus from the local farmers' market and mix up a couple of these cool-down cocktails tonight for dinner.
2 oz. Gin
This twist on the classic mojito is as refreshing as they come. The tart kick from the kiwi is perfectly complemented by the agave and the addition of cilantro makes the Green Machine unlike anything you've ever tasted. This is a great cocktail for "punchbowls," or when you want to whip up a large-batch drink for a party!
1 Tbsp. Agave
1/2 Lime, juice
1 Tbsp. Cilantro leaves
1 Kiwi, skinned and cubed
1 C. Club Soda
Start by muddling your cilantro leaves into the lime juice and agave syrup at the bottom of a shaker, then add your vodka and cubed kiwi. Throw in a few ice cubes and shake until thoroughly combined. Pour into your serving glass and top with club soda, then garnish with a cilantro sprig.
1 oz. Triple sec
3 Leaves of Sage
Squeeze the juice from 1/2 of a fresh orange into a shake, then muddle in your sage leaves. Add whiskey, triple sec, and ice, then shake until combined. Pour your mixture, without straining, into a glass and top with ginger beer.
We hope we've inspired you to mix things up this Summer, enjoy these cocktails with friends and family. Cheers and Happy Sunshine.