MA Cuisine: 11 Most Drink Summer in a Glass Cocktails

Summer is for garnishing your drink with a popsicle.

The best way to cool down in the hot summer is with a delicious, pretty cocktail. Here are 11 that are pretty much summer in your glass. Cheers!

1. Locojito

  

Muddle 6 mint leaves in the bottom of a tall glass. Add 3 oz coconut water and 1 1/2 oz Captain Morgan Loconut, and stir to combine. Add ice to fill, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

2. Strawberry Smash

Crush 2 strawberries in a glass, and add 3 basil leaves. Add 1 oz Stoli Strawberry Vodka and 1 oz lemonade, stir, and add ice. Garnish with basil.

3. May Flowers

ABSOLUT

In a shaker, add 1 1/2 oz Absolut Original, 3/4 oz Maraschino Liquor, 3/4 oz East India Sherry, 1 drop almond extract, and 3/4 oz lemon juice. Shake, and strain over crushed ice in a short rocks glass. Garnish with a bouquet of edible flowers.

4. Cloud 9

In a shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz gin, 3 oz soursop juice, 1 oz coconut-infused syrup, and 1 oz lime juice. Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, fresh coconut, and mint.

 

5. Patriot Punch

In a goblet filled with ice, add 2 oz Absolut Original, 1 oz lemonade, and 1 ounce watermelon juice. Garnish with frozen blueberries, strawberries, lemon wheels, and mint sprigs.

6. LocoNut Rocks

Add 3 oz Captain Morgan Loconut to a shaker filled with ice. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add a garnish of your choice.

7. Pop-Sea-Cle

In a 12 oz tumbler cup, add 1/2 oz Midori, St. Germain, or Aperol. Fill halfway with ice, gently place popsicle of choice resting on ice, and top with 6 oz Prosecco.

 

8. Chill Out, Grill Out

Muddle 2 lemons and 3 mint leaves in the bottom of a Collins glass. Add ice, 1 1/2 oz Absolut Original, 3 oz unsweetened iced tea, and 1/2 ozmaple syrup. Lightly stir, and garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wheel.

9. Ruby Mojito

BEAUTY & ESSEX

In a shaker filled with ice, add 1 1/2 oz Brugal rum?, 1/2 oz lime juice, 3/4 oz lemon simple syrup, and 3/4 oz allspice dram. Shake, and pour into a highball glass with ice. Top with royal Jamaican ginger beer, and garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedge.

 

10. Smokin’ Hot Pineapple

HORNITOS

In a shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz Hornitos Plata Tequila, 3/4 oz jalapeño rosemary syrup, 1/2 oz fresh pineapple juice, 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice, and 2 dashes Angostura bitters. Shake, and pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple chunk.

11. Sangria Fresca

TITOS

In a pitcher, add 8 ounce Tito’s Handmade Vodka, 1 bottle rosé, and 4 ounces Elderflower Liqueur. Cut 1 lemon and 1 lime into small wedges, add to the pitcher, and let sit for 4 hours. Finish off with a 12 ounce can of Fresca.

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