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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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.