10 Summer Drinks + How To Make Them
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Combine in a highball glass:
1 heaping bar spoon diced cucumber
3‐5 medium sized mint leaves
.75 oz fresh lime
.75 oz Pom juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Muddle at the bottom of the glass, and then add 2 oz Bacardi Limon.
Top with crushed iceand fill with soda.
Garnish with mint sprig.
Combine in a cocktail shaker with ice:
1.25 oz Svedka Clementine Vodka
.25 oz lemon juice
1 packet Splenda
1 oz soda
Shake all ingredients (shake vigorously as usual to dissolve all Splenda)
Strain into martini glass.
Garnish with three mini, white marshmallows on skewer. Allow a little space between the marshmallows (freezing ahead of time makes them easier to skewer).
2 oz Bauza Pisco Brandy
3/4 oz local strawberry simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1 egg white
8 drops of Brooklyn Hemispherical rhubarb bitters
Dry shake egg white with simple syrup (combine in a cocktail shaker with no ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds).
Add Brandy, strawberry simple syrup, and fresh lemon.
Add ice and shake for 10 seconds.
Strain into chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with 8 drops of rhubarb bitters.
3 small basil leaves
1 1/2 oz Sobieski Vodka
1/2 oz Créme de Violette
1/2 oz St. Germain
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz MEM Tea Hibiscus Simple Syrup *
Splash Vigna del Sole Prosecco Treviso
Hibiscus Simple Syrup:
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil with 1 cup sugar and 4 tablespoons of Hibiscus Herbal Tea from MEM Tea Imports. Steep for 10 minutes then strain.
Muddle the basil leaves gently with a pinch of granulated cane sugar to release the oils in the herb.
Add the vodka, Violette, St. Germain, lemon and hibiscus simple syrup to your shaker with a scoop of ice.
Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
Pour the drink (ice, basil and all) into a tall collins glass.
Add Prosecco to fill the glass.
Photograph: Samantha Jade Royds
Combine in a glass, or if making for a crowd, a pitcher:
2 parts vodka
1 part Campari
3 parts fresh lemon juice/simple syrup
Splash of orange juice
Splash blood orange juice
Top with sparkling wine.
Pour into Cabernet-sized wine glasses, and garnish with strawberry, mint, and cucumber.
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