With social distancing still in place, making a refreshing Summer cocktail has never been more important! Lay out your picnic blanket or take in the sun on your porch, but don’t forget to take one of these amazing cocktails with you!
1. Lynchburg Lemonade
1 ¼ oz Jack Daniels
¾ oz triple sec
2 oz sour mix
Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge, if desired.
2. Pearisan Martini
3 oz pear vodka
3 oz St-Germain
1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 dash angostura bitters
Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of pear, if desired.
3. Coconut Mojito
6 fresh mint leaves
3 lime wedges
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 ¼ oz Rhum Barbancourt rum (most recipes call for white rum, but I love this dark rum substitute!)
½ oz Malibu coconut rum
1 oz cream of coconut
1 cup club soda, chilled
garnishes: lime wedge, fresh mint leaves, pinch of grated coconut
Muddle mint leaves, lime wedges and brown sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add white rum, coconut rum and cream of coconut. Fill shaker with ice, and stir until chilled. Strain mixture into a glass and top with club soda. Garnish, if desired.
4. Buchanan’s Pineapple Cranberry
1 ½ oz Buchanan’s DeLuxe Blended Scotch Whiskey
3 oz fresh pineapple juice
3oz cranberry juice
Mix all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, stir and pour into a glass with ice. Garnish with a cherry and slice of pineapple, if desired.
5. Rose, Gin & Campari Cocktail
1 ½ oz dry gin (or vodka)
½ oz Campari
½ oz honey
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz orange juice
1 strawberry, muddle
garnishes: orange slice
Mix gin, Campari, honey, lemon juice, orange juice and muddled strawberry into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and pour into a glass with ice. Top with sparkling rose. Garnish with an orange slice, if desired.
Drop a note and let me know your favorite!