Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer Recipes to Cool You Off!

These drinks recipes will help cool you off this summer. Have some fun and do a little experimenting with these Summer Drink Recipes.

 

Sweet Summer Drink Recipes:

Tropical

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 2 oz. Rum 1/2 oz. Lime Juice 1/4 slice Pineapple 1 dash Grenadine Instructions: Sprinkle sugar on pineapple slice. Beat all ingredients in electric blender. Pour unstrained. Serve with short straw.

Cuban Ginger

Tweet I’m a big bourbon and ginger ale fan and never really thought rum and ginger ale would go together, boy was I wrong! A simple cocktail to enjoy. Cocktail Ingredients: 1/2 oz apple liqueur 2 oz dark rum ginger ale Directions: In a tall glass (mojito glass) add ice cubes, apple liqueur, rum and […]

Margarita

Tweet A few drinks are so popular that they have a special glass named after them; this is one. Served on the rocks or frozen the salted rim always makes it stand apart. Cocktail Ingredients: 1 oz. Tequila 1 oz. Triple Sec 1 oz. Lime or Lemon Juice Instructions: Shake well with cracked ice. Rub […]

Jamaican Banana

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1/2 oz. Light Rum 1/2 oz. White Creme de Cacao 1/2 oz. Creme de Banana 2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream 1 oz. Half and Half 1 Whole Banana Instructions: Blend until smooth and pour into brandy snifter. Garnish with strawberries, banana slices and nutmeg.

Old Rose Daiquiri

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 2 Dark rum 1 tsp. sugar Lime juice Strawberry syrup 2 Strawberries Instructions: Pour all ingredients and ice into a blender and blend till ice is crushed. Serve in a daiquiri or martini glass.

Strawberries & Cream

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 oz. Strawberry Schnapps 1 1/2 tbsp. Sugar 2 oz. Half and Half 2 oz. Whole Strawberries Instructions: Blend with 2 cups crushed ice until smooth. Pour into champagne flute. Garnish with strawberry. Serves two.

Pineapple Mint Cooler

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 2 oz. Gin 2 tsp. White Creme de Menthe 1 oz. Lemon Juice 3 oz. Pineapple Juice Club Soda Instructions: Shake well with cracked ice all but club soda. Strain into collins glass filled with ice. Add club soda. Garnish with pineapple stick.

Mint Julep

Tweet The first appearance of a mint julep in print came in a book by John Davis published in London in 1803 but the origins are clouded. What is known is that it has been the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby since 1938. This drink is refreshing on a hot day and warms you […]

Raspberry Margarita

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 2 ounces Tequila 1 ounce Raspberry liquor 1 ounce Lime Juice 2 ounce Sweet and Sour mix Instructions: Mix all ingredients in Margarita glass or use blender for frozen version. Moisten rim of glass and coat with sugar.

Sazerac

Tweet Great for summer and winter. One of the oldest cocktails, this one is always best served chilled chilled glass, not on the rocks. Cocktail Ingredients: 2oz Rye, do not use bourbon 1/4 oz simple syrup 4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 1 dash Angostura bitters Splash of water Instructions: Fill mixing glass with ice and stir […]

Isle of Coconut

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. White Rum 2 tsp. Cream of Coconut 2 tsp. Lime Juice 1 tsp. Lemon Juice 1 tsp. Orange Juice 1 tsp. Sugar Syrup Instructions: Mix all in blender with 3 oz. crushed ice until smooth. Pour into collins glass. Add slices of coconut.

Kahlua Colada

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz. Kahlua 1 oz. Rum 1/2 oz. Cream 1 oz. Cream of Coconut 2 oz. Unsweetened Pineapple Juice 1/2 oz. Lime Juice Instructions: Blend with 1/2 cup crushed ice until smooth. Pour into collins glass.

Frozen Mint Daiquiri

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 2 oz Light Rum 1 tbsp Lime Juice 1 1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps 1 tsp Sugar 1 cup Ice Instructions: Blend until smooth.

Rum Soaked Watermelon

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 1 whole Watermelon 1 pint Light Rum Instructions: Cut small plug out of side of watermelon. Pour in Rum. Refit hole with plug and tape with strong tape. Let watermelon soak for 24 hours, rotating 1/4 turn every few hours. Take out plug and pour out excess Rum. Slice watermelon and serve.

Kiwi – Cilantro Mojito

Tweet Cocktail Ingredients: 4 sprigs of cilantro 4 mint leaves 1/4 lime 1 peeled and halved kiwi 1/2 tbsp. sugar 1/2 tbsp. water 2 oz. rum club soda Instructions: Muddle kiwi, cilantro and mint together. Add rum and ice then fill with club soda. Garnish with lime.

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