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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Simple Summer Cocktails

Midsummer Mimosa

2 parts Orange Juice

2 parts Sparkling Wine

Garnish with Orange Slice

Method: Combine Hendrick’s Midsummer and orange juice in a flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with orange slice.

The Malt JulipCreated by Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Allan Roth

2 parts Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve

Bruised Mint Leaves

Simple Syrup

Method: Build with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprigs in a traditional Julep cup.

Irish Gold Rush - Created by Tullamore D.E.W National Ambassador Donna Stewart

¾ parts Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ parts Honey Syrup

Lemon Twist

Method: Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake until well chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass, garnish with a lemon twist.

Fistful Old Fashioned

½ parts Simple Syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Method: Combine ingredients and stir over ice. Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a large grapefruit peel (optional).

Guilty by AssociationCreated by Reyka Vodka National Ambassador Trevor Schneider

1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka

¾ part Aperol

¾ part Lime

¼ part Turbinado Simple

Method: Combine all ingredients. Possible middle limes. Serve over crushed ice in rocks glass and garnish with lime slice.

The ExeneCreated by Hudson Whiskey National Ambassador David Powell

1 part Aperol Aperitif

½ part Fresh Lemon Juice

½ part Honey Syrup

Half-dropper of Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters (comes in dropper format—2 dashes if decanted into dasher bottle)

DIRECTIONS: add ingredients to shaker with ice, and shake to chill.

Option #1 (center): shaken with egg white or ¾ oz aquafaba (chickpea water), strained into cocktail glass, and garnished with lemon twist

Option #2 (left): strained over ice and topped with soda and garnished with lemon wedge

Option #3 (right): strained over the rocks and garnished with lemon wedge & cherry


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