30 Summer Cocktails to Try This Season

What better way to cool off during the warm summer months than with a cool and refreshing summer cocktail?

However, there's one problem:

There are literally THOUSANDS of recipes you could try.

Don't believe me?

Just Google "summer cocktails" and you'll see what I mean.

Fortunately for you, we've done the hard word of finding the best summer cocktails.

You only need to get the ingredients, pick the best barware tools, and shake those cocktails!

Whether you are grilling in the back yard, throwing a summer party or just chilling out, these delightful cocktail recipes are sure to refresh as well as impress.

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1. Limoncello Collins

Servings: 8 Drinks

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Description

The Collins was most likely named after 19th-century bartender John Collins of London's Limmer's Hotel. The Tom Collins was originally made with Old Tom, a sweet style of gin that's extremely hard to find today.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces limoncello (lemon-flavored liqueur)
  • 12 ounces gin
  • 8 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 24 paper–thin lemon slices
  • Ice
  • 16 ounces chilled club soda
  • 8 mint sprigs

How to Prepare It

  1. In a pitcher, combine the limoncello, gin and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.
  2. Press 3 thin lemon slices against the inside of each of 8 collins glasses.
  3. Add ice to the glasses.
  4. Stir the limoncello mixture and pour it into the glasses.
  5. Stir 2 ounces of club soda into each drink and garnish with a mint sprig.

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2. Hibiscus Swizzle

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

Swizzles are drinks that are typically served over crushed ice and churned with a swizzle stick until supercold. Small ice cubes are a fine substitute for crushed ice.

Ingredients

  • Small ice cubes or crushed ice
  • 3 oz. youngberry juice or 2 oz. mixed-berry juice and 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce Hibiscus Syrup
  • 1 ounce chilled club soda

How to Prepare It

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the youngberry juice, lemon juice and Hibiscus Syrup and shake well.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled highball or collins glass and stir in the club soda.

3. Layered Lemonade Drops

Servings: 4 Drinks

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Description

Don't be fooled by it's pretty layers; this baby packs a punch.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. vodka
  • 8 oz. mango lemonade
  • 8 oz. pink lemonade blended with ½ cup of strawberries
  • 8 oz. regular lemonade
  • Ice

How to Prepare It

  1. Fill blender with 1/3 of vodka and mango lemonade and ice. Blend and set aside.
  2. Repeat 2 more times, first with strawberry/pink lemonade then regular lemonade.
  3. Chill each mixture, and keep each layer chilled until ready to pour in glass.
  4. Pour into serving glass in layers starting with mango mix, then strawberry/pink lemonade mix, and lastly regular lemonade.

4. Mango Cocktail

Servings: 8 Drinks

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Description

Kick-start the evening with these tangy cocktails spiked with vodka and Cointreau.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. vodka (preferably Grey Goose)
  • 2.5 oz. cup Cointreau
  • 16 oz. mango puree
  • 2 oz. lime juice Fresh mango wedges

How to Prepare It

  1. In a large glass pitcher, combine all ingredients; refrigerate until cold.
  2. Serve chilled, in cocktail glasses, garnished with fresh mango wedges.

5. Summer Scotch

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

Purists maintain that Scotch—especially single malt—must be drunk only straight, on the rocks or, if you must, with a splash of water, and they generally tend to think of it as a winter tipple. To each his own, but until the mid-1800s, most Scotch was actually consumed in punch. Today, these concoctions are enjoying a revival in Edinburgh’s stylish bars and allow for all kinds of experimentation. They are also great served outdoors in warm weather (think barbecues).

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Light, smoky Scotch whisky (Talisker is ideal)
  • 1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz. Rhubarb, Ginger and Honey Syrup* (or to taste)
  • 1 handful Summer berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or a combination)
  • Quality ginger ale
  • Orange wedge, mint sprig and summer berries for garnish
  • Glass: Highball

How to Prepare It

  1. Add all ingredients except the ginger ale to a highball glass filled a third of the way with crushed ice. Stir lightly.
  2. Crown with a splash of ginger ale.
  3. Garnish with an orange wedge, mint sprig and a few summer berries.

*How to Prepare the Rhubarb, Ginger and Honey Syrup

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 Rhubarb stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 to 3 slices Fresh ginger
  • 2 oz Honey, plus more if desired

How to Prepare It

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rhubarb breaks down into a pulp.
  3. Taste, and add more honey if desired.
  4. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and refrigerate until cold before using.

6. Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos

Servings: 4 Drinks

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Description

Strawberries sweeten these mojitos from Joaquin Simo. "This is a great drink when you're in the mood for something fruity," says Simo. Use a molasses-based rum (like white Brugal) for a smoother drink, or a sugarcane-based rum (such as white Barbancourt) for a drier cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 8 lemon wedges
  • 24 mint leaves, plus 4 mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)
  • 4 strawberries, plus 2 halved strawberries, for garnish
  • Ice cubes, plus crushed
  • 8 ounces gold or aged rum
  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces prepared sugarcane syrup or agave nectar

How to Prepare It

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon wedges with the whole strawberries and mint leaves.
  2. Add ice and the rum, lemon juice and sugarcane syrup; shake well.
  3. Strain into crushed ice–filled highball glasses.
  4. Garnish with the berry halves and mint sprigs.

7. Piña Colada Sangría

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Description

One sip will transport you to the tropics.

Ingredients

  • 1 750-ml. bottle white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 16 oz. pineapple juice
  • 8 oz. Seltzer
  • 8 oz. chopped pineapple
  • 4 oz. coconut rum
  • 2 oz. maraschino cherries

How to Prepare It

  1. In a pitcher combine white wine, pineapple juice, seltzer, pineapple, coconut rum, and maraschino cherries. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Garnish with pineapple and serve.

8. Rum-Brandy Punch

Servings: 30 Drinks

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Description

Real punch, the kind people fixed back when it was the King of Mixed Drinks, is a refreshing, balanced, sophisticated and thoroughly serious affair, made according to time-tested rules from quality ingredients. Fortunately, those rules are simple and the ingredients widely available.

Ingredients

  • Peels of 4 lemons
  • 1 cup Fine-grained raw sugar
  • 8 oz. Fresh lemon juice, strained
  • 24 oz. VSOP cognac or armagnac
  • 8 oz. Dark, strong Jamaican rum
  • 40 oz. Cold water
  • Garnish: Nutmeg
  • Glass: Punch

How to Prepare It

  1. In a 1-gallon punch bowl, muddle the lemon peels with the sugar and let stand for 3 or 4 hours.
  2. Add the lemon juice and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Slide in a 1-quart block of ice and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
  5. Ladle into punch cups in 3-ounce portions.

9. Cuba Libre

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

In the simplified form of rum and Coca-Cola, this was one of the chief fuels that kept the home fires burning back during the Big One. It helped that there was practically nothing else to drink. This patient responds exceptionally well to Baker's Procedure, something cooked up by Charles H. Baker in his 1939 Gentleman's Companion. It requires you to muddle the squeezed-out lime shell in the bottom of the glass before adding the rest of the ingredients, in order to extract a little of the rind's bitter oil. Actually, though, this should be called Kappeler's Procedure, since it was George Kappeler who, in his 1895 Modern American Drinks, suggested it be employed to treat one Thomas Collins, then suffering from a slight case of the blahs.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. rum
  • 1 lime
  • Coca-Cola
  • Glass: Collins

How to Prepare It

  1. Squeeze a lime into a Collins glass, add 2 or 3 ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the rum (we like the golden type and really like a darker, more flavorful riserva).
  3. Drop in one of the spent lime shells and fill with cold Coca-Cola. Stir briefly.

10. Pink Grapefruit Salty Dog

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

This classic cocktail is tinted pink, but still features the bitter-sweet taste you love.

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt, for rim of glass
  • Grapefruit slice, for garnish
  • 2.5 oz. freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Campari liqueur, or grenadine
  • 1 to 1/2 cups ice cubes

How to Prepare It

  1. Place salt in a saucer. Moisten the rim of a glass with a grapefruit slice. Dip rim in salt.
  2. Combine juice and vodka with Campari or grenadine in the jar of a blender; blend.
  3. With the motor running, add ice until fully incorporated and slushy.
  4. Pour into prepared glass.

11. California Caipirinha

Servings: 8 Drinks

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Description

Duggan McDonnell riffs on the caipirinha by embellishing the classic combination of Cachaca, sugar and lime with Essensia Orange Muscat from Quady Winery in Madera, California.

Ingredients

  • 6 limes, cut into eighths
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 16 oz. Cachaça
  • 4 oz. Orange Muscat
  • 4 oz. Simple Syrup Ice

How to Prepare It

  1. In a pitcher, muddle the lime wedges with the sugar.
  2. Add the Cachaça, Orange Muscat and Simple Syrup and stir well.
  3. Add ice, stir again and strain the caipirinha into ice-filled rocks glasses.

12. Champagne Punch

Servings: 2 Drinks

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Description

Celebrate summer with a romantic and pretty drink designed specially for couples.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. tablespoons grenadine
  • 1.5 oz. tablespoons Cointreau
  • 1 oz. tablespoons brandy
  • 14 oz. champagne Raspberries, apples, or other seasonal fruit

How to Prepare It

  1. Fill a small ice bucket halfway with ice.
  2. Pour grenadine, Cointreau, brandy, and champagne over ice.
  3. Stir gently, and ladle punch into 2 wide-mouthed stemmed glasses.
  4. Garnish punch with raspberries, apples, or any other fruit in season.

13. Strawberry Daiquiri

Servings: 2 Drinks

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Description

This recipe leans towards the classic citrus-flavored cocktail, as opposed to the syrupy sugar bomb concoctions now available in buckets, pouches, and powders. Ripe strawberries are sweet enough, so there isn't any added sugar here. However, if yours aren't quite ripe, you can still indulge in a daiquiri. Just add a little simple syrup to amp up the sweetness. You'll find this is a great way to enjoy strawberries at their sweetest — not to mention, it's a perfect way to cool down this summer.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. white rum
  • 24 oz. fresh strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  • 2 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Ice cubes, as needed (see below for special notes)

How to Prepare It

  1. In a blender combine the rum, strawberries, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and ice. Pulse to evenly blend, then divide between glasses.
  2. Depending how thick you want your frozen daiquiri, you can add as much or as little ice as desired. Start with 8 oz.; then if you prefer it a little more slushy, add more ice a 4 oz. at a time and pulse to blend to your desired consistency.

14. Mango-Peach Sangria

Servings: 4 Drinks

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Description

John Besh of Restaurant August in New Orleans serves this lightly sweet, fruity white-wine sangria over plenty of ice cubes. "Use Viognier--it has a nice balance of fruit and acidity," he says.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. mint
  • 8 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 2 peaches, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 bottle Viognier
  • 2.5 oz. water
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar

How to Prepare It

  1. In a saucepan, cook the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves; transfer to a pitcher and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Stir in the Grand Marnier, Viognier, mango, peaches and mint and serve over ice.

15. Watermelon Punch

Servings: 4 Drinks

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Description

These iced watermelon cocktails are wonderful for an outdoor party.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups seeded watermelon, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 oz. white vermouth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 3 cups crushed ice Edible pansies, for garnish

How to Prepare It

  1. Place watermelon, vermouth, and sugar in a blender; process until watermelon has been liquefied, about 10 seconds.
  2. Add ice; process 3 seconds more.
  3. Garnish with pansies, and serve in chilled glasses.
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16. Kerasi Cocktail

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

The word “kerasi” means cherry in Greek; enjoy this sweet cherry cocktail made with fresh cherry puree.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. peach vodka
  • 1 oz. cherry puree (just blend fresh pitted cherries)
  • 1/2 oz. peach liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. cherry brandy
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice Sparkling wine, like Cava
  • Cherry, for garnish

How to Prepare It

  1. Shake all ingredients but the Cava over ice and strain into a flute. Top off with Cava.
  2. Garnish with a cherry.

17. Vodka-Thyme Lemonade

Servings: 8 Drinks

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Description

Infusing sugar syrup with fresh thyme gives this vodka lemonade sophisticated, seasonal flair.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 32 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 24 lemons
  • 16 oz. vodka

How to Prepare It

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 16 oz. water with the sugar and thyme; bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool to room temperature.
  2. Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a large glass measuring cup; discard thyme. You should have 16 oz. syrup. Cover with plastic; chill.
  3. In a large serving pitcher, stir together lemon juice, vodka, and chilled syrup; garnish with thyme. Divide evenly among eight tumblers filled with ice; serve immediately.

18. Blanca Julep

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

Bar manager Jennifer Zerboni likes to tinker with the classic mint julep during horse-racing season. She used to flavor this julep with a mint granite, but that proved "too sticky and messy." Now she makes the drink with mint simple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves, plus 3 mint sprigs
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. chilled club soda
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 lime wedge

How to Prepare It

  1. In a highball glass, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and Simple Syrup.
  2. Add the bourbon and club soda, then fill the glass with the crushed ice.
  3. Using a swizzle stick or bar spoon turned between both hands, swizzle for 10 seconds.
  4. Garnish with the mint sprigs and the lime wedge.

19. Plum Cocktails

Servings: 10 Drinks

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Description

Plum cocktails are made with gin and either yellow or red fruit; water is served with ice cubes that hold borage flowers in suspension.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 8 plums (red, yellow, or both), pitted and cut into 6 wedges each
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 10 oz. gin
  • Sparkling water

How to Prepare It

  1. Cook sugar and 12 oz. water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in plums; remove from heat. Refrigerate syrup until cold.
  3. Fill 10 tall glasses with ice. Squeeze 1 lime wedge into each glass; add wedge to glass.
  4. Stir 1/4 cup syrup and 1 ounce gin into each glass.
  5. Add sparkling water to fill; stir.
  6. Garnish with plums. Serve.

20. Hurricane

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Description

When in Rome? How about when in New Orleans? This powerful tropical drink will transport you to French Quarter during the first sip. Created in the 1940s, this super boozy rum-based concoction that will get the party started no matter where you are.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. White rum
  • 2 oz. Dark rum
  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Orange juice
  • 2 oz Passion fruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Grenadine

How to Prepare It

  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain into a large Hurricane glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange half-wheel and a cherry.

21. Blackberry-Mint Julep

Servings: 4 Drinks

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Description

Like the original, our julep features bourbon infused with mint. But this drink's signature sweetness is tempered by the tartness of blackberries, which also tint it a gorgeous shade of purple. Another twist: Our cocktail is blended with -- rather than served over -- ice, creating a slushy texture.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 oz. bourbon
  • 4 cups small ice cubes
  • 4 sprigs mint, for garnishing

How to Prepare It

  1. Roughly chop mint leaves.
  2. Puree the mint, blackberries, and sugar in a blender. Press through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard seeds.
  3. Rinse blender, then return puree to blender, and add bourbon and small ice cubes; blend until smooth.
  4. Divide mixture among 4 glasses.
  5. Garnish each with a mint sprig.

22. Minted Blueberry Lemonade

Servings: 4 to 6 Drinks

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Description

Make this refreshing and summer-inspired lemonade when fresh blueberries are in season or plentiful at the farmers markets.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 48 oz. water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 oz. fresh lemon juice

How to Prepare It

  1. In a large pitcher, muddle the blueberries and mint.
  2. Stir in the water, sugar and lemon juice, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Taste for sugar and lemon preferences and stir in additional sugar and/or lemon juice if desired.
  4. Chill and serve over ice.

23. Tequila Sunrise

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

The modern drink originates from Sausalito in the early 1970s, after an earlier one created in the 1930s in Phoenix, near Scottsdale. The cocktail is named for its appearance when served, with gradations of color resembling a sunrise.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila
  • 6 oz. orange juice
  • 3/4 oz. grenadine syrup
  • Orange slice, for garnish
  • High-quality maraschino cherry, such as
  • Luxardo, for garnish

How to Prepare It

  1. In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in the tequila and orange juice.
  2. Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

24. Tequila Sunset

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

Sunrise, sunset. Both occasions should have a cocktail to celebrate them, right? We’re (sort of) joking about the drinking at sunrise part, but we do love the idea of the classic tequila sunrise having a tequila sunset counterpart. In the standard drink, a mixture of tequila, orange juice and grenadine, the latter ingredient — a non-alcoholic, cherry-flavored syrup — is so dense that it (when poured carefully!) will separate itself from the OJ, sinking neatly to the bottom. But there’s a trick to get a rich red hue at the top of your glass: use soda water dyed with food coloring. Since water is less dense than juice, it will float on top of the glass. Plus, the cocktail will be less syrupy than the traditional version, if super-sweet drinks aren’t your thing.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 3-4 oz. orange juice
  • Soda water, to taste

How to Prepare It

  1. Using red food coloring, tint your soda water until it’s the desired shade of red. Set aside.
  2. Half fill a highball glass with ice cubes and pour in the tequila.
  3. Top up with orange juice and stir. 
  4. Slowly drizzle with tinted soda water, pouring slowly against the back of a spoon near the rim of the glass, allowing the liquid to float.

25. Rum Punch

Servings: 8 Drinks

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Description

This delicious rum punch recipe is courtesy of Nikki Elkins and was inspired by her visit to Honduras.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. light rum
  • 24 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 24 oz. fresh pineapple juice
  • 1.5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. grenadine Ice cubes
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced, for garnish

How to Prepare It

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the rum, juices, and grenadine. Stir until well blended.
  2. Fill glasses with ice; divide mixture between glasses.
  3. Garnish with lime and serve immediately.

26. Thai Basil Sangria

Servings: 12 Drinks

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Description

The Spanish drink sangria draws its name from the blood-red color of its traditional red wine base. This stripped-down version gets its rich golden hue--and zingy flavors--from white wine, fresh-squeezed orange juice and a kick of brandy.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 oz. 8 Thai basil sprigs
  • Zest of 1 lemon, peeled in 3-inch strips
  • Zest of 1 orange, peeled in 3-inch strips
  • 2 bottles chilled Pinot Grigio
  • 6 oz. brandy
  • 4 oz. fresh orange juice, strained Ice Chilled club soda
  • 12 thin orange slices, for garnish

How to Prepare It

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  2. Add the basil sprigs and lemon and orange zests. Let the syrup stand, stirring often, until cooled to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Discard the basil sprigs and zest strips.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine the basil syrup with the wine, brandy and orange juice.
  4. Pour the sangria into ice-filled glasses, top with club soda and garnish each drink with an orange slice.

27. Piña Colada

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Description

The Piña Colada is a classic tropical cocktail with rum, pineapple and coconut milk. This classic recipe will transport you to paradise. Getting caught in the rain is not required.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Light or gold rum
  • 2 oz. Coconut milk
  • 2 oz. Fresh pineapple juice

How to Prepare It

  1. To make the Piña Colada add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain into a Hurricane glass filled with fresh ice. (You may also blend all the ingredients with crushed ice instead.)
  3. Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple wedge.

28. Raspberry Caipirinha

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Description

A tasty twist on a Brazilian classic.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Superfine sugar
  • 6 Raspberries
  • 0.25 Lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 oz. Leblon Cachaça

How to Prepare It

  1. In a shaker, muddle the sugar, raspberries and lime.
  2. Add the cachaça and fill with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously and pour (unstrained) into a rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with an additional raspberry.

29. Colorado Cooler

Servings: 1 Drink

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Description

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey is a distinctive small-batch whiskey made in Denver from 100 percent malted barley. The flavor is malty and slightly vanilla-y.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. chilled club soda
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. malt whiskey
  • Ice 2 dashes of celery bitters (optional)
  • 4 cherries, preferably Rainier, pitted, plus
  • 1 cherry for garnish

How to Prepare It

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the 4 pitted cherries. Add ice and all of the remaining ingredients except the club soda and garnish. Shake well.
  2. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with a cherry.

    30. Rose Sorbet

    Servings: 6 Drinks

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    Description

    Because you're classy.

    Ingredients

    • 16 oz. rosé, divided
    • 1 1/4 cup sugar
    • 3 cups frozen raspberries
    • 1/2 cups fresh raspberries mint, for serving

    How to Prepare It

    1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup rosé and sugar. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
    2. In a blender combine frozen raspberries and 1/2 cup rose syrup. Process until smooth. Taste the mixture, adding more rose syrup if desired. Pour into a loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about an hour.
    3. To make floats, scoop small portions into champagne flutes and top with more rose. Add fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint to each glass.

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