FOUR SUMMER COCKTAILS TO MAKE THIS SEASON

Find your summer mood

Looking to elevate your next outdoor affair with a cocktail or two? Whether it’s afternoon aperitifs or a post-dinner nightcap, you’ll want to keep these four summer drink recipes on hand for occasions to come.

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JALAPEÑO CUCUMBER MARGARITAS

Spicy, refreshing, and a bit herbaceous, these jalapeño cucumber margaritas are the perfect summer cocktails for a summer afternoon alfresco.

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SPICE THINGS UP

Yields 6 drinks (1½ cups each)

INGREDIENTS

  • • 1 pound Persian cucumbers (about 7 cucumbers), roughly chopped
  • • ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • • 4 tablespoons spicy honey
  • • 1½ teaspoons finely grated fresh lime zest plus ¼ cup lime juice (from about 3-4 limes)
  • • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño, plus more diagonal slices for garnish
  • • Sea salt, to taste
  • • 6 to 8 ounces blanco tequila, depending on preferred strength
  • • Ice, as needed
  • • Tajín, for rimming

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a blender, blend the cucumbers, cilantro, spicy honey, lime zest, lime juice, and minced jalapeño until foamy.

2. Pour mixture into a fine-mesh sieve set over a large measuring cup and strain liquid from solids. Discard the solids. Reserve strained cucumber liquid until ready to serve.

3. When ready to serve, rim your glasses with hot honey and Tajín. Moisten the rim of aglass with honey. Sprinkle Tajín in a shallow rimmed plate, and dip the moistened rimof each glass into the seasoning to coat. Fill glasses with ice.

4. Working in batches, shake cucumber liquid and tequila in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Divide among prepared rocks glasses. Set a slice or two of jalapeño directly on top of the ice in each glass as desired and serve immediately.

ROSÉ SPRITZ

A fresh twist on the classic Aperol spritz, this easy-to-make rosé spritz is summer in a glass. Cheers!

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LET THE GOOD TIMES APEROL

Yields 1 spritz

INGREDIENTS

  • • 3 ounces pink prosecco, chilled
  • • 2 ounces seltzer
  • • 4 tablespoons spicy honey
  • • 1 ounce bitter orange liqueur, such as Aperol
  • • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • • Sliced orange, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Fill a wine glass halfway with ice. Add the prosecco, seltzer, orange liqueur, and lime juice and stir.

2. Garnish with an orange slice.

FRENCH 75

Treat yourself to an elegant favorite.

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POP THE BUBBLY

Yields 1 French 75

INGREDIENTS

  • • 1.5 ounces gin
  • •2 ounces of champagne
  • • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • • Lemon rind twist, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.

2. Shake until chilled and strain into a champagne flute.

3. Top with champagne and garnish with a twist of lemon.

ESPRESSO CARATINI

A Mexican-inspired take on a caffeinated classic.

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ESPRESSO YOURSELF

Yields 1 Caratini

INGREDIENTS

  • • 2 ounces vodka
  • • 3/4 ounce Licor 43
  • • 1 ounce freshly brewed espresso (cooled)
  • • 1 egg white (optional for foam)
  • • 1 pinch of salt (optional)
  • • Coffee Beans, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, then add vodka, Licor 43, espresso, simple syrup, plus your egg white and salt if you choose to use them.

2. Shake vigorously for a full minute and strain into a martini glass.

3. Garnish with coffee beans.


REFRESH YOURSELF WITH THESE
SUMMER COCKTAILS

Savor the summer alfresco with these recipes for summer cocktails. From refreshing spritzes to moody martinis, you’ll want to save these summer drink recipes for seasons to come. Find a recipe that fits your style? Up the ante with outdoor pieces that match the mood—whether it’s an organic oasis or a Nantucket-inspired retreat. Our favorite summer drink recipes put a fresh spin on classic summer cocktails.