Start the Summer Right With These Sweet Sippers!

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Saturday, June 21 marks not only the longest day of the year but the official start of summer (finally). With rooftop season in full swing as well as a slew of seasonal barbecues on your social calendar, there are plenty of opportunities to (safely) soak up the sun. You’ll have to find fun ways to spend the time, but a refreshing fruity cocktail is sure to keep you cool. Below are a few we plan on shaking up this weekend. Cheers!

Mango Sunrise


3 oz. Mango Lemonade Sparkling ICE

1 ½ oz. Tequila

Splash of Grenadine syrup

Lemon slices and mint for garnish (optional)

Using a tall Collins glass, pour the tequila and Mango Lemonade Sparkling ICE over ice. Stir gently to mix. Top with a splash of Grenadine syrup and garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs.

Peach Splash


1 ½ oz. Cruzan Peach Rum

½ oz. Lemon Juice

1 slice of Fresh Ginger

Tonic Water
Lightly muddle ginger in a tumbler. Add the rum & lemon juice over ice and shake. Pour into a rocks glass, top with Tonic water, and garnish with a peach slice.

Strawberry Smoothie Picnic 


4 oz. Altaneve Prosecco

4 oz. St. Germain

Muddled frozen strawberries

Keep the strawberries frozen before crushing for a cool in-season Prosecco beverage during the hot summer months. Garnish with a strawberry.

Don Siegel by Thomas Waugh


1 oz. Tequila Don Julio Reposado

1/3 oz. Dry Amontillado Sherry

1/3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1/3 oz. Agave Nectar Syrup

1 tsp. Apricot Liqueur

1 tsp. Mezcal

Angostura Bitters

Mint Sprigs for Garnish

Combine the tequila, dry amontillado sherry, fresh lime juice, agave nectar syrup, apricot liqueur and mezcal into a shaker. Shake well and pour the contents into a Collins glass over cracked ice. Add a few dashes of angostura bitters and garnish with mint sprigs.

Kentucky Summer Sunset byThe Rye House


1 oz. Wild Turkey 101

3/4 oz. Wild Turkey 81

1/2 oz. lemon juice

1/2 oz. Aperol

1/2 oz. maple syrup

Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously, and serve in a high ball glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.