Cocktails To Beat The Summer Heat

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With July just around the corner, the dreaded summer heat and humidity is about to reach an all time high. To help you cool down, we are sharing some of the tastiest and thirst quenching summer cocktail recipes we know. So sit back, relax, and sip!


Lemon Thyme Bourbon Tonics

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. Amontillado sherry
  • 3/4 oz. Thyme & Honey Syrup
  • 1/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1 large piece fresh thyme (with at least 5 branches)
  • 1 cup hot water (near simmering temperature)
  • 1 cup honey
  • Garnish – lemon wedges/thyme sprigs

For the syrup: In a small bowl, combine the thyme and hot water and let stand for 15 minutes. Next, stir in the honey until it dissolves completely. Let stand 5 minutes, then remove the sprigs of thyme. The remaining mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.

For the cocktail: With the syrup prepared, add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and lemon wedge.


Guava Kombucha Cocktail

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INGREDIENTS:

  • fresh ginger
  • 1 shot vodka
  • guava kombucha

For the cocktail: Muddle ginger with a mortar and pestle. Add to glass with 1 shot of your choice vodka and fill with guava kombucha. Enjoy!


Blood Orange Rose Floats

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IMAGE SOURCE: GREEN WEDDING SHOES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bottle of Sparkling Rosé
  • blood orange gelato, such as Talenti
  • Fresh Rosemary

For the float: Add a few scoops of gelato in your glass. Then add the sparkling Rose to the glass. Top with a sprig of rosemary and you are good to go!


Blue Margarita

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup blue curacao
  • 1/3 cup triple sec
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, about 8 limes
  • crushed ice

For the cocktail: In a pitcher combine all ingredients, but the ice, and mix until combines. Add ice to individual glasses and pour drinks over ice!


Spiked Lavender Lemonade

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IMAGE SOURCE: CITRUS ON MAIN

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces Sonoma Syrup Co. lavender simple syrup
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • Lemon wheels and a sprig of fresh lavender for garnish (optional)

For the cocktail: Fill a highball (or large rocks) glass with ice. If using garnishes, tuck lemon wheels into the sides of the glass using the ice to hold them in place. Add vodka, lavender simple syrup and lemon juice to glass and stir gently. Top with club soda and garnish with fresh lavender sprig, if desired.