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End-of-Summer Cocktail Recipes

Honeydew Cucumber CocktailIn many parts of the country, it’s already beginning to look like fall. But there’s still time for end-of-summer parties before the cold, blustery weather sets in. To liven up your get-together, here are several wonderful cocktail recipes courtesy of mixologists from across the country that will transport the taste buds to the beach with just a single sip.

Note: These are artisan cocktail recipes developed by creative mixologists. If a recipe calls for an ingredient you’re not familiar with, ask at your local liquor store.


Honeydew Cucumber Sour

Recipe courtesy elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley, Arizona.

• 1 oz Martin Miller’s Reformed Dry Gin (or your favorite gin brand)

• .5 oz Freshly Pressed Lemon Juice

• 1.5 oz Freshly Extracted Honeydew Juice

• ¼ oz House Blended Clover Honey Syrup

• 1 dash Orange Bitters

Shake, pour and add sliced cucumber


Toasted Tropics CocktailToasted Tropics

Recipe courtesy Lead Mixologist Zachary Blair at Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, New York.

• 2 oz Leblon Cachaca (An artisan spirit from Brazil.)

• 1 oz Banana Liquor

• .75 oz Peach Syrup

• 2 oz Pineapple Juice

• 3 dashes of Coffee Bitters

• Splash of lime

Shake well and pour into a Collins glass.




Harlemese Sangria - Marriott Pompano Beach (960x1280)Harlemese Sangria

Recipe courtesy McCoy’s Oceanfront at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

• 1.5 oz St. Germain Elder Flower Liqueur

• 4 oz Riesling



Fresh mint


In an ice-filled wine glass add strawberries, blueberries, mint lemon and orange and pour St. Germain and Riesling. Top with soda water.




Mango Daiquri - Sea Crest Beach Hotel (1280x851)Mango Daiquiri

Recipe courtesy Red’s Restaurant & Lounge at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, Massachusetts.

• 3 oz Mango Puree

• .5 oz Bacardi Gold

• .5 oz Sweet and Sour Mix

Blend with 1.5 cups of ice until smooth and frozen. Garnish with slice of orange and mint.


Painted House Margarita - Harbor View Hotel (851x1280)Painted House Margarita

Recipe courtesy Henry’s Bar at the Harbor View Hotel, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

• 2 oz Silver Tequila

• 1 oz Triple Sec

• 2 oz of POM Pomegranate Juice

• House Made Sour Mix (Mix two cups of simple syrup to one cup of lemon juice, one cup of lime juice, and 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice)

• Salt

• Lime wheel

Combine tequila, triple sec, sour mix and pomegranate juice over ice in a pint glass and shake back and forth into a metal shaker. Rim the pint glass with salt, pour contents from shaker into glass, and garnish with a lime wheel.


Shape & Spice Daiquiri - Sofitel New York (960x1280)Shape & Spice Daiquiri

Recipe Courtesy Gaby Bar at the Sofitel New York, New York.

• 2 oz Lemon Voli Vodka

• 1 oz Coconut Water

• .5 oz Ginger Puree

• .5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

• 1.5 dash Tabasco

• 3 Blackberries

• Club Soda

Muddle vodka, coconut water, ginger puree, lime juice, tobacco and one blackberry. Pour into a high ball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and two blackberries.

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Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at