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