February 18, 2019

Hot! Gallery TGIF Cocktail Recipe of the Day: Lets Toast to the End of Summer

The calendar suggests that summer is officially but these cocktails suggest otherwise. Although, who wants to listen to the calendar when they are delicious cocktails to enjoy? And if you are trying to squeeze all of the summer activities that escaped you in a short time? Then you’re in like because same and here’s a primer on what cocktails I’ll enjoy during my activity fest (read: catching up on Netflix show).

Honey Smash
The Milagro Freshest Margarita
Spicy Verde
Twisted Bocktail
The Weekender
SVEDKA's BerrySummerSipper

Roses Honey Smash
1 1/2 ounce Four Roses Yellow Label Burbon
1/2 ounce Orange Curacao
1/2 ounce clover honey
Lemon and Orange Wheels

Directions: Add all ingredients to mason jar, fill with ice, cover and shake vigorously. Slice lemon and orange wheels and garnish.

The Milagro Freshest Margarita
Created by Milagro Tequila brand ambassador, Jaime Salas

2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
¾ parts Agave Nectar
1 part Fresh Lime Juice

Directions: Pour all ingredients in a Boston Shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.


1.3 oz. I.W Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
.75 oz. Lemon juice
.5 oz. Orgeat
.5 oz. Lucano Amaro
.5 oz. Mezcal
Glass: coupette
Garnish: Grated nutmeg

Directions: come ingredients, shake into the coupette glass


Korbel Drink - (Paloma Variation)
1.5 parts Herradura Silver
1 part Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1 part Grapefruit Liqueur
¾ parts Lime Juice
Brut Rosé Korbel Wine
Topped off with hint of Himalayan Salt

Directions: Muddle cucumber and mint leaves in a mixing glass, add all items except the ginger beer with ice and shake hard so that some of the ice melts. Strain into a tall glass with fresh ice, then top with ginger beer. Garnish with cucumber and mint leaves. In a mixing glass combine all the ingredients, slowly pouring champagne over the top. Garnish with an orange wedge.

Hornitos® Spicy Verde

2 parts Hornitos® Reposado Tequila
3 parts fresh pineapple juice
1/2 part fresh lime juice
2 dashes green habanero hot sauce

Direction: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime slice.

Twisted Bocktail
Created by Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY

1 ¼ parts Tres Agaves Reposado
¾ part Lemon
½ part Cointreau
½ part Simple Syrup

Directions:Combine all ingredients minus the beer; shake and strain into a highball. Top with beer and garnish with lemon.

The Grass is Absolutely Greener

1.5 part Absolut Citron
1 part wheatgrass
.5 part lime
.25 part agave nectar
2.3 mint leaves

Directions: Shake all ingredients and strain into a short rocks glass with no ice. Garnish with a sliced watermelon radish.

The Weekender

2 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka
1 oz. St Germain
½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 bar spoons of Watermelon Puree
1 oz. Club Soda

Direction: Activation instructions: Add ingredients (except club soda) into an ice filled shaker, and shake vigorously. Uncap shaker, and add club soda. Double strain mixture into and ice filled highball glass, and garnish with fresh fennel.

SVEDKA's Berry Summer Sipper 1¾ parts SVEDKA Vodka ¾ part lemonade ½ part triple sec 1 part cranberry juice Juice of 6 whole limes 12 cups ice Whole blueberries & sliced strawberries Directions: Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl. Add 5-6 cups of ice, stir, and garnish with blueberries and sliced strawberries. As the party continues add more ice and fruit as needed. Yields 25-30 servings.

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