Celebrate Summer Holidays with these Refreshing Spirits!

Friday 10th, May 2019 / 14:35 Written by
Celebrate Summer Holidays with these Refreshing  Spirits!

These William Grant & Sons Spirits make the Most of Summer Holidays

Celebrate summer with the following May and June holiday cocktails provided by William Grant & Sons, the global spirits company that has been named “Distiller of the Year” by the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition and International Spirits Challenge 12 times.

Mother’s Day – May 12

Toast the No. 1 lady in your life who does it all with this fruity, fabulous cocktail. The exquisite Spring Showers cocktails is made with Reyka Icelandic Vodka, created using Icelandic glacier spring water, which is some of the cleanest water in the world, adding to Reyka’s silky finish. Reyka Vodka’s Spring Showers is a cocktail for the mother who enjoys the finer things in life. www.reyka.com

Spring Showers

1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka

1 part Fresh Watermelon Juice

¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice

¾  part Lavender Syrup

Egg Whites

Cucumber Slices

In one shaker, add egg whites. In another shaker, muddle cucumber slices then add remaining ingredients. Combine shakers and dry shake. Add ice and wet shake. Serve strained into Coupe glass and garnish with lavender seeds on cucumber slices.

Memorial Day – May 27

Savor Sailor Jerry’s one of a kind Cherry Jerry cocktail this Memorial Day. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum was created to honor Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, a Navy vet who built his rep inking soldiers and sailors in WWII-era Honolulu. Crafted in the traditional Navy way, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is bold and smooth and continues to support the military through various activities and charitable donations. For more information, visit www.sailorjerry.com

Summer holiday spirits

Cherry Jerry

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

3 parts lemon-lime soda

Grenadine or Cherry Heering floater

Garnish with a Jerry Cherry* and sage

Add Sailor Jerry to a champagne flute. Top with lemon-lime soda and grenadine. Garnish with a JerryCherry and sprig of clapped sage (optional) and serve.

Jerry’s Cherries*

Drain a 10 ounce jar of Maraschino Cherries of their liquid. Fill with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Return the lid and refrigerate for at least 1 week.

Father’s Day – June 16

Highball is a refreshing treat for Father’s Day. Made with the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, soda water and a lemon wedge to garnish, this cocktail is a splash of excellence for the dad who has given you just that. www.glenfiddich.com

Summer holiday spirits

The Glenfiddich Highball

1 part Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

3 parts soda water

3 large ice cubes

1 lemon wedge

Pour Glenfiddich 12 Year Old over ice, and then add the sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

National Martini Day – June 19

A serious martini calls for some serious gin. Shake it up this National Martini Day with Hendrick’s Gin! Infused with cucumber and rose petals, this singing symphony of liquid makes for a martini worth celebrating. www.hendricksgin.com

Summer holiday spirits

Hendrick’s Gin Martini

5 parts Hendrick’s Gin

1 part Dry Vermouth

Combine Hendrick’s and vermouth in a mixing glass with a good amount of ice. Stir smoothly for twenty seconds or until the mixture is very cold, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Express the oils of a lemon peel over the glass and then discard said peel. Garnish with a slice of freshly cut cucumber.

First Day of Summer – June 21

Whether you’re hanging poolside or barbequing in the backyard Monkey Shoulder’s Orange Cream Dream is a ‘play with your whisky’ kind of cocktail! The dreamy orange-sicle shake spiked with Monkey Shoulder, a cheeky blended malt Scotch whisky, will be the best cool-down cocktail of the summer. www.monkeyshoulder.com

Summer holiday spirits

Orange Cream Dream

1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder

6 parts Dublin Orange Dream Soda or other orange soda

Add generous scoop or swirl of ice cream

Add a decorative orange peel accent

In a long glass, add a generous scoop or swirl of creamy vanilla soft-serve. Fill glass 3/4 of the way with the orange soda. Top off with Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Garnish with orange peel.

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