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
1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka
1 part Fresh Watermelon Juice
¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ part Lavender Syrup
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
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.
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
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
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
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.