Summer Cocktails that are Easy to Make and Oh So Refreshing

Sunday 19th, July 2020 / 23:59 Written by
Summer Cocktails that are Easy to Make and Oh So Refreshing

Enjoying the Warm Weather with Simple Summer Cocktails from William Grant & Sons’ Portfolio of Fine Spirits

William Grant & Sons invites you to beat the summer heat with its seamless, simple to make seasonal cocktails. Offering invigorating floral notes, hints of ripe fruit and citrus, these delicious recipes are the perfect way to toast the season. And as all WGS Brands are available to order on Drizly, your readers are able to get their favorite William Grant & Sons spirits delivered directly to their front doors, making celebrating summer that much easier.

The Malt Julip – Created by Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Allan Roth

2 parts Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve

Bruised Mint Leaves

Simple Syrup

Method:Build with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprigs in a traditional Julep cup.

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Irish Gold Rush – Created by Tullamore D.E.W National Ambassador Donna Stewart

Summer Cocktails

2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original

¾ parts Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ parts Honey Syrup

Lemon Twist

Method: Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake until well chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass, garnish with a lemon twist.

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Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Highball

Summer Cocktails

1 part Balvenie 12 Year DoubleWood

2 parts Club Soda

Lemon Wedge Garnish

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I like Piña Coladas – Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Summer Cocktails

1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

½ part Coconut Cream

1 ½ parts Pineapple Juice

Fresh pineapple garnish

Method: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all, shake vigorously and pour into a chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with fresh pineapple

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The Mercadito – Created by Milagro Tequila National Ambassador Jaime Salas

Summer Cocktails

2 parts Milagro Silver

¾ part Agave Nectar

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

4 Cucumber slices

1 Pinch Cilantro

1 Thin Jalapeño Slice

Method: Muddle cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño slice in a Boston shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish cocktail with cucumber slice and cilantro sprig.

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Agua Colada – Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum

Summer Cocktails

2 parts Flor de Caña 7 Year

1 part Coconut Water

¾ part Pineapple Juice

½ part Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

½ part Fresh Lime Juice

½ part Simple Syrup

Method: Pour all ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice.  Stir briskly until well chilled. Top with grated nutmeg, garnish with a slice of pineapple.

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The Exene – Created by Hudson Whiskey National Ambassador David Powell

Summer Cocktails

1 ½ parts Hudson Baby Bourbon

1 part Aperol Aperitif

½ part Fresh Lemon Juice

½ part Honey Syrup

Half-dropper of Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters (comes in dropper format—2 dashes if decanted into dasher bottle)

DIRECTIONS: add ingredients to shaker with ice, and shake to chill.

Option #1 (center): shaken with egg white or ¾ oz aquafaba (chickpea water), strained into cocktail glass, and garnished with lemon twist

Option #2 (left): strained over ice and topped with soda and garnished with lemon wedge

Option #3 (right): strained over the rocks and garnished with lemon wedge & cherry

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The Mai Tizzle Swizzle – Courtesy of Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Summer Cocktails

1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

¼  part Orange Liqueur

½ part Liber & Co Orgeat

¼ part Liber & Co Passion Fruit Liqueur

3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Garnish with a lime wheel and brandied cherry flag.

Method: Combine ingredients, shake and double-strain over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel and brandied cherry.

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