Bourbon, strawberries and iced tea come together to make this mellow summer sipper, perfect for the Fourth of July or any other day you’re craving something tall, cool and easy-drinking.2 large fresh strawberries (sliced into quarters)1 ounce fresh lemon juice2 ounces bourbon3/4 ounce rich simple syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)Unsweetened iced tea, to topGarnish: mint sprigGarnish: blueberriesGarnish: strawberriesAdd the strawberries and lemon juice into a shaker and gently muddle.
Savor the dog days of summer with this fruity cooler.4 large mint leavesjuice from a small lime1 Tbsp agave nectar4 ounces seedless watermelon1 1/2 ounce light rumGarnish: lemon twistIn a shaker, muddle the mint, lime juice, agave nectar and watermelon.Add the rum and fill with ice.Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
This is what happens when Carrie and the gals go to Mexico.1 1/2 oz Tequila1 oz Cranberry juice1/2 oz DeKuyper Triple Sec1/2 oz Fresh lime juiceGarnish: lemon twistAdd all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.Shake for 11 seconds and strain into a cocktail glass.Garnish with a lemon twist.Rate This RecipeI don& 39;t like this at all.
This cocktail served at Snackbar in Oxford, Miss., both cleanses the palate and complements dishes with its blanco tequila and Cointreau base enlivened by cilantro, jalapeño, cucumber, melon, cumin seed, lime, grapefruit bitters and a pinch of salt to tie it all together.4 One-inch chunks of melon1 slice Cucumber2 slices Jalapeño5 cilantro leaves1/2 oz Fresh lime juice2 dashes Grapefruit bitters1/4 oz Agave syrup2 oz Cuestión tequila blanco1/2 oz CointreauSaltCumin seedGarnish: Cucumber sliceGarnish: Jalapeño sliceGarnish: Parsley leafGarnish: Cumin seedsIn a mixing glass, muddle the melon, cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, grapefruit bitters and agave syrup.
Replace the vermouth in a classic Martini with scotch and you get something altogether different.2 1/2 oz Gin1/4 oz Blended Scotch whiskyGarnish: Lemon twistAdd both ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.Stir, and strain into a Martini glass.Garnish with a lemon twist.Rate This RecipeI don& 39;t like this at all.
What’s the blueprint for one of the most successful cocktail formulas ever? According to bartender Chris McMillian, the answer starts with the Brandy Crusta, which mixes brandy with lemon, curaçao, maraschino liqueur and Angostura bitters. Switch to cognac for a Sidecar or gin for a White Lady. Juice limes and add a healthy pour of tequila for the perfect Margarita, or shake it with vodka, cranberry and lime for a pink-hued Cosmopolitan—perhaps the single most successful cocktail of the modern era.