Take A Sip Of Summer

By Lizzy Mulderrig | June 9, 2017


Sip On Summer

Nothing is more enjoyable than a summer weekend getaway. Whether your destination it is a flight cross the Atlantic or right in your own backyard, these cocktail recipe’s will cool you down, ignite your tastebuds and help create lasting memories!

Pineapple Margarita

The only thing better than a margarita you ask? How about a pineapple margarita?

Ingredients:

  • Kosher salt (optional, for the rim of your glass)
  • 1 part silver tequila
  • 4 parts pineapple juice
  • ½ part triple sec
  • ¼ part lime juice

Step-by-step:

  • Line rim with salt (optional)
  • Combine tequila, pineapple juice, triple sec and lime juice in a shaker with ice
  • Shake mixture so it is well combined
  • Pour into your glass
  • Top it off with some lime and/or pineapple wedge garnish!

 

Cucumber Basil Gin & Tonic

Want less sweet and more refreshing? We think a cucumber basil gin and tonic will do the trick.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz gin
  • 2 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 3 sprigs basil (a few extra if you’re fancy and want to garnish)
  • 1 cucumber
  • Tonic
  • Ice

Step-by-step:

  • Use a peeler to slice thin cucumber ribbons. Wrap these along the inside of your glasses. Take the leftover cucumber and cut off 5-6 chunks to muddle into the cocktail
  • Squeeze lime juice into a cocktail shaker and add gin, St. Germain, basil, and cucumber chunks
  • After you muddle the ingredients thoroughly, add ice
  • Shake well, then pour into your glasses
  • Top then with tonic and garnish with basil

The Cool-Down

With some of our favorite seasonal flavors, this beverage is sure to be  your go-to cool down this summer!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Prairie Cucumber Vodka
  • 4 (1-inch) cubes of seedless watermelon
  • 2 limes, diced
  • 2 oz simple syrup

Garnish:

  • Lime rim with equal parts of half and sugar combined with fresh grated lime (optional)
  • 2 watermelon slices
  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 2 small mint sprigs

Step-by-step:

  • Combine vodka, watermelon and lime in a cocktail shaker
  • Add simple syrup, fill with ice, and cover and shake until cold
  • Rim the glasses with a cut lime and dip in the lime rim mixture
  • Poor ingredients into glasses over ice
  • Top with watermelon slice, cucumber slice, and a spring of mint (optional)

Strawberry Rosé Sangria

Warning: It’s going to be super difficult to cut off your friends from this next drink. A Strawberry Rosé Sangria is not only insanely delicious and adorably pink, it’s also very simple to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of rosé
  • 1 cup strawberry vodka
  • 2 1/2 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1/4 cup of stevia/ regular ol’ sugar (optional)
  • 10 fresh strawberries

Step-by-step:

  • Combine rosé, vodka, and half of your strawberries into a pitcher. Add your preferred amount of sweetener and stir
  • Refrigerate for 2 – 6 hour
  • Just before serving, add the soda and the remainder of strawberries
  • Serve over ice with a strawberry garnish for extra cuteness

Check out co-founder Landon Clements favorite take on this recipe on Grenville Society.