Try Out These 5 Cocktails Before Summer's End

Introduction

Its summertime and living is easy! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the mosquitoes are out in full force. What better way to beat the heat than with a perfect summer cocktail? In this blog post, we will share 5 of our favorite summer cocktails. If you're looking for something fruity, sweet, or refreshing, we've got you covered. So whether you are hosting a party or relaxing by the pool these cocktails will hit the spot.

Kentucky Mule

About The Cocktail

The Kentucky Mule is a flavorful and refreshing cocktail that combines the rich flavor of Bourbon Whiskey, Lime Juice with tartness, and Ginger Beer helps to round out flavors while providing sweetness.

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Flavor Profile

Tart and Sweet

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer

Glass:

Cocktail Glass

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in Bourbon Whiskey, Lime Juice, and Ginger Beer.
  2. Stir well and strain into a Cocktail Glass.

Mezcal Negroni

About The Cocktail

The Mezcal Negroni is a classic cocktail that's perfect for summer nights. It has an almost smoky, yet sweet flavor thanks to its combination of Campari and Sweet vermouth mixed with the smokey notes from Mezcal!

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Flavor Profile

Smoky and Sweet

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth

Glass:

Old Fashioned

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and pour in Mezcal, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth.
  2. Stir well and strain into a Cocktail Glass.

Orange Blossom

About The Cocktail

Consisting of Gin, The Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City is often credited with inventing this classic cocktail. Made up of Gin, Sweet Vermouth and Orange Juice it's a refreshing summer drink that will keep you feeling cool on a hot summer day! The name says it all-the delicious taste of oranges balances out the flavors of the sweet vermouth and gin for an easy drinking experience.

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Flavor Profile

Fruity and Sweet

Ingredients:

  • 0.75 oz Gin
  • 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.75 oz Orange Juice

Glass:

Cocktail Glass

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in Gin, Sweet Vermouth, and Orange Juice.
  2. Stir well and strain into a Cocktail Glass.

Surfer on Acid

About The Cocktail

Surfer on Acid is a sweet and sour cocktail that's perfect for beach-lovers or party goers. The original recipe has been around since the 90s, but there are many variations of this tasty drink to choose from! Our recipe includes Digestif Liqueur, Coconut Flavored Rum, and Pineapple Juice.

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Flavor Profile

Sweet and Sour

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Digestif Liqueur
  • 1 oz Coconut Flavored Rum
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice

Glass:

Cocktail Glass

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in Digestif Liqueur, Coconut Flavored Rum, and Pineapple Juice.
  2. Stir well, strain, and serve in a cocktail glass.

Tropical Sunset

About The Cocktail

The bright, fruity flavors of the tropics are brought to your glass in a delicious mix that will have you feeling like paradise is just around every corner. The Tropical Sunset features

Pineapple Flavored Vodka, Coconut Flavored Vodka, Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine Syrup. It is not too sweet but full full-bodied at once!

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Flavor Profile

Sweet and Fruity

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Pineapple Flavored Vodka
  • 1 oz Coconut Flavored Vodka
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 0.25 oz Grenadine Syrup

Glass:

Cocktail Glass

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and pour in Pineapple Flavored Vodka, Coconut Flavored Vodka, Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine Syrup.
  2. Stir well and strain into a Cocktail Glass.

All About Rum

Vodka

Grey Goose

Rum

Bacardi

Whiskey

Jack Daniel's

Mezcal

Casamigos

Gin

Bombay Sapphire

Tips and Ideas to Craft the Best Summertime Cocktails.

After making the cocktail of your choice place it in the freezer overnight or for a few hours. Then blend to create a frozen cocktail slushie.

A garnish can upgrade a cocktail and it is key to have your favorites around when crafting.

Here are some recommended garnishes that can be intermixed in the cocktails.

  • fresh mint
  • lime wedges
  • fresh basil
  • orange slices
  • fresh herbs

Also keep various ingredients nearby to change up your favorite refreshing summer cocktail.

  • lemon juice
  • cranberry juice
  • club soda
  • simple syrup

Fresh Fruit Recommendations

Serve some fresh fruit with your new favorite summer staple.

  • fresh strawberries
  • apple slices
  • pineapple chunks
  • fresh watermelon

Non-Alcoholic Alternative Cocktail Recipes

There are many easy replacements to create virgin versions of the cocktails. We have included mocktails down below that can be tailored to your liking to create the perfect summer drink.

Non-Alcoholic Kentucky Mule

  • 2 oz Ritual Whiskey Alternative
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer

Non-Alcoholic Mezcal Negroni

  • 1 oz Escape Mezcal Non-Alcoholic
  • 1 oz Ghia Non-Alcoholic Apéritif
  • 1 oz Grape Juice

Non-Alcoholic Orange Blossom

  • 0.75 oz Ritual Gin Alternative
  • 0.75 oz Grape Juice
  • 0.75 oz Orange Juice

Non-Alcoholic Surfer on Acid

    • 1 oz Lyre's Amaretti
    • 1 oz Caribbean Coconut Liqueur Non-Alcoholic Alternative
    • 1 oz Pineapple Juice

Non-Alcoholic Tropical Sunset

  • 1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Coconut Juice or Water
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 0.25 oz Grenadine Syrup

Conclusion

So there you have it, iconic summer cocktails that will be a hit at any party, gathering, or just to enjoy on a hot summer day. Be sure to have all the ingredients on hand to make these drinks and don't forget the garnishes! And for those non-drinkers, we've included some delicious mocktails that are sure to be a hit as well.

Cheers,

Team Barsys