Sure school has started in most of the country and that means waking up early and sitting in more traffic in the morning. This is the first sign that summer is coming to an end. The air is still hot and the sun keeps the water at the beach still nice and warm. Labor Day is fast approaching and all your friends remind you ski season is around the corner.
That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy summery cocktails and throw some food on the grill until the snow falls.
Drambuie Iced Green Tea
1 ½ parts Drambuie
1 Spicy Ginger teabag
3 parts Cucumber Juice
½ part Lemon Juice
Sweeten further to taste
Infuse one tea bag in up to 1/2 cup of Drambuie for 1 hour. Remove bag squeezing out excess. Combine all ingredients in a tin and shake. Double strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Drambuie is made from a delightful combination of scotch whisky, heather honey, herbs and spices. Cocktail created by Drambuie Brand Ambassador Vance Henderson.
1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 part orange juice
Shake Sailor Jerry and orange juice with ice, pour into a beer glass full of ice and top with beer.
*We encourage you to experiment with different types of beers.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is a Caribbean Rum blended with 100% natural spices and flavors.
NEW YORK SMASH
1 ½ parts Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
Apple: a couple thinly-sliced wedges
½ part simple syrup (1:1)
¼ part Ruby Port (or a fruity red wine if you don’t have port handy)
Handful fresh mint
Add apple slices, simple syrup, and two or three mint leaves to shaker tin (or pint glass half of ‘Boston Shaker’) and muddle together. Add Hudson Four Grain Bourbon and ice and shake well. Strain over fresh ice in Old Fashioned/rocks glass and top with splash of ginger ale. Float port (or wine) on top of the drink by pouring carefully over the back of a bar spoon. Garnish with mint sprig.
Hudson Whiskey, the first legal pot-stilled whiskey distilled in New York state since prohibition, sources 90% of its grains from within 40 miles of the distillery.
2 parts Reyka Vodka
½ part Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
1 part Grapefruit Juice
½ part Simple Syrup
¼ part Lime Juice
Build the cocktail over ice, shake, and serve in a Collins glass.
Reyka Vodka is an Icelandic born vodka and provides a smooth and crisp base for both complex and simple cocktails. Cocktails created by Reyka Brand Ambassador Trevor Schneider.
Smoke and Fire Margarita
¾ part Montelobos Mezcal
¾ part Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
¾ part Milagro Silver Tequila
1 part fresh lime juice
½ part agave nectar
Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of an old fashioned glass, salt it, and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and double strain over fresh ice into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.