4 Poolside Cocktails for Summer
The classic cocktail umbrella is a summer-time staple. In the midst of winters' dawdling bitterness, this tiny garnish shines a light at the end of the long cold tunnel. Now that pool and patio season is in sight, it's time whip out the blender and get fruity with cocktails. Conventional manly libations tend to rule out the festive sunshade. Luckily, summer makes a perfect excuse to don the pint-sized parasol with pride. Go all out. Drink out of pineapple shells and pile on tropical garnishes to rainforest proportions. Set aside your inner Don Draper — the madmen of summer drink their whisky with a cherry on top.
- 2 oz. dry gin
- 1/2 oz. vermouth
- 3/4 oz. limoncello
- 1/8 oz. chartreuse green liquor
Serving Instructions: Combine all ingredients, add ice, swivel and strain into a chilled glass.
- 12 oz. chilled ginger beer
- 3 x 12 oz. chilled wheat beer
- 1 lemon
- Mint sprigs as garnish
Serving Instructions: Mix together all contents in a large pitcher with ice. Use mint sprigs as garnish. Serve over ice spheres for a professional touch.
- 1 1/2 oz. white rum
- 3/4 oz. vodka
- 1/4 oz. blue curacao
- 1 3/4 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. coconut cream
- 1/4 oz. heavy milk cream
Serving Instructions: Stir combined ingredients and serve in a festive glass and top with a blue curacao float.
- 1 oz. light rum
- 1 oz. gold rum
- 1 oz. dark rum
- 1/2 oz. orange curacao
- 1/2 oz. almond syrup
- 1/2 oz. fruit juice (lime is preferred)
Serving Instructions: In a cocktail shaker with ice, shake up all ingredients and top with a mint sprig in a double old-fashioned glass.