EndlessSummer

Endless Summer

By Jim Kearns

The Endless Summer by top mixologist Jim Kearns adds a tasty grapefruit-and-hops bitters to the mix for a perfect summer Martini.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 oz. Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • 2 dashes Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

Preparation: Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.


Golden Bear Punch

​Golden Bear Punch

By Lacy Hawkins

What’s more perfect for a summer party than a big bowl of punch? The Golden Bear punch by Portland bartender Lacy Hawkins is a delicious mix of sweet and sour, with a bit of cucumber thrown in for summery refreshment. (The recipe serves 12 but can be easily scaled up or down.)

Ingredients:

  • 12 cucumber slices
  • 18 oz. Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
  • 12 oz. Cocchi Barolo Chinato
  • 6 oz. Verjus
  • 6 oz. Lime juice
  • 6 oz. honey syrup (2 parts honey, 1 part water)
  • 12 oz Sparkling wine

Preparation: Place a large ice block in a punch bowl and add all the ingredients except the sparkling wine. Stir, and top with the sparkling wine. Serve in punch cups, garnished with extra cucumber slices.


Berry Good

​Berry Good

By Igor Zukowiec, Alchemiq Catering NYC

This fruity and sophisticated tipple is a great way to show off fresh summer raspberries.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Raspberries
  • 3/4 oz. Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
  • 1 1/4 oz. Lillet Rouge
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Agave nectar
  • 2 dashes Hella Bitter Citrus Bitters

Preparation: In a shaker, muddle the raspberries. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a wine glass.


Gotham

​Gotham

By Julie Reiner

The Gotham, by legendary New York bartender Julie Reiner, is designed to appeal to whiskey drinkers. It’s a strong, stirred and complex concoction that’s still light and fresh enough for drinking outside.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. Cocchi Americano Rosa
  • 1/4 oz. Ramazzotti Amaro
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters

Preparation: Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a coupe glass.


Flawless

​Flawless

By Igor Zukowiec, Alchemiq Catering NYC

Planning a summer brunch? Ditch the canned or bottled tomato juice for Bloody Marys when fresh tomatoes are in season. This is a simple sour with savory notes that’s much more refreshing than a traditional Bloody and also includes a truly unusual cocktail ingredient: rice vinegar.

Ingredients:

  • Coarse salt
  • 2 oz. Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
  • 2 Sweet cherry tomatoes
  • 4 or 5 Thai basil leaves
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part water)
  • 1 tsp. Rice vinegar

Preparation: Coat the rim of a rocks glass with coarse salt, fill with ice and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with fresh ice. Shake, and double-strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a cherry tomato on a skewer.

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