Each month, Chilled is bringing you five essential cocktails based on our National Drink Day Calendar.

Don’t forget to reference it so you can prepare for the upcoming holidays.

Memorial Day weekend has passed, so it’s the unofficial start of the summer. Break out the white pants and get your cocktails ready. These essential cocktails are going to keep you feeling cool in this warm weather.

Celebrate this month’s holidays with one of these five essential cocktails.

Essential Cocktails

The Broken Martini

The Broken Martini

National Olive Day is June 1 so start the month with a classic cocktail. A dirty martini is the perfect combo of olive brine and vodka. Make this one using Broken Shed vodka for a clean taste to this dirty martini.


Essential Cocktails

Boozy Mexican Chili Chocolate Sundae

Boozy Mexican Chili Chocolate Sundae

Ice cream in the summer is a must. There’s nothing like a chocolate sundae. This boozy Mexican chili-chocolate sundae is a great thing to throw together when you can’t choose between booze and ice cream. Celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7 with this tasty treat.


Raspberry Tea Slushy

Raspberry Tea Slushy

Raspberry Tea Slushy

Who doesn’t love iced tea in the summer? It’s the perfect cool-down drink. June 10 marks National Iced Tea Day, so it’s the best time to make a cocktail using iced tea. This raspberry slushy not only will keep you cold on those hot days, but it also has a strong berry flavor, using in-season fruit.


Essential Cocktails

Bryant Park Spritz

Bryant Park Spritz

The Summer Solstice is the time to sit out by a pool and sip on a delicious spritz. This riff on an Aperol spritz is refreshing and bright. It’s a quick and simple drink to make at home or for a group of friends. Bring in the new season on June 21 with this essential cocktail.


Bartender squeezing lemon onto martini

Pink Lemonade Martini

Pink Lemonade Martini

Who doesn’t love a pink cocktail? Pink lemonade is a summer staple. There’s no better feeling than sipping a cold glass of lemonade on a hot day. Add in some vodka? It’s even better. Sip on this martini for National Pink Day, June 23. The sugar-rimmed glass gives it a sweet touch, and the fresh lemon juice brings a tart but tangy flavor to the cocktail.