We all love an iced cold cocktail to cool us off in the summer heat.

As the temperatures begin to rise and the humid air takes over, mix up one of these seven summer cocktails that will keep you at bay. Whether planning a weekend getaway or looking for a casual sip, try making one of these cocktails to satisfy that need. These cocktails not only taste good but they’re made with seasonal ingredients. I mean, who wouldn’t want to use summer’s beautiful fresh items in their cocktails?

Get ready for outdoor gatherings with one of the seven summer cocktails.

Honey Sour

Honey Sour

Honey Sour

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. ABERFELDY 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Local Honey Syrup (honey syrup = 1 part honey, 1 part water)
  • 1 Dash Angostura
  • 1 Egg White

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, then remove ice and dry shake. Double strain into a rocks glass with clean ice and garnish with honeycomb.


Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. Rum
  • 3 Strawberries (sliced)
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
  • Ice Cubes

Preparation: Blend ingredients and pour into a cocktail glass.

Cocktail from: Grand Fiesta Americana, Coral Beach


Greendigs’ South Facing Light

Greendigs’ South Facing Light

Greendigs’ South Facing Light

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Honey Mint Syrup* (recipe below)

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice until well-chilled and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an expressed mint lea.

*Mint Honey Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch Mint
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Water

Preparation:  In a saucepan, add one cup honey and one bunch of mint over medium-low heat. Stir to incorporate mint into honey lightly tamping with a wooden spoon to release mint oils into honey. Add 1⁄2 cup water to the mixture and bring to a light boil. Remove from heat and stir to combine. Let cool and pour through a strainer into a mason jar or swing-top bottle. Will keep for 3-4 weeks refrigerated.


Mango High Ball

Mango High Ball

Mango High Ball

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. Mango Purée
  • 2 oz. Rhine Hall Mango Brandy
  • 4 oz. Fevertree Indian Tonic
  • Lemon Verbena
  • Mango Slice

Preparation: Add Mango Brandy & Mango Purée to a chilled highball glass. Add ice and stir. Top with tonic water and garnish with lemon verbena & a mango slice.


Mi Corazón Picante

Mi Corazón Picante

Mi Corazón Picante

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Mezcal
  • 1/4 oz. Nixta Licor de Elote
  • 1/4 oz. Ancho Reyes
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 2 dashes Mole Bitters

Garnish: Big ice cube, Guajillo chili


Hazy Daze Beertail

Hazy Daze Beertail

Hazy Daze Beertail

Ingredients:

  • Elysian Brewing’s Contact Haze IPA
  • 1/2 oz. Guava juice
  • 1/2 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. Orange juice
  • 1/4 oz. Lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz. Light Rum

Preparation: Stir and strain over ice. Top off with Contact Haze Hazy IPA. Garnish with an orange twist

Cocktail from: Elysian Brewing


El Diablo

El Diablo

El Diablo

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 oz. Lobos 1707 Reposado
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cassis liquor or Chambord
  • Top off with ginger beer

Preparation: Add all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice, gently stir and garnish with a lime wheel.