With still two months of summer to go, it’s a perfect time to serve up these summer signature cocktails for your upcoming celebrations. These cocktails would be perfect on a signature drink menu at The Center. Nothing is better on a hot summer day then a refreshing drink your guests can enjoy!
1. Strawberry Gin Smash Cocktail
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 lime wedge
3 fresh strawberries, 2 hulled and sliced and 1 reserved for garnish
3 ounces gin
Fresh mint sprig, to garnish
In a tall glass, combine the sugar and a squeeze of juice from the lime wedge. Muddle with the back of a spoon to dissolve the sugar. Add the sliced strawberries and lightly muddle. Fill the glass with ice and add the gin. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with the last strawberry and a sprig of mint.
2. Pomegranate- Key Lime Vodka Cocktail
Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.
Combine sugar syrup, club soda, pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice. Place crushed ice in a martini shaker; add about 3/4 cup pomegranate mixture. Cover and shake. Strain into a glass. Garnish with lime slice, if desired. Repeat procedure with remaining pomegranate mixture.
3. Peach and Blackberry Muddle Bourbon Cocktail
4 thin slices peach
2 large sprigs mint
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 ounces bourbon
In a double old-fashioned glass, combine 2 peach slices, 3 blackberries, mint, honey, and lemon juice. Mash gently with the back of a spoon until fruit releases juices. Add bourbon, remaining peach slices, and remaining blackberries. Fill glass with ice and top with seltzer.
We hope these cocktails will help inspire your signature drink! Do you have a favorite summer cocktail that you would like to share? We would love to hear it!