Our Favorite Summer Cocktails Featuring Citrus

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Summer has officially arrived! Although summer looks slightly different than what we’re accused to, we are still enjoying time outside and finding ways to celebrate the little things in life!

When I think of summer, I think of hot sandy beaches, delicious grilled food, and scrumptious cocktails. Summer cocktails should empathize freshness, which helps us remain cool. The second the flavors hit our tongues, it should feel like a water hoe injecting into an inflatable pool. It should feel like cotton candy melting on the surface of our tongue. And then makes us utter the sound of “ahh” after we have the first sip. 

We have five citrus-infused cocktails that you can add to your drink menus for your quarantine sunny days in.

Limoncello Gin Martini 

INGREDIENTS

1½oz dry gin

1½oz Limoncello lemon liqueur

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tsp simple syrup

Lemon wedge, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add gin, Limoncello, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake well, strain into martini glass. Garnish with lemon wedge.

 

Citrus Rye + Ginger 

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. Rye 

1 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz Ginger Ale

DIRECTIONS

Fill a tumbler with ice and pour in rye, lime juice and ginger ale. Stir and serve

Gimlet 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz/60 ml 86 Co. Ford’s Gin
  • 1 oz/30 ml Lime juice
  • 1 oz/30 ml Simple syrup

Directions

In a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a champagne coup. Garnish with a twist of lime.

Lemon Drop Cocktail

Ingredients 

2 ounces vodka

1/2 ounce triple sec

1 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

Directions

Garnish: sugar rim

Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside (do this a few minutes ahead of time so the sugar can dry and adhere well to the glass).

Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.

Strain into the prepared glass.

Oliveto 

Ingredients

2 oz dry gin

1 oz fresh lemon juice

.25 oz simple syrup 

.25 oz Licor 43

.5 oz extra virgin olive oil

1 fresh egg white

4 very large ice cubes

Instructions

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients, including ice. Shake until most of the ice is gone. Strain into a stemless wine glass and serve.