Palomas are great anytime, but this watermelon twist makes this cocktail distinctly summer. Substituting grapefruit soda for seltzer and watermelon juice and adding agave nectar and cilantro, this cocktail has some depth in its refreshing flavor.


  If you need a drink in a pinch, it doesn’t get much easier than this. Sour mix, Tanqueray No. 10 gin, lime juice and club soda all go together in a tall glass for a bubbly and delicious cocktail. Pro-tip: Eschew pre-made sour mix, and make your own by combining oleo saccharum and lemon […]


This cocktail offers a strawberry explosion with a kick. Infuse rum and a rich simple syrup in strawberries, and add some lemon juice and, for a surprise, a dash or two of Tabasco sauce. Trust us, you’ll love it.


  We’ve already said tepache is your new favorite summer drink, and here’s the cocktail to prove it. The Tepache Mode takes the fermented pineapple liquor and pairs it well with tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and Tex-Mex bitters for a drink that combines sweetness, bitterness and a burst of tartness. Next time you feel […]

Summerlin Cocktail

  Summertime is rum time, and there’s no better way to illustrate that than with the Summerlin. A simple cocktail with rum, simple, watermelon and lemon juice, this drink is refreshing and, most importantly, easy enough to make for a crowd.

Bumboat Cocktail

  A cocktail in a pineapple. If for some reason you’re still reading this instead of raiding a fruit stand, this drink is the epitome of summer. Pineapple and lemon juices, almond extract, cinnamon syrup and whiskey come together for another nod to Tiki. Blend well and stick a straw in that baby, and you’re […]

Deathbed Manhattan Cocktail

    For many years of tasting and testing of his first rye whiskey, Allen Katz who founded the New York Distilling Company in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, spent much time to come up with the ‘perfect taste’ for bottling. It’s no wonder that he gives special attention to the Manhattan recipe where his new Ragtime Rye […]


  New Orleans mixologist Chris Hannah makes this cognac-and-merlot concoction for Mardi Gras celebrations.

Blue Lagoon Cocktail

  Blue Lagoon is a popular summer cocktail featuring blue Curaçao. One variation adds a dash of lime cordial to the mix. Another variation with a dash of raspberry cordial is known as a “Fruit tingle”, after the candy available in some countries.

Blue Hawaii Cocktail

  A tropical cocktail made of rum, pineapple juice, curaçao, sweet and sour mix, and sometimes vodka as well.