There may be nothing more refreshing on a sweltering summer day than a mint julep. Made famous as the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby, this mint bourbon concoction is sure to soothe your hot weather woes. With nothing more than bourbon, sugar water/simple syrup and fresh mint, it’s simple to make and tasty to take! Kentucky’s Maker’s Mark bourbon is a great whiskey to use for this drink!
Imbibe magazine dubs the smash a must for any warm weather season. A refreshing and zesty cocktail that sets off most any evening and impresses with a bit of hipster obscurity. A bourbon of your choice, some simple syrup, lemon (or whatever seasonal fruit you choose), mint, and maybe a spritz of soda or tonic. Muddle the lemon with mint and simple syrup with a couple ounces of bourbon and serve over ice. Viola. The Whiskey Smash!
A staple of any bartender’s resume is how well he or she can whip up an old fashioned. A sugar cube or simple syrup, some bitters, and some ice. That’s it. Garnish with a lemon twist and toast to being a class act. Don’t go cheap on the spirits either. Bookers or Blantons for the ultimate Old Fashioned.
Golden God (CBD Infused Tequila Cocktail)
Instead of Netflix and chill, the new thing for hip bars is cocktails and chill. While CBD oils won’t get you “high,” they will definitely chill you out a bit. Nothing wrong with some smooth relaxation vibes in your summer drink. This one combines 4-5 drops of CBD oil with some tasty Mezcal tequila. Adding some lime juice and the ever elusive Chartreuse liquor and serve super cold up or over ice with a sprig of fresh rosemary as a garnish, and you have yourself the God of summer cocktails. But don’t just take my word for it.
The Moscow Mule is known distinctly for being served in copper cups. Folks wear it as a badge. Everyone knows who’s drinking the Mules on the patios. This simple cocktail is nothing more than vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, and a lime wedge garnish. The quality of the Mule hinges on the quality of the Ginger beer. Spend a little extra to get the good stuff without all the processed sugar like Reed’s. Can’t go wrong. Enjoy!
Tarragon Infused Gin and Tonic
Seems the big fad of late is to drink healthy. As with the CBD cocktail, tarragon is quickly becoming a thing in high end bars. It’s known qualities as a helpful stomach aid and digestive assistant have made it a popular addition for Gen Z drinkers. Mix up a simple syrup with a bundle of fresh tarragon and use it in your Gin and Tonics. If you’re gonna go Tarrgon, then don’t skimp on the Gin. Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire for these puppies! The aromatics provide an even greater sense of refreshment as you sip away in the sun!