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It’s Summertime and the Drinkin’ Is Easy

It’s Summertime and the Drinkin’ Is Easy

Meal type Beverage
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
By author Ryan Maloney

Ingredients

The Old Pal

  • 1fl oz Forty Creek Barrel Select
  • 1fl oz Dolin dry vermouth
  • 1fl oz Campari
  • Orange peel for garnish

St. Kevin Sling

  • 1 1/2fl oz Glendalough Double Barrel
  • 1/2fl oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2fl oz Pierre Ferrand dry curaçao
  • 1/4fl oz Grenadine
  • 4 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Soda water
  • Long lemon swirl for garnish

Coffey Buck

  • 2fl oz Nikka Coffey Grain
  • 1/2fl oz Lemon juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lemon wheel as garnish

Directions

The Old Pal
1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds.
2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
St. Kevin Sling
1. Add whiskey, juice, curaçao, grenadine and bitters to a shaker with ice. Shake.
2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top up with soda water.
3. Wrap lemon swirl around the inside of the glass.
Coffey Buck
1. In a glass, over ice, add lemon juice to the whisky. Top up with ginger beer.
2. Garnish with lemon wheel.
So, start drinking whisk(e)y this summer, or continue drinking it. These are a few choices to get you going, but experiment and find your own. Mix things up by adding whisk(e)y to a favorite cocktail; I know substituting the rum in a mojito with a light single malt makes a great drink.

Try something different and, remember, there’s never a bad day for good whisk(e)y!

Strawberry Basil Cucumber Lemon Vodka

Strawberry Basil Cucumber Lemon Vodka

Serves 3
Meal type Beverage
Occasion Casual Party
By author Adam Gerhart

Directions

Cut up 6 Strawberries, A Handful of Basil, Half of a Lemon sliced and 4 Cucumber slices
Put all in a Mason Jar and add 8 oz. of vodka
Give it a good couple shakes and let sit for one day.
Strain all ingredients out using coffee filter or cheese cloth and seal up mason jar. Now your cocktail is ready to travel, just bring some garnishes of the fresh ingredients and drink over ice or with soda water. This drink has a shelf life of about a week because of the fresh ingredients.

All Ready to go aged Manhattan

All Ready to go aged Manhattan

Serves 2
Meal type Beverage
Occasion Casual Party
By author Adam Gerhart

Directions

In a Mason jar: Fill half the jar with Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel Smoking chips (Can be found at most major hardware stores)
Pour 5 oz. of bourbon (I recommend Bulleit Rye)
2 oz. Sweet vermouth
8 dashes of bitters (Angostura or Orange Bitters) (my favorite: Blood Orange Bitters)
Seal tight with Mason jar lid and let sit for 3 to 4 weeks giving it a gentle shake every 5 days.
After 3 to 4 weeks, strain out all wood chips using a coffee filter or cheese cloth. Then your cocktail will be ready for consumption. When you bring it on your trip, just bring cherries and pour neat or over ice. This cocktail has long shelf life, but don’t wait too long.

Storm Cloud

Storm Cloud

Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party
By author Adam Gerhart

Ingredients

  • 5fl oz Harmony Springs Ginger Beer
  • 1 splash pineapple juice
  • 1fl oz AITA Root liquor
  • .5fl oz Gosling Dark Rum
  • 1 wedge Lime

Directions

In any glass
Pour 5oz of Harmony Springs Ginger Beer over ice
Just a tiny splash of pineapple juice
Then Float 1oz of AITA Root liquor and .5oz of Gosling Dark Rum
Garnish with a Lime wedge

Organic Lemon Gingertini

Organic Lemon Gingertini

Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Beverage
Occasion Casual Party

Ingredients

  • 2fl oz Schramm Organic Potato Vodka
  • 1fl oz Domaine De Canton ginger liqueur
  • Fresh muddled lemon (½ a lemon, wedged)
  • Fresh muddled Ginger (2 inch piece thin sliced)

Directions

Add ginger and lemon in shaker and muddle vigorously, then add ice, vodka and ginger liquor. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a floating lemon wheel

Jalapeño Cucumber Watermelon Margarita

Jalapeño Cucumber Watermelon Margarita

Meal type Beverage
By author Adam Gerhart

Ingredients

  • 2fl oz Silver Tequila 100% de Agave
  • 5fl oz Agavero orange liquor
  • 1 juice locally grown watermelon (infused with cucumber)
  • 1 Slice locally grown jalapeño
  • 2 wedges lemon
  • 2 wedges lime
  • 2 Slices local grown cucumber

Directions

Muddle lemon and lime, jalapeño and one cucumber slice, add ice.
(Careful not to touch your face after handling jalapenos! Wash hands thoroughly.)
Add tequila, orange liquor, and watermelon juice (let one sliced cucumber infuse in watermelon juice for 6 hours).
Shake vigorously and use a fine strainer to strain over ice (fine strainer so you don’t get any jalapeno seeds).
Garnish with lava salt, watermelon slice, cucumber slice, and lime wedge.

For a nice nonalcoholic drink try the watermelon cucumber juice over ice with freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. Float a couple cucumber slices and sit back and relax.

Sweet Thai Coconut Iced Tea

Sweet Thai Coconut Iced Tea

Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Beverage
Region Thai
By author Ellen Allard

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 2 Sweet Coconut Thai Teabags (Celestial Seasons brand)
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 can coconut milk

Directions

Place water, orange juice, vanilla extract, cloves, cinnamon and teabags in small saucepan. Boil on high for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add sugar and mix with spoon. Steep for 30 minutes. Pour over ice-filled glass, filling glass about ¾ full with tea. Add coconut milk. Stir and enjoy!

Sweet Thai Coconut Iced Tea

Sweet Thai Coconut Iced Tea

Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Beverage
Region Thai
By author Ellen Allard

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 2 Sweet Coconut Thai Teabags (Celestial Seasons brand)
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 can coconut milk

Directions

Place water, orange juice, vanilla extract, cloves, cinnamon and teabags in small saucepan. Boil on high for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add sugar and mix with spoon. Steep for 30 minutes. Pour over ice-filled glass, filling glass about ¾ full with tea. Add coconut milk. Stir and enjoy!
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