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7 Cocktails Perfect for Summer

Here are seven great cocktail recipes full of interesting flavors to quench your thirst this summer!

Rusty Nail

Rusty Nail

With just three ingredients: scotch, Drambuie, and ice, the Rusty Nail is a great example of how the simplest cocktails can be the most interesting.

Bees Knees Cocktail

Bees Knees Cocktail

The Bees Knees is a traditional summer cocktail recipe made with gin, lemon juice, and a honey simple syrup that lives up to its name with warm honey flavors and beautiful golden color.

Mezcal Margarita Recipe

Mezcal Margarita

Using a fresh homemade sour mix and a pinch of salt creates a Mezcal Margarita with smooth, deep flavors that will make you feel like you’re lounging on a tropical beach.

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

This whiskey sour recipe uses a fresh tasting sour mix and egg whites to produce a frothy, refreshing drink.

Umami Old Fashioned

The Umami Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Umami Old Fashioned uses rye whiskey and orange bitters to create a delicious and drinkable old fashioned cocktail.

 Imbibe! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, A Salute in Stories and Drinks to

Review: Imbibe! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, A Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas

Imbibe! From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash is David Wondrich’s amazing James Beard award-winning salute to Professor Jerry Thomas and the history of American cocktails.

Classic old fashioned cocktail

Classic Old Fashioned

Since its earliest days as the original cocktail, the Old Fashioned has undergone an evolution with thousands of variations. This classic Old Fashioned recipe uses bourbon, strips out the mid-century addition of soda while keeping the orange slice and cherry that…

A classic version of the Old Fashioned

Take a Drink and Travel Through Time as We Explore the Old Fashioned

Grab a drink and travel through time as we explore the history and evolution of the Old Fashioned one drink at a time from whiz-bang bartenders from the 1800s to Wisconsin supper clubs to today’s craft cocktail rooms.

Manhattan cocktail

Manhattan

Our Manhattan Cocktail recipe uses the classic 2 to 1 rye to vermouth ratio with the addition of a bing cherry to compliment the smokiness of the rye whiskey and is served on a big rock to keep everything ice…

Gin Smash with Orange

Gin Smash with Orange

The gin smash with orange is a refreshing cocktail with a hint of orange and mint to cool off and brighten up a hot summer day.

Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Whiskey Smash

The whiskey smash is a simple drink that is tailor-made for warm summer nights. Making a whiskey smash is all about shaking lemon, mint, and whiskey with some ice.

The Gin Rickey is Washington DC's official drink

Gin Rickey

There aren’t many cocktails as easy to make or as refreshing to drink on a hot summer day as a Gin Rickey.

Margaritas with Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

Margaritas with Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

This version of a traditional Margarita recipe consists of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice served with salt on the rim of the glass.

Homemade Fresh Sour Mix Recipe

Fresh Homemade Sour Mix

Having a good sour mix on hand is an easy way to make dozens of interesting cocktails. To make a great homemade sour all you need is this recipe, a few lemons, some sugar, a little water, and the ability…