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The best summer cocktails for the Happy Hour that you can make all by yourself

Via The Washington Post.

 

 

 

ORCHID IN THE MOONLIGHT

 

Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur is available through online suppliers; a passion fruit juice or purée can be substituted.

 

Ingredients

 

– Ice
– 1 ounce of aged rum, such as Zacapa Centenario Rum
– 1 ounce of mescal
– 2 dash angostura Bitter
– ½ ounce of fresh lemon juice
– ¾ ounce of passion fruit liqueur Chinola (see note)
– ½ ounce of store-bought or homemade ginger syrup
– 3 ounces of club soda

MORTIMER + MAUVE

 

This drink is a variation on the popular Manhattan once offered at Seamstress, a recently closed restaurant on the Upper East Side. Its name comes from two pigs, Mortimer and Mauve, who resided at the WhistlePig distillery in Vermont.

 

Ingredients

 

– Ice
– ¼ ounces of rye
– ¼ ounces of sweet vermouth with chai infusion
– ½ ounce of ginger liquor, such as Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
– Turn orange peel, for garnish

IN THE DUNES OF THE CAPE

 

In the Dunes of the Cape is inspired by his love of piñas coladas and is named after a lyric from the song “Escape” by Rupert Holmes.

 

Ingredients

 

– 1 cup tequila
– 1 cup agave syrup
– 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
– ½ cup fresh lemon juice
– Ground cayenne pepper
– Ground cinnamon
– Ice
– 6 mint stems
– 8 6-ounce cans of coconut-flavored sparkling water (or other tropical flavors, such as lemon or mango)

SOUTH ISLAND SWIZZLE

 

Ingredients

 

– Ice
– 1 ounce of chamomile sherry
– 1 ounce of agricultural rum
– ½ ounce of honey, or more as needed
– ½ ounce of fresh lemon juice
– 1 ounce of coconut water
– About 1 ounce of St. Lucia rum
– Lime wheel, for garnish

P + T

 

 

This drink, a classic gin and tonic twist, uses a versatile fortified wine known as Pineau des Charentes.

 

Ingredients

 

– Ice
– 1 ½ ounces of Pineau des Charentes white (see note)
– 1 ounce of tonic water
– Twist of grapefruit peel, for garnish
– 1 sprig of fresh thyme, to garnish

 

 

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.