Summer 2019 Recipes

  07/23/2019 at 17:06 pm

Summer 2019 Recipes:


All the Tastes of Summer: Watermelon, Cucumber, Peach, Blackberry, Lemon + More.

Discover easy-to-pull-off recipes that will make your gatherings the destination this summer.



Arkansas Summer

A Cool & Crisp Refresher for the Dog Days of Summer


4 oz Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka 

4 (1-inch) cubes seedless Watermelon

2 Limes, diced

2 oz Simple Syrup



Lime Rim 

(equal amounts of salt and sugar combined with fresh grated lime)

2 Watermelon Slices

2 Cucumber slices

2 Mint sprigs

Barware:    Lowball glass

Bar Tools:   Shaker


                      Garnish skewer


Combine vodka + watermelon + lime in a cocktail shaker. 

Muddle well in shaker with muddler. 

Add Simple Syrup, fill with Ice, cover and shake until cold.

Rim glasses with cut lime then dip in lime rim mixture.

Fill glasses with ice. Pour shaker contents into glasses.

Garnish: Watermelon slice + Cucumber slice + Mint sprig.

This drink captures the essence of endless summers.


Grilled & Spiked 

Spiked Lemonade Enhanced With Grilled Citrus


Meyer lemons, halved 


Simple Syrup



Mint sprigs (optional)

Barware: Pitcher


                   Bar spoon



Grill Lemons until slightly charred. Let cool. Juice.

Stir Lemon juice, Simple Syrup, generous pinch of Salt and ice cold Water.

Add 1 oz Whiskey + Ice to Highball glass filled ¾ with prepared Lemonade.

Garnish with Mint.

Life’s lemons? Grill them and add whiskey.



Old Fashioned New

Peach + Blackberry Put New Spin On Classic Cocktail


1 tbsp Simple Syrup

5 dashes of Angostura Bitters

2 fresh Peach slices

2  1/2 ounces Bourbon 

2-3 large Blackberries

Splash Sparkling Water 

Barware: Lowball glass

Bar Tools: Muddler



Combine the Simple Syrup, Bitters, + single Peach 

Muddle & Mash fruit thoroughly.

Add Bourbon + Ice to Lowball glass

Stir in second Peach slice + Blackberries + Sparkling Water.

Teach an Old Fashioned New Tricks.




Classic Whiskey Sour

The Big Three: Citrus, Sweet & Whiskey


2 oz Maker’s Mark

¾ ounce fresh Lemon Juice

2 Tbsp. Superfine Gourmet Caster Sugar With Egg White

Garnish: Maraschino Cherry + Orange Wedge

Barware: Old Fashion glass, Shaker



Mix Maker’s Mark + Lemon Juice + Caster Sugar + Crushed Ice in Shaker.

Shake for 30 seconds.

Strain into Old Fashion glass filled with ice.

Garnish: Maraschino Cherry + Orange Wedge.






Rock Fever

An incredibly simple and refreshing cocktail


2 oz. British Navy Pusser’s Rum

3 oz. Fever Tree Ginger Beer

½ oz. fresh Lime Juice

Garnish: Lime Wedge

Barware: Tom Collins glass



Add Rum to Tom Collins glass filled with ice. 

Top with Ginger Beer + Lime Juice. Stir.

Garnish with Lime Wedge.





Hemingway Daiquiri

Quick refresher that serves up to 8


2 oz. White Rum

¾ oz. Key Lime Juice

½ oz. Grapefruit Juice

½ oz. Maraschino Liqueur 

2 tsp. Simple Syrup

Garnish: Lime Wheel

Barware: Coupe or Wine glass



Combine ingredients in blender over ice.  Pulse until slushy.

Pour into coupe or wine glasses.

Garnish with a Lime Wheel.




By Hannah Norwood
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