We're approaching 60-degree+ weather here in New York; and, after months of being stuck inside (because of the weather and COVID restrictions), we are super ready to rejoin civilization in a safe and delightful way. Step 1: Having alfresco cocktails with friends. Now that we can take things outdoors again, it's time to step up our mixology game. Fortunately, we have _ delicious ideas that are easy to make and fun to sip together. Cheers to some semblance of normalcy this spring!

Backyard Tea_Sailor Jerry

BACKYARD TEA 

Ingredients:

Method: Build all ingredients in a rock-filed highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Endless Summer

ENDLESS SUMMER 

Created by Aisha Sharpe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 parts Reyka Vodka
  • 1 part Chardonnay
  • 8-10 seedless red grapes
  • .75 part Lemon juice
  • .75 part Simple syrup

Method: Place 8-10 seedless red grapes into the Collins glass and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Garnish with a few whole grapes.

Hendrick's Cucumber Lemonade

CUCUMBER LEMONADE 

Ingredients:

  • 1 parts Hendrick's Gin
  • 1 parts Lemon Juice
  • 1 parts Sugar Syrup
  • 3 parts Soda Water

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a highball filled with cubed ice. Lightly stir and serve. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber

WTF (Whiskey Tiki Foxtrot)_Fistful of Bourbon

WTF (WHISKEY TIKI FOXTROT)

Ingredients:

  • 1½ parts Fistful of Bourbon
  • ¾ parts mango juice
  • ¾ parts simple syrup
  • ½ lime juice
  • 2 dashes Burlesque Bitters (Tiki Bitters)

Method: Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain over crushed ice into a Collins glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

New York Ryeball_Hudson Whiskey

NEW YORK RYEBALL

Ingredients:

Method: Build all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake with ice. Strain into a highball cocktail glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a long orange peel.

MilagroSelect-1

THE MILAGRO PALOMA SELECT 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts Milagro Select Silver
  • 1/2 part agave nectar
  • 1 part pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 part fresh lime juice
  • 3 parts soda
  • 1 Pink Grapefruit Wedge

Method: Pour all ingredients, except sparkling water, into a Boston shaker. Add ice, shake and strain over fresh ice into a highball glass and stir. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with pink grapefruit wedge.

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