Summer Cocktail Recipes

GQ’s Cognac Lemonade:
1 750ml bottle of Pierre Ferrand Ambre
3 (11.15 oz) cans of San Pellegrino Limonata
2 large tea bags

 

Allen Katz’s Cocktail Recipes

MIDWAY
1 oz            Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
1 oz            Boulard Calvados
1 oz            Dry Vermouth
1/8 oz         Fresh Lime Juice
1/8 oz Real Grenadine (ANOTHER GREAT AND TIMELY TOPIC)

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel float.

 

CUCUMBER & MINT MARTINI
2" Cucumber, diced (greenmarket)
8 Fresh Mint Leaves (greenmarket)
2 oz            Beefeater Gin
1 oz            Fresh Apple Juice (greenmarket)
¼ oz            Simple Syrup

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel on the rim of the glass.

 

CARRIBE ITALIANO
2 ½ oz  Flor de Cana 4 Year Aged Rum
¼ oz            Cynar Artichoke Liqueur
¼ oz            Limoncello
¼ oz            Runny Honey (greenmarket)
1 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

CRUSHED STRAWBERRY FIZZ
3 fresh strawberries, sliced (greenmarket)
2 oz            Old Tom Gin
1 oz            Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ oz            Le Combier Triple Sec
½ oz            Simple Syrup

Muddle strawberries in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake well over ice. Strain into a collins glass over fresh ice and top with seltzer. Garnish with a strawberry on the rim of the glass.