You can’t spell “summer” without “cocktails”. Well, maybe you can, but who would want to? That’s why if you scroll on down, you’ll find 10 delicious and refreshing cocktails featuring the increasingly popular spiced rum, tequila, vodka and mmmmm, mmmmm, Irish whisky spirits from the William Grant & Sons family of brands: Sailor Jerry, Milagro, Tullamore Dew, and Reyka! Sure, you can find tasty drinks like these at summer music festivals like the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. But festivals don’t have to be the only ones to share these hot cocktail trends with friends. You can make them at home while dreaming up your summer festival fun!
2 Parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
½ Part Vanilla Syrup
Directions: Combine Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and vanilla syrup in a highball glass. Fill with ice. Top with cherry cola and garnish with a fresh cherry.
2 Parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
4 Parts Fresh Lemonade
Directions: Build Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and fresh lemonade in a rocks-filled highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
HIGHBALL OF DUTY
1 ½ Parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
½ Part Pineapple Juice
Top with Ginger Ale
Directions: Build cocktail in Collins glass over ice, stirring until mixing well. Garnish with pineapple wedge and leaf.
THE FRESHEST MARGARITA
2 Parts Milagro Silver
¾ Parts Agave Nectar
1 Part Fresh Lime Juice
1 Lime Wheel (Garnish)
Directions: Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, add ice, shake and strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
1 ½ Parts Milagro Silver
¾ Part Fresh Lime Juice
½ Part Serrano Simple Syrup
1 Serrano Chili (Garnish)
Directions: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a Serrano Chili and salted rim.
2 Parts Milagro Reposado
½ Part Fresh Lime Juice
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
3 Parts Ginger Beer
Lime Wheel (Garnish)
Mint Sprig (Garnish)
Directions: Pour all ingredients into a highball glass with ice. Stir and garnish with mint sprig and a lime wheel.
IRISH WHISKY RECIPES
50ml Tullamore D.E.W. Original
150ml Ginger Ale
1 Lemon Wedge
Directions: Pour Tullamore D.E.W. over ice into a glass. Top with 2 parts Ginger Ale. Garnish with lemon wedge.
TULLY AND BREW
30ml Tullamore D.E.W.
Beer of Your Choice (IPA, Red Ale, Stout are all great pairings)
Directions: Pour Tullamore D.E.W. into a shot glass and pair with your beer of choice for a complementary sipping experience.
1 ½ Parts Reyka Vodka
3 Parts Fresh Orange Juice
Top Sprite or Soda
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir.
2 Parts Reyka Vodka
¾ Part Ginger Syrup
Top Soda Water
Garnish Lime Wedge
Directions: Shake and strain into iced Collins glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with lime wedge.
What’s your favorite summer cocktail? Share it in the comments below, and you might see it pop up on the menu at your favorite Buffalo Chip watering hole!
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