Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make your favorite cocktails from your favorite bar right in your very own home? Well, look no further than the top 5 bar drinks to make in the summer. Your parties will be a hit because of these super liquid potions. They will make you feel like you are actually at the bar, but this time you don’t have to tip the bartender. A lovely thank you will do the trick for the scientist and his creation. Think we’re wrong, try these recipes for yourself.
The Raspberry Gin Ricky
You don’t need to be named Rickey to have this drink.
1.5 oz. gin
4 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp simple syrup
4 oz. club soda
Put raspberries in first at the bottom of a glass. Add all ingredients in any order you would like. Finish by garnishing with lime slices and more raspberries.
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This cocktail needs no driver to prove how tasty it is.
.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
.75 oz. Cointreau
1.5 oz. VS or VSOP cognac
Take your glass and coat the rim with sugar. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to mix the ingredients. Strain the drink into the glass and garnish with an orange peel.
The Close Shave
Careful not to cut yourself drinking this sharp cocktail.
1 dash Prosecco
1 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka
1.5 oz. Elderflower liqueur
Using a cocktail shaker, mix vodka and elderflower. Shake well and strain into a nice chilled martini glass. Finish the drink with a dash of Prosecco and garnish with fresh rosemary.
Sour Cherry Gin Smash
The drink will smash your taste buds by the sour taste these cherry bombs create.
6 sour cherries
1 lime wedge
1 sugar cube
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
2 oz. gin
Take a cocktail shaker and combine the sugar cube and cherries. Mix the two ingredients until the sugar cube has broken down. Add in the lime juice and gin, shake well. Strain the cocktail into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top the cocktail with a splash of ginger ale and finish with a lime wedge on top.
Thad Castle would be proud of this Mojito
Fresh mint leaves
.75 oz. simple syrup
.75 oz. lime juice
1 oz. Ambient pear puree
1.5 oz. Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
In a glass, gently press on mint leaves with your mixing tool. Add the rest of the ingredients, but not the club soda. Add ice and pour the liquid into a shaker, shake well. Add in the club soda and pour the cocktail back into the glass. Finish the drink by garnishing with mint leaves.