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Gringa Favorites: Tasty Summer Cocktails

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Gringa Favorites: Tasty Summer Cocktails

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a fresh, delicious cocktail that welcomes the warmer weather? To help us handle the heat of Miami, we have gathered a few summer cocktail recipes that will hopefully you will love as much as we do!

The Light:

Created by Colombian mixologist J.D. Marin, The Light, will help kick-off the summer season. The result is a crisp, pleasantly complex drink that is perfect to enjoy with family and friends while basking in all that extra sunshine Рor moonlight.

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Photo Credit: Buchanan’s

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Buchanan‚Äôs DeLuxe
  • 1/2 oz Orgeat
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Orange Juice
  • Orange Peel

Preparation:

  1. Add the orgeat, lemon juice, orange juice and Buchanan’s DeLuxe to a cocktail shaker. Shake well.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with the orange peel.

Ideal Serve: Rocks Glass, Yield: 1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

The Mexican Sun

Celebrate the arrival of Summer with The Mexican Sun, a cocktail created by mixologist, Eddie¬†Fuentes inspired by Mexico, the home of agave and birthplace of tequila. Its vibrant, orange hue¬†reminded him of hot summer nights right before the sun sets down over the Aztec horizon.¬†This cocktail incorporates sophisticated components, such as peppercorn, ginger and¬†turmeric, to the Tequila Don Julio A√Īejo, which are at once sweet, savory, and spicy, making for a¬†one-of- a-kind treat. So tasty!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio A√Īejo
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Pink Peppercorn Syrup*
  • 1/3 oz Carrot Juice with Fresh Turmeric
  • Mezcal Spray
  • Candied Ginger, Marigold Petals, Fresh Pink Peppercorn and Lemon Verbena for Garnish

*Pink Peppercorn Syrup: Ingredients: 32 oz Sugar, 16 oz Ginger Root Juice, 2 1/2 oz Crushed Pink Peppercorn, Pinch of Salt

Preparation:

  1. Combine Tequila Don Julio A√Īejo, fresh squeezed lime juice, pink peppercorn syrup and carrot¬†juice with fresh turmeric into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  2. Pour contents into a Collins glass.
  3. Garnish with lemon verbena, candied ginger, marigold petals, and top with fresh ground pink peppercorn.

Ideal Serve: Collins Glass, Yield: 1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fluid ounces of alcohol

Don’t these sound like a great way to fight the heat of the summer months?¬†Cheers to the start of the summer season!

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