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Top 10 Summer Drinks

Sun, Dec 04, 22  |  cocktail recipes

Recently we ran a fun poll on Facebook geared towards picking the top summer drinks. The response was nothing short of amazing. Since today is the first day of summer, we wanted to share these favorites with you. These drink recipes are delicious and perfect for your next BBQ or summertime party.

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Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Summer Drinks, in no particular order.

Please enjoy responsibly.

Mai Tai

Pour light rum, orgeat syrup, and triple sec, in order, into a collins glass. Almost fill with equal parts of sweet and sour mix and pineapple juice. Add dark rum, a large straw, and serve unstirred.

Blueberry Bourbon

  • 1 Lemon Wedge
  • 2 tsp Simple Sugar
  • 15 Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 oz Cooper’s Mark Bourbon
  • 1-2 oz Ginger Beer
  • Blueberries
  • Lemon Slices

In a cocktail shaker, muddle lemon and sugar.  Add blueberries and muddle until all the blueberries are crushed.  Pour in the whiskey, cover and shake vigorously.  Fill a rocks glass with ice.  Strain cocktail over ice.  Top with ginger beer and garnish if desired.


Add Louis Pedrier Brut to a Champagne Flute.  Top with Orange Juice.


Add Gancia Prosecco to a Champagne Flute.  Top with Peach puree or nectar.


Combine in cocktail shaker, shake, and strain into hurricane glass full of ice. Top with a grenadine and serve with straw.


Shake Three Olives Vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice, and simple syrup. Pour over a coupe. Garnish with lime wedge.  Watch our Now Serving Video on How To Make The Consummate Cosmo In About 30 Seconds.

Tequila Sunrise 

  • 1 1/2 oz 1800 Tequila Silver
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed Orange Juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • 1 slice orange, for garnish
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Stir or shake together 1800 Tequila and orange juice. Fill a chilled 12 oz. glass with ice cubes; pour in orange juice mixture. Slowly pour in the grenadine, and allow it to settle to the bottom of the glass (be patient). Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.   Watch our Now Serving Video on How To Make A Transcendent Tequila Sunrise In About 30 Seconds.

Dark & Stormy

Mix ingredients together in an old-fashioned glass over cracked ice, and serve.

Cape Codder

Pour Vodka and Cranberry Juice into a highball glass over ice. Stir well, add the wedge of lime, and serve.

Old Fashioned

Combine sugar and bitters in the bottom of a glass until the sugar dissolves, fill the glass with ice, add TINCUP Whiskey and stir to combine.  Watch our Now Serving Video on How To Make A Vintage Old Fashioned In About 30 Seconds.

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