End of Summer Cocktail Recipes

August marks the swan song of summer, so get in all the summer cocktails you can this month! We’ve compiled a round-up of summer cocktail recipes perfect for sipping in these last days of summer.

Pendleton Whisky Cowboy Colada

Ingredients:summer cocktail recipes
2 oz. of Pendleton Original
2 oz. of Pineapple Juice
0.5 oz of Coconut Cream
1 Pineapple Slice
1 Cherry

Combine all ingredients and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with cherry and pineapple.

Recipe courtesy of Pendleton Whisky.


Black Buck Swizzle

Ingredients:summer cocktail recipe
2 oz Jaisalmer Gin
¾ oz Lime Juice
½ oz Lemongrass Syrup
½ oz Falernum
Aromatic Bitters to float

To make the lemongrass syrup, add 500g of sugar to 500ml of hot water and add 2 sticks of lemongrass to infuse for a few days. Strain out the lemongrass sticks and use within 2-3 weeks. For the cocktail, fill a glass with crushed ice and add the gin, lime juice, lemongrass syrup syrup and falernum. Take a bar spoon and swizzle the drink until the glass is frosty. Add more ice and garnish with a mint bouquet and a generous float of aromatic bitters.

Recipe by Pranthik Samal.

Té Recuerdo

Ingredients:te recuerdo summer cocktail
1.5 oz Recuerdo Mezcal Joven
3 oz black tea
1 oz peach juice
.5 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Soda water

Mix all of the ingredients except for the soda water in a shaker. Strain and serve in a highball glass and finish with a splash of soda water. Garnish with a slice of peach and a slice of lime.

Recipe courtesy of Recuerdo Mezcal.


Ingredients:summer cocktail recipe
1 oz Jaisalmer Gin
1/2 oz Cocalero Clásico
1/4 oz orange liqueur
1/4 oz. champagne simple syrup
Barspoon Ouzo

Shake Cold, Strain, Drain.

Recipe by Tiffanie Barriere.

Flamingo in the Park

Ingredients:summer cocktail recipe
4oz. Absolut Elyx
1oz. Aperol
1.5oz. Lemon Juice
2.5oz. Charred Pineapple Syrup
7oz. Cantaloupe Juice

Combine all ingredients. Garnish with two cherry pineapple wedges and two orchid flowers.

Recipe courtesy of Park on Fremont.

Spiced Sour

Ingredients:spiced sour summer cocktail recipe
1 ½ oz Egan’s Vintage Grain
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz fresh blood orange juice
½ oz Cinnamon/Clove Rich Simple*
The white of one egg

To make the cinnamon/clove rich infused syrup, add two cinnamon sticks and 4-6 whole cloves to the water and leave them in until the finished syrup comes to room temperature. For the cocktail, combine all ingredients in a shaker. Dry shake until pressure changes, add ice and hard shake until fluffy. Double strain into a large coupe. Garnish with chocolate bitters in a pretty design and\or a dried blood orange round balanced on the rim.

Recipe by Megan Coyle.


Ballotin Bushwacker

Ingredients:chocolate summer cocktail recipe
1.5 oz Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey
0.5 oz Part Dark Rum
0.5 oz Coffee Liqueur
0.5 oz Real Cream of Coconut
1.5 oz Whole Milk

Shake all ingredients with ice in a mixing tin. Squeeze chocolate syrup around inside of pint glass. Fill with ice and strain. Add chocolate syrup for garnish.

Recipe courtesy of Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey.


Giant Mule

Ingredients:giant mule summer cocktail recipe
9oz. Svedka
4.5 oz. Lime Juice
10-12 dashes of Angostura Bitters.
Fill with Johnny Ryan’s Ginger Beer

Combine all ingredients and garnish with a lime.

Recipe courtesy of Park on Fremont.


Recuerdo Lima

Ingredients:recuerdo summer cocktail recipe
1.5 oz Recuerdo Mezcal Joven
1.25 oz lemon juice
1 oz agave syrup
5 peppermint leaves
Tonic water
Lemon slices

Mix all of the ingredients except for the tonic water in a shaker. Strain and serve in an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Top off with a splash of tonic water and garnish with three lemon slices.

Recipe courtesy of Recuerdo Mezcal.

Portofino Spritz

Ingredients:portofino spritz summer cocktail
2 oz Portofino Dry Gin
1/2 oz Italicus or other bergamot liqueur
2 dashes of lavender bitter

Pour into a large glass filled with ice, top with Prosecco and garnish with fresh
mint leaves.

Recipe courtesy of Italian Trade Agency’s Italian Spirits Promotion Project.


NOLET’S Silver Peach Lemonade

Ingredients:summer cocktail
1.5 oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin
3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Club Soda

Muddle two peach slices in the bottom of a highball glass. Add ice and remaining ingredients and stir. Garnish with a peach slice. Substitute 0.5 oz NOLET’S and the Club Soda for 0.5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur, for an elevated Peach Lemonade!

Recipe courtesy of NOLET’S Gin.


Select Spritz

Ingredients:spritz summer recipe
3 oz Prosecco
2 oz Select Aperitivo
1 splash soda water
1 large green olive

Pour Select, prosecco and soda water into a wine glass over ice and garnish with a large green olive.

Recipe courtesy of Select Aperitivo.