As the weather warms up, cocktails are what every backyard BBQ, rooftop soiree, or weekend picnic need.  So here are a handful of recipes ideal for any outdoor gathering that’s coming on your social calendar.  Cheers and enjoy!

El Coco Doble[2]

El Coco Doble

1.5 oz. 1800 Reposado

1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice

0.5 oz. Fino Sherry

0.5 oz. Maraschino Liqueur

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

H1_Buddha's Hand Citron_Lavender Enlightenment[2]

Lavender Enlightenment

2 oz Hangar 1 Buddha’s Hand Citron Vodka

¾ oz lavender honey syrup*

¾ oz lemon bianco vermouth

Garnish with fresh lavender

Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with fresh lavender or pinch of lavender salt (seasonal). * To make lavender honey syrup, combine equal parts lavender honey and hot water.



2oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
2oz Fresh Watermelon Juice
1oz Simple Syrup
1oz Soda

Served in a couple or highball with ice (shaken or over ice)


2oz Caliche Rum
.75 Concord Syrup
.75 Fresh Lime Juice
.5oz Egg White
Garnish: Concord Grapes with Edible Flower and Black Peppercorn

Raspberry Lemonade Spritzer

Raspberry Lemonade Spritzer


1 Bottle of Strawberry Lemonade SPARKLING ICE

Dash of lime juice

1 ½ oz. vodka

Raspberries for Garnish

Crushed Ice



In a cocktail shaker, combine Strawberry Lemonade SPARKLING ICE, vodka and lime juice. Stir in crushed ice. Stir and pour in two glasses. Garnish each glass with fresh raspberries.

Cucumber Cocktail

Cucumber Cocktail


4 oz. Lemonade SPARKLING ICE

1 ½ oz. vodka

Cucumber and lemon slices


Muddle a few cucumber sliced with vodka. Strain and pour into a chilled glass over ice

Top with Lemonade SPARKLING ICE

Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices