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Shake, Pour, Repeat: Summer Cocktail Guide

With summer peeking around the corner, it may be time to curate your seasonal bar cart. Whether staying in or phasing in, here’s what we’ve got on tap for the season: four simple cocktails. If you’re in a pinch, we’re happy to report these craft drinks only require three ingredients or less. Now that we have your attention, grab your notepad + shaker.

Lavender Bee’s Knees:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lavender simple syrup
  • .5 oz lemon [about half a lemon]

01 Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

02 Shake until cold + our into your favourite glass [coupe glass preferred].

Optional: garnish with fresh lavender

 

Brown Derby:

  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1.5 oz grapefruit
  • .5 oz maple syrup

01 Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

02 Shake until cold + pour over ice.

Optional: garnish with fresh rosemary

 

Ranch Water:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • Topo Chico
  • A few lime wedges

01 Pour tequila into a glass over ice.

02 Fill to the top with Topo Chico.

03 Top with fresh lime juice to taste.

Optional: before filling the glass, coat the rim with lime juice + dip into a mixture of sea salt x tajin.

 

Gin + Tonic:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 4-5 oz tonic water
  • lime wedges

01 Pour gin into a glass over ice.

02 Fill to the top with tonic water.

03 Top with fresh lime juice to taste.

Optional: before filling the glass, muddle a little mint into the glass + add for garnish.

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Stash these simple recipes in your back pocket this summer + gain some points impressing your friends with the easiest artisan cocktails. Want to follow along? Check out our assistant editor craft these drinks like a pro on our instagram. Cheers!

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