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5 easy-to-make cocktails that will have you sipping in paradise

June 30, 2022

Whether at the cottage or in your own backyard paradise, a day of Adirondack chair relaxation in the summer sun just isn’t quite complete without the right beverage to match those cool looking shades over your eyes and that smile drenched across your face.

The question is which drink will you choose to fit the occasion? Maybe you need some fresh ideas that suit the summer season. Lucky for you, we’ve got some great options that are simple and easy to craft.

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Featuring spirits brands that include Tequila Tromba, Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey, Hayman’s London Dry Gin and Stoli® Crushed Pineapple Vodka, these cocktails are delicious and refreshing. Perfect for entertaining with friends and family or just “chilling” on your own, they have summer written all over them! Enjoy your own paradise because you deserve it!


CocktailsWatermelon Mint Margarita

  • 2 oz. Tequila Tromba Blanco
  • 1 oz. Fresh Watermelon Juice OR 4-5 Watermelon Chunks (1″)
  • .5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Mint Leaves

Optional: 2 Dashes Peychauds Bitters

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle fruit/herbs and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds then fine strain into a rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a watermelon chunk on skewer.


pilgrim cocktailWinged Pilgrim

  • 5 oz. Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey
  • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup
  • .25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Cherry

Method:

This one’s shaken, rolled into a highball glass full of ice and topped with soda water.


Irish MuleIrish Mule

  • 2 oz. Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice (or approx. half of a freshly squeezed lime)
  • Ginger Beer
  • Mint Leaves

Method:

Fill a copper mug, or highball glass with ice, then pour in Irish whiskey and lime juice directly into mug/glass. Fill with ginger beer and stir to mix everything together. Garnish with mint leaves and add in your straw.


CocktailsDebonair Collins

  • 1 Part Hayman’s London Dry Gin
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 Parts Soda Water
  • 2 tsp Caster Sugar
  • Lemon Wedge

Method:

Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar and Hayman’s Gin to a highball glass and stir. Add plenty of cubed ice and stir again. Top with soda water and stir for a final time. Garnish with a lemon wedge.


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Stoli® Spiked Pineapple Lemonade

  • 2 Cups Stoli® Crushed Pineapple Vodka
  • 1 Cup Lemon Juice
  • .75 Cup Simple Syrup
  • Mint Leaves

Method:

In a small pitcher, combine the Stoli® Crushed Pineapple Vodka and Lemon Juice. Sweeten to taste with Simple Syrup. Pour over ice and top with soda water and mint sprig garnish. Serve to your party guests or save the rest for later!