Our Favorite Warm Weather Cocktails

As seen in the latest Whiskey Hotline, we’re holding on to summer here at the hotline with some of our favorite warm weather cocktails.

 

Americano Soda

 

This cocktail is pungent, aromatic, refreshing and bitter. Perfect for humid afternoons at the Brophy homestead.
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Ingredients
2 oz Cocchi Americano
1-1/2 oz Aperol
Club Soda

 

Simple Steps:
Fill a rocks glass with ice, pour in Cocchi Americano, Aperol, then top off with club soda.

 

Deliverance aka “the Grabber”

 
Joe says Mountain Dew was originally intended to be mixed with mountain dew, which apparently is Kentucky for moonshine. We aren’t sure it matters. Not recommended for those with heart conditions or expectant mothers.

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Ingredients
1/2 Moonshine
1/2 Mountain Dew

 

Simple Steps:
The cheaper the moonshine the better. Serve over ice in a mason jar.

 

Jack Daly

 
So you’re at a party where the best beer is domestic Lite and there’s a table full of the usual bottles: vodka, fruit flavored vodka, RumChata, and your old friend Jack. Don’t sweat it – improvise with this whiskified take on a John Daly. Suddenly your father-in-law’s co-worker’s cousin’s stories don’t seem so offensive.

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Ingredients
1/3 Lemonade
1/3 Iced Tea
1/3 Jack Daniel’s

 

Simple Steps:
Serve over ice in a red plastic cup.

 

The Thief

 
For the cocktail enthusiast who likes showing off expensive and obscure ingredients. Garnish with elusive Indian saffron or unopened original Star Wars Action Figures or something. Josh says he calls it The Thief because it’s stolen an adaptation of a cocktail he tasted at some hot bar.

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Ingredients
1 1/2 oz Gin
1 oz Campari
1 oz Eden Orleans Herbal
2 oz Small Hand Foods Raspberry Gum Syrup
1/2 oz lime juice

 

Simple Steps:
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over ice in a highball glass.

 

 

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