Lets grab a fab drink.
Should we even talk about the heat wave thats happening right now in NYC? Correction, the 2nd heat wave of the season. There's nothing better than grabbing a fab cocktail with some fab friends when the temperature rises in the city. Some of my many favorite summer cocktails include coconut mojito's. The mint just screams summer and its a plus that it gives you a refreshing feeling as well to beat the summer heat.
I teamed up with 5 fab restaurants around the country for some mint inspired summer cocktails. We've got a drink for everyone this summer as these 5 fab cocktails suit every taste. Whether a pool party, a rooftop dinner, or a outdoor brunch with friends, let these mint inspired cocktails make your summer refreshingly fabulous.
Kin-Tucky Derby by The Churchill
2 oz Kin White Whiskey
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Slapped Mint Leaves
Topped with Mixwell Grapefruit Soda
The Drunken Sailor via The Hudson
1.75oz Sailor Jerry's rum
.75oz strawberry puree
.75oz mint simple
1oz fresh lime
The Mint Julep via Tilted Kilt
1.5 oz. Marker’s Mark
1.0 oz. Simple Syrup
12-14 mint leaves
In a old fashioned glass muddle the mint leaves with simple syrup just enough to release the oils but not tear the leaves. Fill glass with ice, add Jim Beam Black and stir until glass is frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Fresca Fizz from Bottiglia
10-12 Mint Leaves
1.5 oz Grey Goose Vodka or Sapphire East Gin
.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
.75 oz Wilks & Wilson Raspberry Gomme Syrup
1.5 oz Prosecco (add after shake)
Add raspberries, 6 mint leaves, and raspberry syrup into mixing tin, lighting muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the prosecco. Add ice and shake vigorously. Add 1.5 oz prosecco into mixing tin, and strain over crushed ice with 6 mint leaves on the bottom of a Collins glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint sprigs.
Raspberry Smash from Hearthstone
6-8 Mint Leaves
6 Fresh Raspberries
2 oz. 50 Bleu Vodka
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
Build: Add mint and raspberries into mixing tin. Lightly muddle, to press berries and to release the oils from mint. Now add the rest of the ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously. Now strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass and garnish with sliced lemon, fresh raspberries, and mint sprigs.
***please remember to drink fabulously and responsibly. Use my Uber code: UberFabChris29 on your 1st ride if you need to take a car.