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8 End Of Summer Cocktails To Extend Everyone’s Favorite Season

End of Summer cocktails

Unfortunately, summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we can’t extend it a bit longer with the help of some refreshing mixed drinks. With that in mind, we put together a list of end of summer cocktails that should help everyone squeeze out those last drops of fun in the sun.

Whether you’re looking for some sweet and spicy sangria, a tequila and tea combo, or plays on classics like a strawberry whiskey sour, these end of summer cocktails will make sure you get every bit of enjoyment out of everyone’s favorite season.

Dano’s Summer Sangria 

Ingredients:

Chill wine, then combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Add fresh fruit like strawberries, pineapple, and lime wedges. Include jalapeño slices for extra spice. Serve over ice. Makes 4-6 servings.

Flora Fizz

Ingredients:

Add all ingredients except sparkling to a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into glass and top with Topo Chico

The Passion Project

Ingredients:

  • 1.75 parts Courvoisier VSOP
  • .25 parts lemon juice
  • .25 parts Giffard Banane du Bresil Liqueur
  • .5 parts Passionfruit Puree
  • .5 Lapsang Souchong tea syrup*
  • Glass: Cocktail or “Martini”
  • Optional Garnish: Edible flower (Pansies are easiest to get and very colorful options)

Build all ingredients into a shaker, add ice, shake and fine strain into glass. 

*Make tea, then add super fine sugar for a 1:1 ratio

High West Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz High West Double Rye
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White
  • Brandied Cherries Garnish

Chill a martini glass. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain back into the cocktail shaker and shake again with no ice (reverse dry shake). Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Angostura bitters and brandied cherries.

Vera Wang 72 PARTY Cocktail

Ingredients:

Shake & pour into a chilled cocktail glass, royale with Vera Wang PARTY, garnish with lemon twist

Tia Maria Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

Add Tia Maria’s liqueur, vodka and espresso to a shaker filled with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans, if preferred.

Strawberry Whiskey Sour

Ingredients:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a strawberry

Electric Cosmopolitan 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 fl oz Three Spirit Livener
  • 2 fl oz cranberry juice
  • 2 barspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 barspoon Seville orange marmalade

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker or mason jar and shake hard. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with candied cranberries and a wheel of dried orange. Fresh orange also works. 

For a low alcohol twist, drizzle in half an ounce of citrus vodka before you shake!

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