Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer Cocktail Recipe Roundup

Cape Codder Cocktail

Cool ones for hot days

Summer is here in our part of the world. Now that we’ve celebrated Memorial Day in the US, we’re ready for flip flops and tee shirts. Not to mention tall, cool drinks.

So we’ve decided to kick off the summer season by rounding up some seasonally appropriate cocktail recipes. We’ll race you for the hammock.



Blue Hawaii Cocktail

Beach Drinks
Nonalcoholic Berry Shrub

Tall Sippers
Lemon Drop Cocktail

Predinner Pleasers
Gin Daisy Cocktail
 
Summertime and the Sippin’ is Easy

We have loads more drinks for your summer imbibing pleasure—just check out Our Recipe Index. If you’re new to mixing drinks, you might want to look at our Cocktail Basics post.

Next week we’ll start our traditional Summer Sippin’ Series. So more drink recipes are on the way. You may want to stock up on booze.

Happy summer!

54 comments:

Mae Travels said...

So many cocktails. So little time. And so many good wines and craft beers to compete with them. You make life so difficult!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Gerlinde de Broekert said...

I made your berry shrub last year and it was delicious , I used it to flavor my mineral water. Thanks for the recipe.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Mae, choices are good, right? :-) Thanks for the comment.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Gerlinde, shrubs are great! We like 'em with or without booze, but they're a wonderful drink for those who don't care to imbibe. Thanks for the comment.

Evelyne CulturEatz said...

I love the Elvis pic with the Blue Hawaii Cocktail! I am so ready for many tall cool drinks, one per night from this amazing list! Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Your cocktails are always so beautiful! It looks and sounds delicious.

Liz Berg said...

You are my go-to cocktail recipe guy!! So many winners---plus I always like to make a tried and true specialty cocktail for my book club each year! Thanks!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Evelyne, that Elvis picture is a favorite of ours, too. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Pam, we love the flavor of cocktails, but think their good looks are even nicer! Thanks for the comment.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Liz, bet your house is the most popular one for your book group! :-) Thanks for the comment.

A Dhar said...

So many winning cocktails! I will race you to the hammock with one of these in hands .. or two :D

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Ansh, LOL, race is on!:-) Thanks for the comment.

Deb|EastofEdenCooking said...

All we need is some hot weather! May gray is back! Gerlinde just raves about the berry shrub, on my list to try this berry season.

Tricia Buice said...

Oh my goodness, I am so thirsty now! That first Cape Codder is gorgeous and they all look absolutely delicious. I could build a party around each one! Outstanding :)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Deb, shrubs are good -- you'll like. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Tricia, the Cape Codder tastes wonderful, and is SO refreshing! Thanks for the comment.

Angie Schneider said...

Now I really NEED one! They all look so beautiful and I have no doubt that they are very yummy too.

Vicki Bensinger said...

Oh John I love this list and that Blue Hawaii looks delish! I saw a drink last night that looked really good You know I'm not much of a drinker but it had Aperol, Prosecco and some other stuff. It was orange with fruit in it. Looked so good. Do you know what that would be?

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Angie, they ARE yummy. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Vicki, might be some kind of Aperol Spritz. Could be a lot of other things, though, too! :-) Thanks for the comment.

Terry / Blue Kitchen said...

One of each, please. Cocktail hour must be a real treat at your house!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Terry, one of each coming up! And yes, cocktail hour IS a treat. :-) Thanks for the comment.

mjskit said...

Where does one start? So many choices and so many hot days in the future. I guess a different one each day should it. Thanks for the list of summer refreshers!

Amira's Pantry said...

These look fab. I hope I can make mocktales out of them :).

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi MJ, one-a-day should do it. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Amira, you can make a mocktail out of the Berry Shrub -- it's really good. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

You are officially my go-to cocktail guy! What a great idea to have all of these cocktails in one place. And I hope to have many of them in one place this Summer - my hand. :) Pinned.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Lea Ann, yup, the best place for a cocktail is in one's hand! :-) Thanks for the comment.

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen said...

I only see one problem with this list: I don't know where to start! They all sound so good! I suppose I'll just start at the top and work my way down. Have a great weekend!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Kelsie, starting at the top sounds like a good plan! Thanks for the comment.

HWC Magazine said...

Thanks John! We are all set for the summer. One stop shopping. We will start this weekend at the top of the list and work our way down. Take Care

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Bobbi, we aim to please! :-) Thanks for the comment.

Denise Browning said...

One better than other. SO hard to choose so I would have to try each one of them. ;)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Denise, probably a good idea to try each one. Twice. Just to make sure which one you like most. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Laura Dembowski said...

You always post the best cocktail recipes and this roundup has me excited for some old fashioned summer relaxation.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Laura, hard to beat relaxing with one of these thirst-quenchers. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

Damn John. I don't think summer is long enough to try each one of these. I might have to have at least two happy hours a week. That might make Manservant happy!

Jeff said...

My only regret is that I doubt I could get to all of these in one weekend. I'm going to have to pick a favorite!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Abbe, guess you'll have to go to two happy hours a week, then. Gotta keep Manservant happy, after all. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Jeff, important to prioritize in life. :-) Thanks for the comment.

GiGi Eats said...

So I am totally going to share this with Landon. He is the KING of making drinks for everyone when we have parties and lets just say, in about 2 weeks or so, we are going to be having parties QUITE A BIT. Alas, we have not revealed why quite yet but you shall see soon! SO THANK YOU for making our parties THAT MUCH BETTER!!!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi GiGi, looking forward to your big reveal! And tell Landon to have fun with these. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Frank Fariello said...

So many cocktails, too little time... I'll need to make my way through this list little by little. It's going to be a delicious summer!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Frank, always good to have a summer project! :-) Thanks for the comment.

Sippity Sup said...

This isn't a round up it's a book proposal, seriously. Great work... GREG

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Greg, :-) Thanks for the comment.

Food Gal said...

I can practically open up my own bar with all of these lovely creations. LOL With the weather heating up, a tall cool one is definitely my weekend-must. ;)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Carolyn, this list will keep you busy for awhile. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

Yay! I can't wait for summer and want to have these cocktails in my hand all season long!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Amy, something about summer and cocktails that's SO nice. :-) Thanks for the comment.

Marta said...

Summer tastes best with cocktails :D

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Marta, it does, it does! :-) Thanks for the comment.

Emma - Bake Then Eat said...

What a refreshing list! I would happily make my way through one or two of these colourful beauties :)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Emma, start at the beginning this weekend, and go from there. :-) Thanks for the comment.