Need mixology inspiration for the weekend? National Lemonade Day falls on Sunday, August 20 so get ready to pucker
Fruity Fresh Lemonade:
Easy at the Orchard. (Courtesy Photo)
• Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade
• Touch of Raw Honey
• Dash of Orgeat Syrup
• 1 oz. Spirit of your choice
Crush fruit with ice and add Sparkling Ice Strawberry Lemonade, honey and Orgeat. Stir and add straw. Add the spirit of your choice.
Easy at the Orchard:
• 4 oz. Angry Orchard Easy Apple
• 1 oz. Gin
• .5 oz. Lemon Juice
• .5 oz. Ginger Syrup
• 3 slices Cucumber
Muddle cucumber in a shaker and then add the rest of the ingredients except Cider and shake then fine strain into a rocks glass and top with Angry Orchard Easy Apple. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
Strawberry Blonde. (Courtesy Photo)
Off the Radar. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1 1/2 oz. Jura 10
• 1 oz. White Vermouth
• .75 oz. Lemon Juice
• .5 oz Demerara
• 2 Strawberries
• 1 dash Orange Bitters
Muddle one strawberry. Add all ingredients in a mixing glass with fresh ice. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice. Serve in coup with strawberry garnish.
Off the Radar: (Created by Anchor Distilling Company)
• 1.5 oz. Junipero Gin
• .5 oz. Lemon Juice
• .25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
• .25 oz. Liqueur de Violette
• 3-4 oz. Tonic Water
• Lemon Wheel, for garnish
Add gin, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and liqueur de violette to a collins glass filled with ice. Add tonic water; stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Tito's Blackberry Lemonade:
Tito's Blackberry Lemonade. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1.5 oz. Blackberry Infused Tito's Handmade Vodka
• 3 oz. fresh Lemonade
• Lemon Wedge or Mint Sprig, for garnish
Pour Blackberry Infused Tito's Handmade Vodka into a glass over ice and add lemonade.
• 1 cup of frozen Berries
• 1 liter of Tito's Handmade Vodka
Directions: Combine berries and Tito's Handmade Vodka in an infusion jar and let sit for 18 hours.
Nolet's Winner's Lemonade:
Nolet's Winner's Lemonade. (Courtesy Photo)
• 1.25 oz. Nolet's Silver Dry Gin
• 1 oz. Meyer Lemon Juice
• 4 oz. Filtered Water
• 1 Tablespoon Bakers Sugar
Combine all ingredients, except water, in a mixing glass with ice. Shake and pour contents directly into a Collins glass. Top with filtered water and grated Meyer lemon zest.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com