Now that our growlers are available for purchase at Smorgasburg we thought we would share some of our favorite summer cocktail recipes, starting of course with the one that started it all-the Dark 'N Stormy.
Dark 'N' Stormy with Apple & Ginger
- 2 oz dark rum (Gosling's Black Seal is the brand of choice for die hard stomy fans)
- 4 oz Apple & Ginger soda
- 1/2 oz lime juice
Add several ice cubes to glass and top with soda and rum. Garnish with lime and enjoy!
Grapefruit Jalepeno & Honey Paloma
Touted as the most popular cocktail in all of Mexico, the Paloma delivers a refreshing escape from the impenetrable summer heat...although our version still promises to leave your taste buds tingling!
- Kosher salt
- 6 oz Grapefruit Jalepeno and Honey soda
- 2 oz mescal or tequila
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- Grapefruit slice (garnish)
Pour kosher slate onto a small plate. Rub half of rim of highball glass with grapefruit wedge and dip in salt. Place several cubes of ice in glass. Combine grapefruit soda, tequila or mescal, and garnish with grapefruit wedge.
Wild Hibiscus Royale
A product of the Dorchester Hotel in London, England, this legendary drink has long been the most popular champagne cocktail on the menu-and we can see why! Although the original recipe calls for hibiscus syrup we think it works even better with our fresh Hibiscus Mint soda. For a layered effect pour the soda and rose water in first and top with champagne. Cheers!
Extra special bonus effect: If you are able to find wild hibiscus flowers (look no further than Dual Speciality Store fellow New Yorkers) place one flower in bottom of glass before layering ingredients. The flower will open over the course of 3-4 minutes and makes for a drink as beautiful as it is delicious.
- 1 oz Hibiscus Mint soda
- 5 oz dry Brut champagne
- Splash rose water (optional)
Coming in as the second most popular cocktail in the world, this effervescent delight is number 1 with us! Another easy as can be crowd pleaser.
- 2 oz light rum
- Brookyln Soda Works Cola
- Lime wedge
Fill glass with ice and add rum. Top with cola, garnish with lime, and enjoy!
Vodka-Thyme Sparkling Lemonade
2 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz orange liquor
1 1/2 oz Lemon Thyme Soda
Fill martini glass with ice and let sit to chill while you prepare ingredients. Pour vodka and orange liquor into cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Add 1 1/2 oz Lemon Thyme Soda, strain into chilled martini glass.
Cucumber, Lime & Sea Salt Gin Fizz
It doesn't get simpler or more refreshing than this-perfect for a backyard BBQs or those times when you just want something low maintenance.
- 2 oz gin of choice
- Cucumber, Lime & Sea Salt Soda
- Cucumber slice (optional)
Fill glass with ice and add gin. Top with Cucumber, Lime & Sea Salt soda, mix, and garnish with cucumber slice.