7 Delicious Cocktail Recipes for Summer

7 Delicious Cocktail Recipes for Summer

Kiwi Dream

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Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 oz. Monin Green Mint syrup
  • 3 oz. apple juice

Cut a slice of kiwi. Peel remainder and put into blender with ice and syrup. Blend and pour into highball glass. Top with apple juice. Garnish with kiwi slice.



Cucumber Fizz

Cucumber Vodka Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 of a medium-size cucumber
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz. club soda

Cut two thin slices of cucumber. Peel remaining cucumber, and put it into a blender with ice, lemon juice, simple syrup and vodka. Blend and pour everything into highball glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with cucumber slices.



Sunrise Bellini

Sunrise Bellini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. fresh orange purée
  • 3 oz. chilled prosecco
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine

Pour orange purée into chilled champagne glass and add prosecco. Stir gently. Pour grenadine around inside edge of glass.




High-End Screwdriver

High-End Screwdriver

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Belvedere Intense Vodka
  • 3 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1 oz. Moët & Chandon Champagne
  • 1 strawberry

Pour vodka and orange juice into highball glass filled with ice. Stir gently. Top with Champagne. Garnish with strawberry.



Orlando Martini

Orlando Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Genius Fine Vodka, Winter Park Distilling Company, Winter Park
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 lime slice

Combine vodka, liqueur and lime juice, shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with lime slice.



Virgin Mojito

Virgin Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 6 mint sprigs
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 3 oz. club soda

Muddle mint with sugar and lime slices in old-fashioned glass. Add splash of club soda and fill glass with cracked ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice. Serve with straw.



Virgin Sunrise

Virgin Florida Sunrise

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • 1 oz. Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 cocktail cherry

Pour orange juice into highball glass with ice. Add splash of grenadine but do not stir (picture a sunrise). Top with ginger beer. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management fine spirits program, which complements similar classes on beer and wine, teaches students the history, manufacturing methods and responsible management of fine spirits for restaurants and other venues in partnership with Bacardi U.S.A.