Summer Cocktails! The Full Roundup

Summer Cocktails! The Full Roundup

Faith Durand
Jun 19, 2009

Last year around this time we went on a major summer cocktail kick. There were gin gimlets, spiked boba, alcoholic vanilla milkshakes, mango coladas, drinks with basil and lemon and all other sorts of herbs. But we've published a few more since then, so here's a refreshed (and refreshing!) roundup of some serious summer cocktails. Read on for orange blossom fizz, elderflower cordial, margaritas to make you giggle, and more...

Recipes, tips, basics like simple syrup, tools like that jigger cube, simple syrup with rosemary and DIY maraschino cherries, and more. Cocktails away!

Cocktails pictured above are in bold below.

Cocktail Recipes

The Cuke
The Americano
Elderflower Cordial Cocktail
Pineapple Basil Cocktail
Lemon Verbena and Orange Blossom Fizz
Basil Gimlet
Gibson Cocktails and All About Eve
Straight Up: Raw Egg Whites in Cocktails (and Ramos Gin Fizzes) Are Back! plus Ramos Gin Fizz and Dead Reckoning
The Celluloid Pantry: A Tom Collins with Lime and Chinatown (1974)
Earl Grey MarTEAni
7 Super-Simple Citrus Cocktails
Silver Fizz Cocktail from Sepia Chicago

Limoncello! Limonada with Limoncello and Tequila
Lemon Basil Cocktail
Margaritas to Make Men and Women Giggle
All About Margaritas

The Celluloid Pantry: Dirty Martinis and Sabrina (1954)
The Celluloid Pantry: Brandy and Champagne and The Big Sleep (1946)

Straight Up: The Trouble With Irish Whiskey (and James Joyce Cocktails)
The Celluloid Pantry: 7 & 7s and Mean Streets (1973)
Straight Up: Algonquin Cocktails for the Hungry Thirsty Reader
Whiskey and Ginger
Mint Juleps

Straight Up: Using Shiso in Cocktails (Mojitos and More)
The Celluloid Pantry: Victory Lemonade with a Punch and The Miracle of Morgans Creek (1944)
White Russians and The Big Lebowski
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
The Fresh Mango Sweet Escape
Rhubarb Basil Cocktail
Spiked Boba from the New York Times
Raspberry Limeade Cooler
Spicy Cool Flavors of India

Dark and Stormy Cocktails
Mango Colada
Will You Help Save the Daiquiri?

Golden Dream Cocktail for Oscar Night
Straight Up: Creme de Violette and Blue Moon Cocktails
Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist and Groundhog Day (1993)
Vanilla, Pear and Sage: Summer Cocktail with Navan
Trend Spotlight: St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Pimm's Cup for the English Gardener
Pimm's Italiano with Mint, Lemon, Cucumber, and Fernet Branca
Hibiscus Mimosa
Melon Bellini
Coffee-Vanilla Milkshake (With a Navan Kick)
Lillet Blanc and James Bond Casino Royale (a.k.a. "Vesper") Martinis
Margaritas Made with Beer
Summer Drink: Pastis

Cocktail Mix-Ins and Guides

DIY Simple Syrup
Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
DIY Cocktail Onions
Seasonal Recipe Spotlight: Limoncello
How to Rim a Cocktail Glass
Video: Make Your Own Cocktail Onions with Art
Straight Up: Using Shiso in Cocktails (Mojitos and More)
Cocktails with Basil
Rhubarb is Springing Up in Warm-Weather Drinks
Cocktail Basics: Citrus Garnishes 6 Ways
Cocktail Basics: All About Bitters
Melissa Clark's DIY Maraschino Cherries
Rosemary Simple Syrup
How to Make the Best Ice Cubes for Summer Cocktails

Cocktail Gear and Tools

The Jigger Cube
Cocktail Gear: Three Good Muddlers
Favorite Cocktail Books
IMBIBE by David Wondrich
Soda Club Seltzer Water Soda Maker
Waring Pro Electric Martini Maker (and video demo of this odd machine here)

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