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Summer Cocktails by William Grant & Sons

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

William Grant & Sons invites you to beat the summer heat with its seamless, simple to make seasonal cocktails. Offering invigorating floral notes, hints of ripe fruit and citrus, these delicious recipes are the perfect way to toast the season. And as all WGS Brands are available to order on Drizly, you are able to get their favorite William Grant & Sons spirits delivered directly to your front door, making celebrating summer that much easier.

Friendly reminder that three important cocktail holidays are coming up.

  1. National Pina Colada Day on July 10

  2. National Tequila Day on July 24

  3. National Scotch Day on July 27

The Malt JulipCreated by Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Allan Roth

  1. 2 parts Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve

  2. Bruised Mint Leaves

  3. Simple Syrup

Method: Build with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprigs in a traditional Julep cup.

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Midsummer Mimosa

  1. 1 part Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice

  2. 2 parts Orange Juice

  3. 2 parts Sparkling Wine

  4. Garnish with Orange Slice

Method: Combine Hendrick’s Midsummer and orange juice in a flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with orange slice.

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Irish Gold Rush – Created by Tullamore D.E.W National Ambassador Donna Stewart

  1. 2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original

  2. ¾ parts Fresh Lemon Juice

  3. ¾ parts Honey Syrup

  4. Lemon Twist

Method: Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake until well chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass, garnish with a lemon twist.

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Fistful Old Fashioned

  1. 2 parts Fistful of Bourbon

  2. ½ parts Simple Syrup

  3. 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Method: Combine ingredients and stir over ice. Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a large grapefruit peel (optional).

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Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Highball

  1. 1 part Balvenie 12 Year DoubleWood

  2. 2 parts Club Soda

  3. Lemon Wedge Garnish

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Guilty by AssociationCreated by Reyka Vodka National Ambassador Trevor Schneider

  1. 1 ½ parts Reyka Vodka

  2. ¾ part Aperol

  3. ¾ part Lime

  4. ¼ part Turbinado Simple

Method: Combine all ingredients. Possible middle limes. Serve over crushed ice in rocks glass and garnish with lime slice.

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Agua Colada – Courtesy of Flor de Caña Rum

  1. 2 parts Flor de Caña 7 Year

  2. 1 part Coconut Water

  3. ¾ part Pineapple Juice

  4. ½ part Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

  5. ½ part Fresh Lime Juice

  6. ½ part Simple Syrup

Method: Pour all ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice.  Stir briskly until well chilled. Top with grated nutmeg, garnish with a slice of pineapple.

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I like Piña ColadasCourtesy of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

  1. 1 part Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

  2. ½ part Coconut Cream

  3. 1 ½ parts Pineapple Juice

  4. Fresh pineapple garnish

Method: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all, shake vigorously and pour into a chilled highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with fresh pineapple

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The Mercadito – Created by Milagro Tequila National Ambassador Jaime Salas

  1. 2 parts Milagro Silver

  2. ¾ part Agave Nectar

  3. 1 part Fresh Lime Juice

  4. 4 Cucumber slices

  5. 1 Pinch Cilantro

  6. 1 Thin Jalapeño Slice

Method: Muddle cucumber, cilantro and jalapeño slice in a Boston shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish cocktail with cucumber slice and cilantro sprig.

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The Mai Tizzle Swizzle – Courtesy of Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

  1. 1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder

  2. 1 part Fresh Lime Juice

  3. ¼  part Orange Liqueur

  4. ½ part Liber & Co Orgeat

  5. ¼ part Liber & Co Passion Fruit Liqueur

  6. 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters

  7. Garnish with a lime wheel and brandied cherry flag.

Method: Combine ingredients, shake and double-strain over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel and brandied cherry.

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The ExeneCreated by Hudson Whiskey National Ambassador David Powell

  1. 1 ½ parts Hudson Baby Bourbon

  2. 1 part Aperol Aperitif

  3. ½ part Fresh Lemon Juice

  4. ½ part Honey Syrup

  5. Half-dropper of Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters (comes in dropper format—2 dashes if decanted into dasher bottle)

DIRECTIONS: add ingredients to shaker with ice, and shake to chill.

Option #1 (center): shaken with egg white or ¾ oz aquafaba (chickpea water), strained into cocktail glass, and garnished with lemon twist

Option #2 (left): strained over ice and topped with soda and garnished with lemon wedge

Option #3 (right): strained over the rocks and garnished with lemon wedge & cherry

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