Nothing says summer like a cool drink on the patio or deck. These 15 cocktails spotlight seasonal fruit, herbs, and even a veggie or two and are the ultimate expression of summer.
- RecipeThe raisiny flavor of an ancho chile gives a lovely base note to this drink, bringing together the cherries and the bourbon. The addition of the vitamin C tablet keeps the cherry juice brighter in color, but feel free to omit it if you don’t have one on hand.
To create this seasonal cocktail, the bartenders at Union Square Café pilfer the kitchen’s heirloom tomatoes, sourced from the nearby farmers’ market. At its best in late summer, this brunch mainstay is made truly special by passing the tomatoes through a potato ricer rather than juicing them. Browse our Drinks & Entertaining Guide page for more spicy cocktails.
They say that the Hemingway Daiquiri was invented for Ernest Hemingway in the La Floradita bar in Cuba. Whether the stories are true or false, no person in history can match Ernest Hemingway as an Olympian cocktail connoisseur. But only this Daiquiri has the honor of bearing his name. He loved it so much that he always had a double serving, which earned the cocktail the moniker Papa Doble, or Double for Daddy.