Summer Nights

Summer lovin’, had me a blast….

This past summer, I went up to Lake George with friends.  (See here, and here.)  They took care of the accommodations and the food; I was responsible for the bar.  A couple of bottles of Chakana malbec, and a couple of bottles of Shingleback Black Bubbles sparkling shiraz, and, of course, vodka, vodka, and vodka.  (Unless you’re new here, you knew that was coming.)  I made a blackberry-basil simple syrup, and a cilantro one, too.  And threw a couple of cordials in the box, like Canton and Cointreau.  I was prepared.  We drank all of the reds.  (I also had a couple of bottles of white, but those came home unopened.)  Here are three of our summer night cocktails, all stirred with ice, and best enjoyed lakeside:

Drink #1:

  • 3 parts Absolut Citron
  • 2 parts Canton
  • 2 parts cilantro simple syrup
  • lemon lime seltzer

Drink #2

  • 3 parts Esme blackberry vodka
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part blackberry-basil simple syrup
  • blackberry juice
  • lemon lime seltzer
  • fresh basil for garnish

Drink #3

  • 3 parts Esme blackberry vodka
  • 1 part Canton
  • 1 part blackberry-basil simple syrup
  • 2 parts sparkling limeade
  • lemon lime seltzer

It turned colder, that’s where it ends….

Thinking about bourbon for winter.

Trust us on this.

 

 

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