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Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Savor the last days of the season with these yummy drinks

It's never too late to enjoy a luscious summer cocktail. Here are our favorites that you can enjoy now and later!

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Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Elder Oddo Cocktail from Farmhouse Chicago

Ingredients:

1.5oz Letherbee Gin

.5oz St. Germain

.5oz Leopold Brother’s Michigan Tart Cherry Liqueur

.25oz Leopold Brother’s Apertivo

.5oz fresh lime juice

4-5 Nan King Cherries

Elderflower (1 handful)

Bergamot (1 flower)

Prep: In a mixing glass, muddle Nan King Cherries with the handful of Elderflower. Add the Letherbee Gin, St. Germain, Leopold Brother's Michigan Tart Cherry Liqueur, Leopold Brother's Apertivo and fresh lime juice. Add in crushed ice and stir. Strain into chilled coup and garnish with Bergamot Flower. Enjoy!

Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Heilala Vanilla Berry Fizz

You'll get a double whammy of vanilla with both syrup and extract in this refreshing, fizzy gin cocktail.

Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Classic Mojito

Don't ruin a classic. Make your mojito with the basics - muddled mint, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, rum and club soda over plenty of ice. It's ideal for poolside and beyond.

Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Monkeylada

If you love pina coladas, but hate the calories, try this low-cal version made with frozen bananas, fresh pineapple and coconut milk.

Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Orange Ginger Margarita

Why settle for ordinary when you can make your margarita special with an infusion of orange and ginger?

Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Pomegranate Daiquiri

Sometimes a frozen drink that can nearly double as a dessert is what is needed. Try this pomegranate version and you'll be getting in your antioxidants, too!

Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Strawberry Sangria

Did someone say strawberry sangria? Yes. Yes we did. Make a pitcher and thrill your friends with this to-die-for recipe.

Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Cherry Limeade Cocktails

Enjoy this adult version of a throwback to your childhood - cherry limeade.

Yummy and Easy Summer Cocktails

Prickly Thorn Sweetly Worn Cocktail from The Winchester, Chicago

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. La Troussipinete Blanc

3.5 oz. of a dry sparkling wine

One dash of Bittercube Cherry Vanilla Bark Bitters

Lemon Twist

Prep: Build La Troussipinete Blanc, dry sparkling wine and Bittercube Cherry Vanilla Bark Bitters in a coupe glass. Express the lemon twist over the glass before dropping it in. Enjoy!

Watermelon Tequila Cocktail

A blend of watermelon and tequila makes the ultimate refreshing cocktail. Add fresh blueberries for extra appeal.

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