The Gin Buck

The Gin BuckBucks are long drinks made with some sort of liquor and ginge rale. And, they are excellent hot-weather drinks. Originally, only gin was used, but like a Collins, a buck may be made with a variety of liquors.

The Gin Buck combine the floral flavors of gin with ginger ale to bring together a refreshing and simple cocktail. This is a delicious summer cocktail that is somewhat sweet and definitely thirst-quenching.

We made our with lime juice, but you can use lemon or a combination of the two. Because the ginger ale is a prominent ingredient it is important to go with one that stands out. That is why we recommend

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El Jefe Cocktail

El Jefe CocktailEl Jefe (The Boss) is a sophisticated upgrade of the classic Tequila Sunrise. It uses mezcal and passion fruit nectar along with a splash of ginger. We have a great selection of mezcal in the store—just ask our Wine & Spirits department for a recommendation.

And, you can serve this cocktail up to El Jefe on Father’s Day for a delicious refreshment.

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Cajun Lemonade

Cajun LemonadeThis Cajun Lemonade recipe is a spiced-up version of the Pimm’s Cup with a splash of hot sauce and a generous serving of white rum.

This recipe makes a pitcherful to share with friends and family over Memorial Day Weekend or on any of the warm, summer days ahead.

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The Bellini Cocktail

The Bellini CocktailThe Bellini is the ultimate summer aperitif and the perfect cocktail to serve at brunch. It is made with puréed fresh white peaches and a bit of raspberry to give the drink a pink glow.

The Bellini was created in 1943 by Guiseppe Cipriani at the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice—a favorite hangout for expats including Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, and Orson Welles. The cocktail owes its name to Cipriani’s fascination with Giovanni Bellini, a 15th-century Venetian artist.

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The Berry Blush Cocktail

Berry Blush CocktailCampari bitters and rich Jamaican rum mix with the fruity deliciousness of pineapple and strawberry in this recipe for a perfect brunch cocktail.

You need to start the fresh strawberry syrup a day in advance, but it is well worth the effort. You will be happy to have extra around to mix into other cocktails, mocktails, and soda water.

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