The Sea Breeze

The Sea Breeze The Sea Breeze is in a family of Vodka and juice drinks that developed in the 1920s, and made a big resurgence in the 1980s. It is definitely worth revisiting.

It is a refreshing drink for summer days, and will prevent scurvy if you are heading to the Northern California Pirate Festival this weekend.

The Sea Breeze
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The Graduate

The Graduate Cocktail RecipeGin, citrus, and elderflower combine to create this refreshing cocktail. The Graduate is perfect for this time of year—regardless of who might, or might not, be graduating.

We recommend using two saints—St. Germain for the Elderflower liqueur, and St. George for the Gin. You can play with the proportions to get the exact balance of sweetness to citrus that best suits your taste.

The Graduate
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Lime and Mint Daiquiri

Lime and Mint DaiquiriThis Lime and Mint Daiquiri will refresh on a hot day—and is perfect for an outdoor Memorial Day festivities. It has a distinctly South American flavor.

The simple syrup is easy to make and can last in the fridge for at least a week. So, start celebrating the long weekend!

Lime and Mint Daiquiri
Yields one drink

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The May Rose

The May RoseHere is a drink that is perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch: The May Rose. It’s light and sweet, with just bit of tartness from the citrus, and airy and floral from the gin and lavender. But, mostly it is fruity with a pink blush from the blueberries.

The May Rose
Adapted from Oh So Beautiful Paper

Ingredients
2 oz. dry gin
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. lavender simple syrup
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The Jalisco

The Jalisco CocktailThis combination of fresh mint and cucumbers with citrus, tequila, and a pinch of salt is a fine way to kick off summertime. And the Jalisco is a wonderful accompaniment for your Cinco de Mayo celebration (and Mexican cuisine in general).

The Jalisco
Yields one drink

Ingredients
2 oz. blanco tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
1 mint sprig
1 slice cucumber
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