10 Spritz Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Global EAT - 10 Spritz Recipes for Hot Summer Days
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Concoction (QUINN PR)

Updated: June 23, 2016

The summer solstice marks the first summer day in the northern hemisphere. The longest day in the annual calendar allowing northern hemisphere residents to enjoy about 17 hours of daylight.

This event occurs when planet earth’s northern axis of rotation is most tilted toward the sun. This year is the first time in 70 years that a full moon coincide with the summer solstice on the same day. The Algonquin tribes purportedly coined the full moon the ‘strawberry moon’ as it signifies the onset of the strawberry season.

Summer means intense heat for most in the northern hemisphere. How to keep cool when the mercury rises? Emore Campbell of New York shares with GlobalEAT a collection of 10 delicious lemon inspired cocktails to refresh you and jazz up your outdoor entertaining this summer.

Her favourite spritz is the Tall Blonde. Campbell says she loves the Tall Blond for its gentle bite – the lemony tart of the perfect margarita, the fizzy taste of the Tom Collins and the sweetness of a fresh glass of lemonade wrapped in one.

Avion Rouge

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

1 oz Avion silver tequila
1 oz Aperol
1 oz Grapefruit
1 Lime
0.5 St. Germaine
Club soda

Glassware: round wine glass
Garnish: Lemon & Grapefruit Twist

Directions

  1. Pour ingredients into an ice filled mixing glass and shake well.
  2. Strain into an ice filled cocktail glass.
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with Lemon & Grapefruit Twist.

Recipe by Bâoli Miami

Blueberry Lemon Drop

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

3 oz. Smirnoff Blueberry
1 oz. DeKuyper Triple Sec
1.5 oz. fresh lemon sour
Sugar Rim. Garnish with 3 blueberries.

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in iced shaker & shake 10-15 times until chilled.
  2. Strain into sugar rimmed martini glass.

Recipe by Sullivan’s Steakhouse Austin

Blue Island Lemonade

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

1.25 oz Absolut Raspberri
0.75 oz Blue Curacao
0.50 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1.00 oz House Simple Syrup
1.50 oz Soda Water

Recipe by Spirit of New York

Courtesan Gerties Cobblere

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

2 oz vodka
1 oz maraschino liqueur
1 oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
4 cherries
2 orange slices

Recipe by Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Directions

    1. Muddle cherries and oranges in bottom of mixing glass.
    2. Add all ingredients. Add ice to tin. Shake well.
    3. Strain into a short crushed ice filled glass.
    4. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.

Lemongrass Drop

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

1½ oz Tito’s Handmade vodka
¾ oz St~Germain
¾ oz lemongrass syrup*
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz pineapple juice
8 loose mint leaves

Ingredients

1½ oz Tito’s Handmade vodka
¾ oz St~Germain
¾ oz lemongrass syrup*
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz pineapple juice
8 loose mint leaves

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients and shake well.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini coupe.
  3. Garnish with a single mint leaf.

Lemongrass Syrup

Ingredients

10 stalks lemongrass
1 quart simple syrup (1:1 sugar to water ratio)

Directions

  1. Wash lemongrass, remove outer skin and
    chop stalks coarsely
  2. Combine with one quart of simple syrup in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Leave to stand for one hour.
  4. Strain out solids.
  5. Bottle and keep refrigerated.

Recipe by Living Room Bar at W South Beach

Michigan Lemonade: Golden Sun

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

1.5 oz Patron Citronage tequila
0.5 oz Lemoncello
0.5 oz simple syrup
5 basil leaves

Recipe by Mixologist, Kellie Rowland of the Amway Grand Plaza and the JW Marriott Grand Rapid

Directions

  1. A splash (approximately 0.5oz ) of the following fresh squeezed juices: lemon, lime and grapefruit.
  2. Build over ice in a short glass.
  3. Shake vigorously and pour all contents back into the glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Pisco Sour

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

2.5 oz pisco
1 Dash angostura bitters
1 egg white
1 oz lemon juice

Whisk, shake and serve over ice.

Recipe by The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s Contigo Latin Kitchen

Queen Bee

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

2 oz. 10 Cane Rum
2 tsp honey syrup
2 tsp lemon juice

Finished with 1oz. Torre Oria Sparkling Cava
Served chilled in a champagne flute

Recipe by W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Spicy Cranberry Lemonade

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

1¼ oz Gin
2 oz Cranberry Juice
1 half freshly squeezed lemon
Pinch of Papaya Hot Sauce
2 Spoons of Diced Cucumber
½ oz Monin Pomegranate Syrup

Directions

  1. Mix in a blender with ice.
  2. Pour into a hurricane glass.
  3. Garnish with a thin slice of Cucumber and Jalapeno.

Recipe by Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

The Tall Blonde

Global EAT - Spritz to Start Your Summer: 10 Thirst Quenching Cocktails

Ingredients

1 oz Vodka
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz of Countreau (or Triple Sec)
1 oz Cocchi Americano (a sweet Vermouth- you can also use Lillet)
A twist of lemon
A splash of Soda Water

Directions

Serve on the rocks with a straw in a Tom Collins glass.

Recipe by Hotel Giraffe, New York

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