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Patio Pounders

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Just imagine it – it’s sweltering outside, you’re either poolside or grill-side and you need to beat the heat. Chances are you’ll be reaching for something (an adult beverage perhaps?) to quench your thirst. But what’s worse than filling up on sugary synthetic mixers and high-calorie cocktails? A.K.A. Hangover Central.

This summer, we’re breaking away from the traditional pack-a-punch libations and opting for Patio Poundersthese are summertime cocktails that keep your thirst quenched and tolerance in check. Here are a few of our newest Patio Pounder recipes:

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PUTTIN’ ON THE SPRITZ – MAKE-AHEAD PITCHER DRINK! (Serves 6)

9 oz Aviation American Gin

9 oz Dry Riesling* (we suggest ANEW Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA)

4.5 oz DOLE pineapple juice (less than one small 6 oz can)

6 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

3 oz honey syrup 1:1 honey:water

12 oz soda water* (we suggest Q soda water)

Garnish with 1 whole sliced lemon wheels & 20 picked mint leaves

When ready to serve: Add ice about 3/4 of the way full into a 64 oz pitcher. Pour all ingredients into pitcher, plus garnishes, stir well, drink up!

 

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BEERS KNEES (BEER COCKTAIL!)

1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin

1 oz freshly pressed lemon juice

1 oz honey syrup*

1 Widmer Hefeweizen

In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers. Fill with ice & shake vigorously. Fine strain into a chilled collins glass with or without ice.

Top with Hefeweizen Garnish and lemon wedge.

*To make honey syrup; combine equal parts honey to heated water and stir until honey is dissolved, let cool.

 

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LONSDALE

1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin

1 oz organic apple juice (unfiltered)

3/4 oz fresh pressed lemon juice

3 leaves basil

1/2 oz Honey Syrup*

In a pint glass, lightly muddle basil leaves.

Add spirits & mixers. Fill with ice & shake vigorously. Fine strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a basil leaf.

*To make honey syrup; combine equal parts honey to heated water and stir until honey is dissolved, let cool.

 

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