The 4th of July will be hot, these cocktails will keep you cool!

When the temperature rises you need to keep your cool.  Wether manning the grill, lounging by the pool or relaxing watching some fireworks, these drinks will help you keep your cool.

The Mixed-Up Monkey

–          Currently touring with the Monkey Mixer

1.5 parts Monkey Shoulder

.75 part mint simple syrup

.5 part fresh lemon juice

3 parts soda


Fill a high ball glass with ice and add Monkey Shoulder, syrup, and lemon juice. Top with soda, stir, and lift a few times ensuring ingredients are well-mixed. Garnish with mint.


Montelobos Paloma

½ part Montelobos Mezcal

½ part Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur

3 parts grapefruit soda

Squeeze of lime


Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of the glass and salt half of the rim.

Add ice, Ancho Reyes, Montelobos, and grapefruit soda.

Squeeze wedge of lime and discard.

Garnish with a thin grapefruit wheel


Blood & Bouji by Ryan Hall

2 Liters of Reyka Vodka

750ml Fino Sherry

1.5 Quarts Fresh Lemon Juice

1.5 Quarts Cane Syrup 2:1 Ratio

2 Quarts Fresh Blood Orange Juice

Garnish: Dehydrated Blood Orange

Method: Combine all ingredients into frozen machine.

Sailor Jerry Lemonade

2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum

Top with lemonade

Mixed Berry Sangria (created by Vance Henderson, Drambuie Ambassador)

3 parts Drambuie

1 part Triple sec

1 Cup White Wine (Chardonnay is perfect)

1 part OJ

1 part Fresh Lime Juice

1 part Honey

2 cups Frozen Berries

10 Dashes Cherry Bitters

Method: Add all Ingredients to a Blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with skewered berries with basil sprig.

Flor de Caña Ultimate Mojito

2 parts Flor de Caña 7

1/2 part lime juice

1/3 part superfine sugar

3 leaves mint


Method: Muddle lime juice with sugar in a Collins glass. Add mint leaves and muddle again. Fill glass 2/3 full with crushed ice and add rum. Top off with a champagne float. Garnish with sprig of mint.

Pineapple Moscow

2 parts Reyka Vodka

2 parts Pineapple juice

1 part Lime juice

4 parts Top Ginger beer

Garnish: Pineapple slice

Method: Shake

Green Rabbit 

3 parts Homemade Melon Milk

0.5 part Ancho Verde

0.75 part Hendrick’s Gin

Method: Combine ingredients and shake well

Strain over fresh ice in a wine glass

Garnish with pineapple mint and serve with a straw


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