Chow BELLA: Summer Sips

It’s not summer unless there’s barbecuing, sunbathing, and cooling down poolside with a delicious cocktail. Keep your guests refreshed and impressed with these super easy summer cocktails!

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O.D.B “Old Dirty Bramble”

3 muddled blackberries
2oz. Milagro Reposado
½ oz. honey
¾ oz. lemon
Dash of ginger juice

Combine ingredients in rocks glass. Garnish with skewered blackberry.

Courtesy of Beauty & Essex, 146 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

Lost in Polanco 

Rocks glass
1½ oz. jalapeno-infused Maestro Dobel
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. lime juice
1 oz. blood orange puree

Shake on the rocks. Garnish with orange slice.

Courtesy of The Stanton Social, 99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

 Hibiscus Frozen Margarita 

1½ oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. lime juice
½oz. lemon juice
½ oz. agave syrup
2 dashes hibiscus tincture (made with dried hibiscus flowers and Casamigos Blanco)
Ice

 Blend, then garnish with a lime wedge.

 Courtesy of Mr. Purple, 180 Orchard Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10002

Persea Martini 

1 tbsp. avocado
¾ oz. simple syrup
¾ oz. lemon juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
1½ oz. Baron Silver Tequila
Fresh black pepper

Add all ingredients in order into a shaker on the rocks. Shake vigorously until the avocado liquefies. Pour mix into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh black pepper.

Courtesy of Attila Kocsis, manager of Seaspice, Seaspice, 422 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128

 Yellow Tail 

1½ oz. Pisco 100
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ tbsp. sugar
1 oz. passion fruit juice
Basil
Jalapeño

Muddle basil and jalapeño in shaker. Add all ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain contents on the rocks and garnish with jalapeño and a basil leaf.

Recipe by Carlos Cruz, bartender at Seaspice, 422 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128

By Jessica DePeppo and Nyasia Elie

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