Cocktail Recipes


Beer, Wine, and Spirits

With the heat of the summer upon us, we at DiningOut decided to put together a few refreshing cocktails for your next get-together. These cocktails are a perfect way to quench your thirst, whether you are grilling, kicking back in the sand, or relaxing poolside. With these easy recipes, are flavors for everyone—fruity, salty, sour, and subtle. So chill out and beat the heat with one of these great cocktails.

 

Organic Cucumber Lemonade

Mix 1 part Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka with 2 parts organic lemonade. Serve from a pitcher or in a Collins glass. Garnish each drink with a lemon wedge.

 

Salty Melon Margarita

In a shaker with ice, mix 1 ounce UV Salty Watermelon Vodka, 1 ounce Finest Call Triple Sec, 1/2 ounce Cabrito Blanco Tequila, a splash of Finest Call Watermelon Purée Mix, and a splash of lime juice. Strain into a chilled margarita glass.

 

Tom Collins

In a shaker with ice, combine 2 parts Hendrick's Gin, 1 part lemon juice, 1/2 part St-Germain, and 3 cucumber slices. Muddle cucumber with liquid, then shake vigorously and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cucumber slice.

 

Creamsicle

In a shaker with ice, combine 1-1/2 ounce Bols Natural Yoghurt Liqueur with 1-1/2 ounce Stoli Ohranj Vodka. Shake vigorously. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice.

 

Products

It's summer in Miami. With stone crabs, fresh fish, and tropical produce all coming into season, there's all the more reason to branch out and try a new variety of wine. May we suggest uncorking a bottle of Miami's favorite Italian imports—La Cacciatora wines. La Cacciatora is one of the largest wine producers in Italy, securing grapes from fine vineyards in regions like Chianti, Veneto, and Pavia. The best part? From bubbly to Barolo, you don't need to pay a premium to experience the tastes of Italy.

 

La Cacciatora Chianti – $9.99

From the hills of Tuscany comes this smooth Italian red, blended from Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero, and Trebbiano grapes. This dry, full-bodied wine is an intense garnet-red color but low on tannins, excellent with grilled meats and blackened fish.

 

La Cacciatora Pinot Grigio – $9.99

This fresh, summery wine features crisp, fruity flavors of Lombardy grapes. Floral notes dominate the bouquet, while the finish is dry, fresh, and pleasant. This wine is an excellent pair with Southern Florida cuisine; try it with stone crabs, shellfish, or light pasta dishes.

 

La Cacciatora Prosecco – $12.99

This fruit-forward sparkling wine hails from northern regions of Italy. The Glera grape variety offers dominant flavors of ripe apples and undertones of wild flowers with a crisp, dry finish. Serve it chilled as an aperitif, or during dessert alongside berries and chocolates.

 

La Cacciatora Barolo – $29.99

A much sought-after Italian wine, this Barolo is deep red, full-bodied, and intensely-flavored with notes of violet and vanilla on the nose and a slightly tannic, velvety taste on the tongue. Enjoy it with red meat, grilled pizza, or dark chocolate.

 

Find these wines and more at topwinesimport.com