8 South Florida-inspired Summer Cocktails

  • Refreshing South Florida Summer Cocktail Recipes Grey Goose melon
    GREY GOOSE® Le Melon “Melon Mule”

      1½ parts GREY GOOSE® Le Melon
    3 parts ginger beer
    3 lime wedges

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add GREY GOOSE Le Melon and the juice from three lime wedges. Shake well and strain into a copper mug filled with crushed ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.
  • Refreshing South Florida Summer Cocktail Recipes Rekorderlig
    Rekorderlig’s “Beautifully Swedish”

    1 1/2 ounces Rekorderlig pear cider
    1 ounce of Absolut pear vodka
    1/2 ounce of framboise liquor
    1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
    4 strawberries

    Muddle strawberries, vodka, framboise and lemon juice. Top with crushed ice, shake and pour over Rekorderlig pear cider. Garnish with apple slices.
  • Refreshing South Florida Summer Cocktail Recipes
    NYY Steak’s “Yankeetini”


    2 ounces Absolut Citron
    1/2 ounce curacao
    1 ounce cranberry juice
    1/4 ounce fresh lime juice

    Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Pour into a chilled glass.
  • Refreshing Summer Cocktail Recipes
    Sweet Nectar Restaurant’s “Grandpa’s Apple Pie Cocktail”

    1 1/2 ounces Michter’s Rye Whiskey
    1 1/2 ounces Ole Smoky’s Apple Pie Moonshine
    1/2 ounce Rhum Clément Créole Shrubb orange liquor
    4 dashes aeromatic bitters
    Fresh muddled orange

    Muddle orange in a shaker. Add ice and ingredients. Shake and serve. Don’t strain. Garnish with orange or mint leaf.
  • Tsukuro restaurant's Lavender Bergamot Shooter (pictured in front)1 TeaForte lavender citrus infuser3 oz vodka
Orange wedge Place infuser in glass. Pour vodka over infuser and steep 2-3 minutes. Add infused vodka into a shaker with ice, shake vigorously. Strain into 2 shot glasses. To drink, take the shot and follow with a bite into the orange wedge.
    Tsukuro restaurant’s Lavender Bergamot Shooter (pictured in front)

    1 TeaForte lavender citrus infuser
    3 oz vodka
    Orange wedge

    Place infuser in glass. Pour vodka over infuser and steep 2-3 minutes. Add infused vodka into a shaker with ice, shake vigorously. Strain into 2 shot glasses. To drink, take the shot and follow with a bite into the orange wedge.
  • Refreshing South Florida Summer Cocktail Recipes Grey Goose melon
    GREY GOOSE® Le Melon “Melon Royale”

     1½ parts GREY GOOSE® Le Melon
    3 parts lemon-lime soda

     Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add GREY GOOSE Le Melon and top with lemon-lime soda. Present with a melon slice.
  • Refreshing South Florida Summer Cocktail Recipes
    Max’s Harvest’s “Watermelon Patch”

    2 ounces fresh watermelon juice
    2 ounces Crop cucumber vodka
    1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liquor

    Fill 16-ounce shaker glass with ice and ingredients. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass.
  • Refreshing South Florida Summer Cocktail Recipes
    Naked Turtle Rum’s “Dark & Beachy”

    1 1/2 ounces Naked Turtle Rum
    3 1/2 ounces ginger beer
    Lime slice for garnish

    Combine Naked Turtle Rum and ginger into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with lime slice. 

All images courtesy of the restaurants and liquor companies who supplied the recipes.

The best part about summer in South Florida? Outdoor entertaining. Barbecues, pool parties, dinner parties at twilight – I can’t get enough.

I asked some local restaurants and liquor companies to share some of their most refreshing summer drink recipes, and they definitely delivered. Use your arrows to scroll through the recipes, and click on the images for more info. Cheers!

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