Jack & Grapefruit
Ditch the coke for grapefruit juice and the regular Jack for Jack Honey in this sweet, tangy summer remix on a classic. The perfect drink for summertime, with a nice little shot of vitamin C. It's not the most potent drink, which makes it ideal for sipping outside in the hot weather.
- 3 ounces fresh-squeezed red grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce Jack Honey
Put ice in a collins glass and pour in the ingredients.
Dickelade Drink Recipe, featuring George Dickel No. 12
Similar to the classic Whiskey Sour, a blend of bourbon, lemon juice, and sugar, The Dickelade has a nice tart flavor that helps to bring out the sweeter notes in the Whiskey. Perfect for any outdoor event because it's not too sweet or heavy.
- 1 1/2 ounce George Dickel No. 12
- 4 ounces lemonade
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour in the George Dickel No. 12, followed by the lemonade, and stir until the glass starts to chill. Garnish with a lemon slice.
The Gin Fizz is perfect for backyard barbecues and events. It's an excellent pre-mixer to help make things easier for your party—pairs great with grilled meat, chips and dip, anything.
- 1 1/2 ounces dry gin
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (or simple sugar)
- Club soda
Shake everything but the club soda well with crushed ice, strain it into a small highball glass. Fill the glass the rest of the way with club soda. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime.
The C&T Cocktail
C&T is one of the most accessible and excellent outdoor cocktails. In today's age of artisan cocktails with fresh-squeezed juices and garnishes, this drink holds its own plain old Ocean Spray and the lime juice out of the plastic shaped lime bottle.
- 1 1/2 ounces Bombay Sapphire gin
- 1/2 ounce Absolut Mandarin
- Dash of lime juice
- Fill with cranberry juice
Fill a shaker halfway with ice. Pour in all ingredients and shake until chilled. Strain the mixture into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime.
It's worth it to use top-shelf ingredients in this cocktail. Grey Goose makes an excellent choice for the vodka because it's smooth and drinkable even when served neat. The ginger beer is partly a matter of personal taste since the flavors can vary. You can't go wrong with Gosling's or Reed's.
- 2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 6 oz Ginger beer to taste
Put a few ice cubes into a glass and squeeze in the lime juice. Then pour in your vodka and ginger beer. Stir gently with a swizzle stick and serve.