Tipple Tuesday!

Welcome to summer and the longest day of the year!

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Here are some summer cocktail favorites:

Strawberry Mojito  Summer Drinks - Brittany Chardin - in the Mix MagazineStrawberry Mojito – A riff on the classic by Brittany Chardin, Featured in the Summer 2010 issue of in the Mix magazine in the story “Summer! It’s Time to Swizzle“

1½ oz Bacardi Superior Rum
8 Mint leaves, plus one sprig
1 Lime, quartered
2 Strawberries, halved
1 oz Simple syrup

In a mixing glass, muddle 8 fresh mint leaves, 3 of the 4 lime quarters, and the strawberry halves, with the simple syrup. Fill glass with crushed ice. Add 1½ oz of Bacardi Superior Rum. Top with more ice and fill with club soda. Stir well, and garnish with the last lime wedge and sprig of mint.


Look Better Naked Margarita - Adam Segar - Summer Drinks - in the Mix MagazineLook Better Naked Margarita – Specialty of Adam Seger, sommelier/mixologist Nacional 27, Chicago, IL

1 1/2 oz. Partida 100% Agave Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz. Sambazon Pure Organic Açai
3/4 oz. Partida Organic Agave Nectar
1/2 oz. organic egg white
1 oz. fresh lime juice

Cocktail glass (10-ounces), chilled
Rim glass with a mixture of organic sea salt and cracked green peppercorns
Remove rosemary leaves from a 3” sprig and place in an empty mixing glass
Muddle and add ice
Shake ingredients vigorously and double-strain


Long Hot Summer - Mike Raven - Summer Drinks - in the Mix MagazineLong Hot Summer – Editor Mike Raven’s House Drink for summer.

2 oz Captain Morgan rum
1 oz Ocean Spray Cranberry juice
1 oz Fresh Florida orange juice
¾ oz Dole pineapple juice
½ Fresh squezed lime
½ oz Old fashioned lemonade

Add all ingredients in a Boston shaker, shake 10-20 times. Serve up or on fresh ice. Garnish with fruit of your choice.

Daiquiri – Hemmingway’s favorite!Daiquiri - Hemingway - Summer Drinks - in the Mix Magazine
Simple and Classic.

1 oz fresh lime juice
2 heaping teaspoons superfine sugar
2 oz BACARDI white rum
1 cup ice cubes
Lime wheel to garnish

In cocktail shaker, stir together lime juice and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add rum and ice cubes and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled Daiquiri or coupe glass and drop in lime wheel for garnish.


Aviation - Summer Drinks - in the Mix MagazineAviation – A refreshing summer gin cocktail

1 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz Tanqueray gin
½ oz Maraska maraschino liqueur
1/4 teaspoon simple syrup
1 cup ice cubes

In cocktail shaker, combine lemon juice, gin, maraschino liqueur, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake


Mai Tai – Original Trader Vic’s RecipeMai Tai - Trader Vic's Original Recipe - Tony Abou-Ganim - in the Mix Magazine
From Tony Abou-Ganim’s summer 2011 in the Mix story – What Ever Happened to the Mai Tai? Full Story

1½ oz Rhum Clement VSOP Martinique
1 ½ oz Appleton Jamaican Rum
½ oz rock candy syrup
½ oz orange Curacao
½ oz orgeat syrup
Juice of 1 ½ limes (approx 1 ½ oz), freshly squeezed

Shake with ice, strain into a crushed-ice filled Mai Tai glass. Garnish with a spent lime shell, mint sprig, and pineapple spear.


1. What was the subject matter of the star studded movie epic, The Longest Day?

A. The 1962 star studded movie with a list of Hollywood A players including John Wayne, Richard Burton and Robert Ryan in lead roles was an account of D-Day!

2. What is the subject matter for the book The Longest Cocktail Party?

A. The book, The Longest Cocktail Party, is Richard DiLello’s memoirs of the London headquarters of Apple Records Press Office at the height of Beatle mania in the late 60s. Liam Gallagher, former frontman for Oasis, is developing a film on the book, according to reports.

3. Why isn’t the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, also the hottest day of the year?

A. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac… The reason why July and August are generally hotter than June, the month containing the summer solstice, is that it takes a while for Earth to heat up. There is a lag time between sunlight being produced and it actually hitting Earth. Earth’s surface and atmosphere continue to receive energy from the Sun, even though the minutes of daylight are decreasing, and average temperatures will continue to rise until the Sun’s position in relation to Earth lowers and sunlight is hitting Earth less directly.