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The Best (and Not So Predictable) Summer Cocktails

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This week on Living Today, our resident mixologist Allen Katz -- as well as all of our in-studio guests -- shared a favorite summer cocktail.  Below are four of his newest creations to try this summer.

Stax
2 oz   Partida Blanco Tequila
½ oz  Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz   Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz  Agave Nectar
¼ oz Thatcher’s Blood Orange Liqueur

Shake the first four ingredients over and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Drizzle Liqueur and garnish with a lemon twist. Optional garnish: Blackberry on a cocktail pick.

Rivington Special
8 Seedless Green Grapes
2 oz   Absolut MangoVodka
¾ oz  Sauvignon Blanc
½ oz  Simple Syrup

In a mixing glass, muddle grapes. Add remaining ingredients and shake well over ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with a grape on a cocktail pick.

Bitersweet Breeze
2 fresh Strawberries, hulled
1 ½ oz   Mathilde Pear Liqueur
½ oz  Campari
2 oz  Cranberry Juice
¼ oz  Simple Syrup
¼ oz  Fresh Lime Juice

In a mixing glass, muddle strawberries. Add remaining ingredients and shake well over ice. Fine strain into a collins glass filled with fresh ice and garnish with a strawberry on the rim of the glass.

Classique Fan
2” chopped cucumber
2 oz  Plymouth Gin
½ oz  Aperol
1 oz  Fresh Pressed Fuji Apple Juice
½ oz  Thatcher’s Cucumber Liqueur
½ oz  Simple Syrup

Shake ingredients over ice and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fan of shaved apple slices.

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