As the weather gets warmer and more businesses begin to open up, it looks like summer will be closer to normal than much of the world has recently seen. 360 Magazine has collected a list of our favorite drinks for this summer to sip by the pool, or for celebrating with friends. Stay refreshed this summer with our 2021 sip list.
EFFEN® x Allies in Arts
Since 2018, EFFEN Vodka has created limited-edition Pride bottles to celebrate self-expression, support diversity and champion the LGBTQQIA2S community, including supporting organizations like Outfest. This year, EFFEN Vodka is partnering with Allies in Arts to bolster their mission of empowering creative voices and providing fair-paid work for artists who identify as womxn, BIPOC and LGBTQQIA2S – all of whom are underrepresented individuals in creative industries.
EFFEN Vodka commissioned Chicago-based, LGBTQQIA2S artist and street muralist Sam Kirk to design this year’s bottle, which celebrates the Black and LGBTQQIA2S communities and highlights that each day is an opportunity to live loud, vibrant and proud. Not only is the vodka perfect for cocktails, the bottle is a beautiful addition to any summer table.
Raise your glass to the king of gin and juice, and mix up Snoop’s personal favorite take on the classic Gin & Tonic- The Low Rider. This refreshing and citrusy cocktail is great to unwind with and sip all spring and summer long! Sure to please the palette of any gin aficionado, “The Low Rider” is crafted with 1.5 oz Indoggo Gin, 3oz tonic water and garnished with an orange slice. This mouthwatering mixed drink is all you need to make your Gin and Tonic Day complete!
- 1.5 oz INDOGGO® Gin
- 3 oz tonic water
- Orange slice garnish
Add INDOGGO® and tonic water into a highball glass, filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.
Pinnacle Vodka’s Apricot Honeysuckle Spritz
Pinnacle® Vodka, the award-winning vodka brand, today introduced Pinnacle® Light & Ripe™. The brand’s newest line of innovation offers great quality vodka in fruit-forward flavors with fewer calories and zero sugar for a refreshing “Light & Ripe” finish. Crafted with natural ingredients, Pinnacle Light & Ripe is being launched with two fresh flavor choices, Apricot Honeysuckle and Guava Lime. Pinnacle’s new cocktail recipe, which utilized their new Apricot Honey flavor of Pinnacle Light & Ripe, is below:
Apricot Honeysuckle Spritz
- 1 part Pinnacle® Light & Ripe™ Apricot Honeysuckle Vodka
- 1 part Lilet Blanc®
- Equal parts soda water and tonic water
- Fresh apricot
- Sprig of thyme
Directions: Build in glass over ice. Stir gently and garnish with fresh apricot and honeysuckle.
Hornitos Tequila Seltzer
Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is set to hits shelves in the U.S. beginning this week! The products combine real Plata tequila with refreshing seltzer, resulting in the perfect choice for those seeking a refreshing, ready-made cocktail for their high-energy moments this season. Hornitos Tequila Seltzer is available in two natural flavors – Lime and Mango – without any artificial sweeteners.
Santo Spirits just launched their Reposado and has the most refreshing cocktails to serve at your backyard BBQ or enjoy during an at-home happy hour. Santo is the brainchild of rocker Sammy Hagar, and chef Guy Fieri. Together, the duo created a portfolio of 100% Blue Weber Agave expressions including Santo blanco, the world’s only Mezquila and a reposado that is rested in lightly charred, used American oak bourbon barrels. For those tired of the usual and yearning for something different, Santo offers a higher taste, a higher quality, a higher experience – a higher spirit.
Below are some of Santo Spirit’s summer sip suggestions:
Impress your friends with the ultimate summer sipper, the Cucumber Cooler made with Santo’s newly launched Reposado. The ultra-pure agave flavor and refreshing balance of homemade cucumber simple syrup and mint are the perfect combination to keep you cool on those hot summer days ahead.
- 2 oz Santo Reposado
- ½ oz Cucumber simple syrup*
- ½ oz Elderflower liqueur
- ¾ oz Fresh lemon juice
- 1 Fresh Mint sprig
Garnish: Fresh mint sprig, cucumber slices
1. In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, syrup, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and mint sprig
2. Shake for 30 seconds.
3. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Cucumber Simple Syrup:
1. In a saucepan on medium heat add 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 1 cucumber sliced.
2. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved.
3. Bring to a simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Take off heat and allow it to steep for 15-20 minutes.
Relax and unwind with a cocktail that will take your tastebuds on a trip you will never want to return from. The freshness of cilantro and hibiscus leaves are a great compliment to the full and distinctive flavors of Santo Reposado. Don’t forget to double strain this cocktail for a smooth and refreshing drink you will want to enjoy all year round.
- 2 oz Santo Reposado
- 1 oz hibiscus tea
- 1/2 oz agave
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems
Garnish: Hibiscus leaves, lime wheel, edible flowers
1. Brew Hibiscus tea and let cool.
2. In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, hibiscus tea, agave, lime juice and fresh cilantro.
3. Shake for 30 seconds.
4. Double strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Strawberry Basil Gimlet
2 oz INDOGGO®
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Honey Syrup (2pt Honey:1 pt Water)
Combine all ingredients, shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with soda water and garnish with Mint and Strawberry.
The Laid Back
2 oz INDOGGO®
2 oz Pineapple Juice
Top with club soda
Garnish: Strawberry/Lime Slices
Add INDOGGO Gin and pineapple juice into glass, filled with ice. Stir, then top with club soda and garnish with strawberry/lime slice
D’USSE Champagne Sparkler
Champagne Sparkler features D’USSE VSOP and Angostura Bitters topped off with chilled Top Martini & Rossi Asti. The cocktail is perfect to feel like the stars of Hollywood and toast to a fun evening.
· 1 part D’USSE VSOP Cognac
· 1 sugar cube
· 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
· Top Martini & Rossi Asti
· Garnish: Orange Twist
Add D’USSE, sugar cube and bitters into a champagne flute. Top with chilled Martini & Rossi Asti.
D’USSE’s Lady Velvet
Balanced and sophisticated, the D’USSE Lady’s Velvet is an expression of luxury
Glassware: Nick & Nora
1 part D’USSE VSOP Cognac
¾ part BACARDI Ocho Rum
¾ part MARTINI & ROSSI Rosso Vermouth
½ part ST-GERMAIN Elderflower Liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Orange Peel
Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir cocktail with a bar spoon until chilled. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
1800 x Jarritos Cocktails
1800 has partnered with iconic Mexican soda brand Jarritos to create three delicious, easy-to-make cocktails, all made with premium 1800 Silver and Jarritos’ classic flavors. As two Mexican heritage brands with deep cultural roots, 1800 Tequila and Jarritos have joined together as the authorities on Cinco de Mayo cocktails and celebration, and their collaborative cocktails are sure to quench the thirst for an authentic way to enjoy Cinco de Mayo this year.
1800 Piña Paloma
- 2 oz. 1800 Silver
- 4 oz. Jarritos Pineapple
- ½ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
Directions: Build over ice in a highball glass and stir gently to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel and pineapple leaves
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux’s Kentucky Mule
· 2 oz. Buffalo Trace
· ¾ oz. Lime Sour
· ¼ dash Simple Syrup
· Top with 3 oz. Q Ginger Beer
· Combine Buffalo Trace, Lime Sour and Simple Syrup
· Top with Ginger Beer
· Shake & pour into a Mule Mug
· Garnish with a lime wedge
Baby Yoda/The Child
Inspired by the cocktail originally created by Michael Young of The Vault, Elysian Brewing has put its own spin on the Baby Yoda cocktail, which fittingly incorporates the brand’s most popular beer–Space Dust IPA–to take you to a galaxy far, far away
- 1.5oz Vodka
- .5oz Apple Pucker
- .5 Lemon Juice
- .75 Simple Syrup
- Shake with ice and strain into coupe glass
- Top off with Space Dust IPA
- Attach lime wedges for the ears and blueberries for the eyes to a cocktail stick
- Wrap glass step with napkin to create a robe-like appearance to complete the look
CINCO DE MAYO: 1800 Tequila “Tastes of Cinco” Playlists and Recipes
This Cinco de Mayo, Cinco celebrants are still looking for the perfect combo of cocktails, music, and Mexican cuisine to kick off the holiday in style! 1800 Tequila has a plan for every Cinco de Mayo party, curating a separate celebration set-up for each of 1800’s three top expressions, including Silver, Coconut, & 1800’s newest ultra-premium expression 1800 Cristalino! Each pairing offers a special cocktail, pairing dish, and Spotify playlist to fit each expression. Revelers can choose between their favorite of each to craft the perfect Cinco de Mayo celebration!
Please see below for cocktail recipes, food pairing recipes, and Spotify playlists specially created for 1800 Silver, 1800 Coconut and 1800 Cristalino. All three expressions are available on Drizly, ReserveBar and MiniBar.
1800 Tequila Spotify Playlists:
1800 Cristalino Monochrome Margarita
- 1 ½ oz. 1800 Cristalino
- ½ oz. orange liqueur
- ½ oz. light agave syrup
- 1 oz. sour liqueur mixer
- 1 sleeve habanero bitters
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel and Thai chili.
1800 Silver Perfume Serrano
- 2 oz. 1800 Silver
- 1 oz. watermelon juice
- ¾ oz. elderflower liqueur
- ¾ oz. lime juice
- ½ oz. serrano pepper-infused orange liqueur
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice in a highball glass with a Tajín rim, and garnish with a watermelon slice.
1800 Coconut Coco Colada
- 2 oz. 1800 Coconut
- 1 ½ oz. coconut cream
- 1 ½ oz. pineapple juice
- ½ oz. lime juice
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice and blend. Serve in a highball glass and garnish with a pineapple spear.
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, sipMARGS is launching with new and exciting ready-to-drink sparkling margaritas! sipMARGS is a real, authentic margarita made with top-quality tequila, perfect for those who want fun without compromise. While it’s low calorie, low sugar, and low carbs; it’s also a bold, great-tasting margarita – making it the perfect go-to canned beverage for any occasion.
The margaritas are available in New York and New Jersey now and Florida on June 1st. They come in four creative flavors, all with 5% ABV: Classic Sparkling Margarita, Sparkling Mango Margarita, Sparkling Coconut Margarita, and Sparkling Mezcal Margarita. All four flavors are offered in 4-packs (SRP $11.99), Variety 8-packs (SRP $19.99) and the Classic Sparkling Margarita is available in a bag-in-a-box style (SRP $29.99).
Classic: With bright, vibrant citrus flavor, sipMARGS Classic sparkling margarita is equally tart and sweet with a taste reminiscent of your favorite margarita cocktail.
Coconut: Cool and light with unmistakable coconut essence, sipMARGS Coconut margarita is mildly sweet and refreshing with big tropical flavor.
Mango: The sweet, fruity taste of luscious mangoes are front and center with sipMARGS Mango margarita. Bold, juicy and effervescent.
Mezcal: sipMARGS Mezcal margarita brings the taste of Mexico’s traditional agave spirit to a uniquely refreshing cocktail. A hint of smokiness, herbal notes and a touch of sweetness create a distinctively delicious flavor.
VOCO: Elegance Brands, Inc., a global beverage company with a focus on innovation, announced this week the relaunch of its premiere beverage product VOCO, a “better-for-you” RTD cocktail that combines real vodka blended with coconut water, soda water and natural fruit flavor.
As a more mindful spirit offering, VOCO is also gluten-free, low ABV, and low in sugar. With only 5% ABV per can, it allows consumers to enjoy more in one sitting! This single serving canned cocktail comes in four delicious fruit flavors: Mango, Lime, Pineapple, and Passionfruit.
To launch, VOCO will be available at select retail locations throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, and Alabama. Elegance Brands, Inc. will continue to roll out VOCO to additional U.S. states this year. SRP for a 4-pack of VOCO is $9.99. For more information, please visit Drink Voco.
The Cheesecake Factory’s The Ultimate Margarita Recipe
1 ½ oz. Tequila (It should be a 100% agave tequila. Blanco or Reposado is preferred)
½ oz. Cointreau Liqueur
½ oz. Grand Marnier Liqueur
1 oz. Agave Syrup (recipe below)
¾ oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Salt Rim (optional)
Add Tequila, Cointreau Liqueur, Grand Marnier Liqueur, Agave Syrup, and Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice to a cocktail shaker without ice.
Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake hard for 10-15 seconds.
Strain contents of the cocktail shaker into appropriately sized glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a Lime Wedge. Squeeze lime over drink and drop on top.
Mix equal parts Agave Nectar and Boiling Water. Stir until thoroughly incorporated
Chill in refrigerator (for at least 1 hour) until ready to use.
AriZona Beverages is making its first foray into the coffee space with Sun Brew – a new line of 100% arabica coffee made with hand-selected beans from Central & South America!
Perfect for the morning wake-up or mid-afternoon pick me up, Sun Brew delivers bold flavor in three distinct roasts: Snake Bite Blend (medium roast with beans from Columbia), Cactus Blend (medium-dark roast with beans from Guatemala and Honduras), and Sedona Blend (dark roast with beans from Columbia, Brazil, and Peru). Available as ground coffee and pod packs, Sun Brew arrives just in time to deliver small-batch roasted coffee at home without café pricing!