As we enter the summer season, it’s important to stay refreshed and hydrated as the Sun shines bright. If you’re in search of the most pristine cocktails to indulge in by the pool or at the beach this time of year, explore no more! 360 Magazine has you covered with an array of spirits that will keep you relaxed and feeling your best.
Batch & Bottle
For those looking for an even simpler July 4th treat, the Batch & Bottle Reyka Rhubarb Cosmopolitan is the perfect option! The glacial Reyka Vodka harnesses natural rhubarb whilst mingling with tangy blood orange and zingy fresh lime to create an eruption of Icelandic intrigue. Simply chill, pour into a coupe glass, and garnish with a lime wedge and you’re ready for backyard BBQs, beachside hangs, and more summertime fun.
SAILOR JERRY SPICED RUM
Don’t Tread on Jerry
- Top with sarsaparilla or root beer
- 3 dashes Bitters
- 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
Method: Build cocktail in Collins glass over ice, stirring until mixed well. Garnish with lime wedge.
- 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
- 3 parts black tea
- 1 part fresh lemonade
Method: Build all ingredients in a rock-filled highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
- 1 part Reyka Vodka
- 2 parts Cranberry juice
- 1 part fresh lime juice
- 1.75 parts simple syrup (1:1)
- 1.75 parts water
Method: Combine all ingredients into ice cup and place in the freezer.
- 2 parts Reyka Vodka
- 6 parts Raspberry & Rhubarb Tonic
Method: Build over ice in a large wine glass. Garnish with fresh berries.
Don’t Call Me Shirley
Created by Hendrick’s Ambassador Mattias Horseman
- 2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin
- ¼ Part Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Juice or Grenadine
- ¼ Part Orange Liqueur
- Top with Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic
Method: Garnish with a squeeze of lemon, a fresh cherry, and cucumber slices in a highball glass.
- 1 ½ parts Hendrick’s Gin
- ½ part Lemon Juice
- ½ part Simple Syrup
- Top with Soda Water
- 3 rounds of Cucumber and 1 wheel of Lemon to Garnish
Method: Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice and lightly stir. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and 1 lemon wheel and serve.
Created by Milagro Ambassador Luis Lopez
- 5 muddled strawberries at the bottom of the glass
- 2 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
- 2 parts coco cream
- ¾ parts lemon juice
- 1 part pineapple juice
- ¼ part agave nectar
Method: Garnish with buzz ball rim (blue), shake, strain over fresh ice, and serve in a tall glass.
Created by East Coast Ambassador, Manny Pena
- 2 parts Milagro Silver
- 2 parts Watermelon juice
- 1 part Lime
- ½ part agave nectar
Method: Shake and strain over fresh ice into a glass with a salted rim. Add lime wheel, lime wedge, or watermelon triangle to garnish.
FISTFUL OF BOURBON
Fistful of 4th Pops
Created by Anthony Bohlinger, National Fistful of Bourbon Brand Ambassador
- Strawberry Top
- 2 cup Diced Strawberries
- 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- Colada Center
- 1 ½ cups of fresh pineapple cubes
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 part Fistful of Bourbon
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Fresh lime Juice
- ¼ Teaspoon kosher salt
- Blueberry Base
- 2 cups Blueberries
- 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt
Method: Makes 12 popsicles. For each flavor section, add all ingredients in a blender & puree. Fill popsicle molds ¼ full with strawberry blend and freeze for 1 hour. Take colada mix and fill popsicle molds ¾ full and freeze for 1 hour. Add the blueberry mix and insert popsicle base and freeze for one hour. Finish with lime zest over the whole popsicle.
Cilantro Nectarine Smash
- 2 parts Hudson Do The Rye Thing
- ¼ part simple syrup
- 2-3 slices nectarine
- 1-2 sprigs cilantro* – stems included
Method:Add cilantro, nectarine and simple syrup to cocktail shaker and muddle gently, releasing juice from the nectarine without tearing the cilantro leaves. Add rye and ice to shaker and shake to chill. Dump all into rocks glass. Garnish with fresh sprig of cilantro – slap before serving to release aromatics.
*Cilantro can be substituted with any herb you love – sage, basil, rosemary all make for a great cocktail.
The Glenfiddich Highland Cooler
Created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich Ambassador
- 1 part Glenfiddich 14-Year-Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve
- 5 parts Watermelon Juice
- Garnish: Watermelon & Mint
Method: This might be one of the simplest, and most delicious, drinks you can make on the 4th of July. Simply cool the juice (pureed fruit) of a ripe, seedless watermelon, and mix it five to one with Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve. Pour into a highball or rocks glass and garnish with a small watermelon wedge and some mint.
For extra credit, stick the 5:1 mixture in the freezer. Once it’s set, scrape it out with a fork to create a delicious watermelon Glenfiddich snow cone.
When Birds Do Sing
Created by The Balvenie Ambassador Naomi Leslie
- 2 parts The Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year
- ½ part Lillet Blanc Aperitif
- ¾ part Simple Syrup
- ¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice
- 4 dashes Grapefruit Bitters
Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake briefly. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
TULLAMORE D.E.W. / Monkey Shoulder
Monkey See Monkey DEW
1 part Tullamore D.E.W
1 part Monkey Shoulder
.75 part Lemon Juice
.5 part Orgeat
.5 part Simple Syrup
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into an old fashioned glass, garnish with a blood orange wheel (or orange wedge)
The Immortal IPA – Elysian Brewing
Elysian Brewing recently unveiled a label refresh for one of its OG beers, which was first brewed over 25 years ago. As one of their longest standing beers, Immortal’s original label was inspired by Greek mythology, showcasing Zeus sitting defiantly on his throne as he harnesses heaven’s lightning into a vibrant scepter of power and fire.
Seeking to maintain a connection to the beer’s original roots, Elysian’s design team approached the Immortal refresh by looking at the original tagline ‘Power in Balance’ as a jumping-off point for new art. They had attempted to refresh the brand several times over the past few years, but nothing really clicked until this original narrative was introduced into a tarot framework – an idea that was first sparked last year.
To further build upon this framework, each of the designers were enrolled in a tarot class and the synchronicity helped to inform and illuminate this direction they’d ultimately charted. Individually, each designer created a tarot card that represents a different part of Immortality. Together all three cards tell an interconnected story, but individually represent a different part of Immortality:
- Turtle + Lion: Balance / The Immortal Balance
- Old Man: Wisdom / The Immortal Wisdom
- Snakes: Power / The Immortal Power