Two things synonymous with summer: fresh fruit and ice-tea. Which make the three recipes below, from Boston’s Brasserie Jo, the perfect summer drinks for your next soiree. Created by Brasserie Jo’s general manager, sommelier, and mixologist David Cicciarella these unique concoctions are to please both you and your guests!
1½ oz. Hendrick’s Gin
Rosewater (2 drops)
2 oz. Pureed Peaches
Splash of Champagne
Fill martini shaker with ice. Add Hendrick’s Gin, Rosewater and Pureed Peaches. Shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass. Fill remaining martini glass with Champagne. Add lemon twist as garnish.
1 oz. 44 North Rainier Cherry Vodka
2 oz. Maurin Quina le Puy
Splash Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
Fill martini shaker with ice. Add Cherry Vodka, Maurin Quina le Puy, Lime Juice and Simple Syrup. Shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass. Fill to the top with Champagne. Add a cherry as garnish.
1½ oz. Hanger One Citron Buddah’s Hand Vodka
2 oz. Freshly Brewed Green Tea
Splash of Lemon Juice
1 T Agave Nectar
Fill martini shaker with ice. Add Hanger One Citron, Freshly Brewed Green Tea, Lemon Juice and Agave Nector. Shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass and add lemon wedge as garnish.