The August issue of Cosmopolitan lists the Sexiest Summer Cocktails and we have them here for you on Girly Drinks!
From the Saba Colada to the Watermelon Julep, these great party drinks include recipes that are sure to cool off your summer. Try them out at your next party or order them at any of the featured bars below. Cheers!
Great Party Drinks: Drink Recipes
Great Party Drink #1: Saba Colada
Saba Colada Ingredients
- 2 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum
- 2 T Thai coconut milk
- 3 T Pineapple Juice
- 3 T Simple Syrup
- Splash of Blue Curacao
Saba Colada Recipe
Blend the rum, milk, juice and syrup with ice on high speed to a foamy consistency. Add Curacao and top with a coconut slice.
*Great Party Drink Source: Nate Wales, Saba Blue Water Café, Austin
Great Party Drink #2: Orange Sparkler
Orange Sparkler Ingredients
- 2 Sprigs of Thyme
- ½ T Sugar
- Juice from ¼ blood orange
- 4 oz. Prosecco
Orange Sparkler Recipe
Muddle thyme sprigs with sugar. Add orange juice. Shake the concoction with ice, and strain into a stemmed glass. Top with prosecco. Garnish with an orange slice.
*Great Party Drink Source: Adam Shepard, Lunetta, NYC
Great Party Drink #3: Coffee Frappe
Coffee Frappe Ingredients
- 1 ½ cup cold water
- 1 ½ T Instant Coffee
- 2 T. Sugar
- ½ Shot Ouzo
- Milk, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and mint
Coffee Frappe Recipe
Blend 5 T water, coffee, and sugar briefly. Pour into tall glass. Add ouzo, milk, ice, and remaining water. Top with ice cream, syrup and mint.
*Great Party Drinks Source: Alki Stathopoulos, Kellari Taverna, NYC
Great Party Drink #4: Lemon Drop Martini
Lemon Drop Martini Ingredients
- 1 oz. Absolut Citron
- 1 oz. limoncello
- 2 to 3 basil leaves, chopped, plus 1 extra
- 2 squeezes of a lemon wedge
Lemon Drop Martini Recipe
Mix Absolut, limoncello, basil and juice in a shaker over ice. Shake and strain into chilled glass. Garnish with lemon slice. Float extra basil leaf on top.
*Great Party Drinks Source: Arthur Greenan, One Sixtyblue, Chicago
Great Party Drink #5: Watermelon Julep
Watermelon Julep Ingredients
- ¼ ripe watermelon
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- 3 sprigs of rosemary
- 2 oz. Grey Goose vodka
Watermelon Julep Recipe
Smash watermelon till it turns to juice. Pick out seeds. Muddle 2 sprigs of rosemary with syrup. Add 3 oz. juice and vodka and shake with ice. Strain, and garnish with sprig of rosemary.
*Great Party DrinksSource: Myles Atherton, Irving Mill, NYC
*Girly Drink Great Party Drinks courtesy of Cosmopolitan Magazine