We feature the best cocktails for your parties and celebrations this July. If you're looking for the most invigorating and perfect drinks to enjoy this summer, you've come to the right place!
Here are the recipes for the world's best cocktails of July! Don’t forget to check our June 2022 roundup in case you missed it. For those who have supported us from the start, sign up for our VIP club for FREE!
1. Tuscan Sunset
If you are looking for a simple cocktail for your holiday cookouts, consider making the Tuscan Sunset cocktail. This drink is made with fresh ingredients, making it the ideal tipple for summer days.
Originally made by Amanda @sommthing.rad for her grandma on Mother’s Day, this cocktail is also great for summer celebrations!
Our next cocktail is a threat that tastes like a treat! The Triple Threat provides all kinds of berry goodness that combine a delicious flavor like no other. You’ll also love the addition of chocolate bitters.
This drink is the perfect example of how cocktails are always an evolving tradition. A new alcoholic concoction sometimes takes on new layers of meaning, which is what happened with this Espresso Martini by Giorgio.
This espresso-based cocktail is made of the usual ingredients in the classic espresso martini, but the difference is the coffee and syrup it uses. This small change gives a new taste—from an ordinary espresso martini to a sophisticated coffee cocktail you’d surely crave.
The included non-water ice cubes in this beverage are from a non-alcoholic Moscow Mule—giving the drink a new interesting taste that will give you that funk!
As the ice gets mixed with other ingredients, the cocktail’s color changes as you drink. This leaves you with a fabulous-looking cocktail, not to mention a drink with exquisite citrusy and gingery taste.
Build the ingredients in order in a glass of your choice.
Stir briefly with ice and top with Topo Chico.
Serve immediately. Cheers!
If you want a more potent drink, you may adjust the mezcal and shochu ratios to 1-ounce shochu and half an ounce of mezcal.
You can also adjust the amount of agave nectar depending on the sweetness you prefer. Make sure you stir the nectar with the non-carbonated ingredients in the glass before adding the ice. Colder temperatures make it harder to dissolve the nectar into the cocktail evenly.
Make sure to secure the airlock on the gallon container, store it in a warm, dark place and wait for 7 days.
On the 8th day, taste-test your mead and see if it tastes sweet. If it does, let it ferment for a few more days. Once it tastes dry enough for you, you can put your mead in the fridge for 2 more days.
Remove as much sediment in your mead as possible by slowly pouring it into a different container.
If you think it tastes bitter, you may add simple syrup as needed.
For the Gentian Bitters:
Pour the grain alcohol, dried rose petals, bark, seeds, minced orange peel, and gentian root into a large pint jar.
Seal, shake and store it in a dark, cool place for 14 days. Make sure to shake it once every day.
On the 15th day, strain the infused alcohol into a clean glass jar using a cheesecloth (don’t throw away the botanicals). Squeeze as much liquid as you can. Store the infused alcohol until you’re ready to use it.
To make the aromatic water, muddle and ground the botanicals using a mortar and pestle.
Add the ground botanicals and water to a medium, non-reactive saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Let it cool.
Pour the aromatic water into a large mason jar unstrained. Cover and store it in a cool, dark place for 5 days. Ensure to shake it once every day.
Finish the bitters by measuring the infused alcohol and combining it with the same amount of aromatic water in a medium mason jar.
Meanwhile, add the sugar to a medium saucepan and constantly stir it until the sugar caramelizes.
Add the caramelized sugar to the alcohol and water mixture. You can see the sugar hardening but don’t worry—it will dissolve after.
Cover and shake the mixture vigorously. Strain the contents using a cheesecloth and put it into a small decanter or a container with a tight seal. Store it until you’re ready to use it.
For the Cocktail:
Rim the outer part of your rocks glass with honey and candied pistachio.
Put a large, clear ice cube into the glass.
Pour the cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
This delicious drink has been around since the 1880s. It was thought to be made by a bartender in Chicago and was originally named the Continental Sour. It was also called Southern Whiskey Sour before becoming well-known as the New York Sour.
The cocktail uses lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg white, red wine, and Bulleit Bourbon. This variation by @timblaz provides a balanced, slightly sweet and sour base and adds depth of flavor.
Slowly pour the red wine over the back of a bar spoon to ensure the wine floats on top of the drink.
This fantastic drink was made by the cocktail consultant Leah Grace for the yearly Las Vegas Greek Food Festival. Inspired by the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, the Aphrodite is a glorious cocktail with flavors inspired by summer afternoons.
You may enjoy drinking this beverage with a fresh pita and tzatziki. Overall, it’s a delightful drink that you and your friends will worship!
This Miami Vice hybrid is utterly enjoyable, with a range of flavors that will give you an extraordinary ride. Not to mention that some ingredients are painstakingly homemade—a mouthwatering beverage that blends different tastes synergistically!
Pour all of the ingredients (except the soda) into a shaker.
Add ice and shake like there’s no tomorrow.
Pour the mixture into a frozen cocktail glass. Store it in the refrigerator for a minute.
Slowly pour the strawberry soda to let the egg white rise up.
Serve immediately. Cheers!
We hope you enjoyed these festive July summer cocktail recipes. Whether you're busy enjoying this season or just getting comfortable in your home, we hope these beverages tickled your imagination and palate!
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