World’s Best Cocktails In July 2022

Cocktail Recipes

World’s Best Cocktails In July 2022

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!

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1. Tuscan Sunset

Tuscan Sunset cocktail with basil leaf garnish

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Originally made by Amanda @sommthing.rad for her grandma on Mother’s Day, this cocktail is also great for summer celebrations!

Ingredients

For the Limoncello:

For the Mango Purée Syrup:

For the Cocktail:

Directions

For the Limoncello:

  1. Pour 1 cup of vodka into a glass container with lid. You can use a Lock & Lock container for this.
  2. Slice 2 whole lemons, squeeze them, and put them into the container with vodka.
  3. Soak the squeezed lemon with the vodka for 1 week. Make sure to keep it somewhere safe and away from the sunlight.
  4. Strain the liquid into a pot and add 1 cup of sugar. Bring the mixture to a slow simmer and stir until all sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and let it cool.
  5. Strain into a mason jar and store it in the freezer. 

For the Mango Purée Syrup:

  1. Slice 1 ripe mango and put it into a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and pour into a pot. Add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water.
  3. Turn on the stove with a low heat setting.
  4. Make sure to stir until the sugar fully dissolves. Turn off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth or tea strainer into a mason jar.
  6. Store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Put the basil leaves on the bottom of a cocktail shaker
  2. Pour in the lemon juice and the other ingredients. Make sure not to forget to add some ice cubes.
  3. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.
  4. Garnish with basil leaves.

2. Triple Threat

Triple threat cocktail

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 toothsome cocktail by Sunny | Cocktails & Pictures uses a local triple berry gin, rum, strawberry syrup, and Grand Marnier, giving you a tropical burst of flavor.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all the liquid ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.

3. Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini cocktail

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.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Brew your caffè espresso and let it cool a bit.
  2. In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour the brewed coffee, vodka, kahlúa, and Sciroppo di Zucchero. Shake well.
  3. Strain in a martini glass and garnish with a coffee bean.

4. Slam Dunk Da Funk

Slam Dunk Da Funk cocktail with a lime wheel and mint garnish

This next drink will make you dance to the beat of the 2009 hip-hop song Slam Dunk by Five!

Slam Dunk Da Funk by @johneatsanddrinks mixes several elements from the previous cocktails the creator has enjoyed: Midori, rum, non-water ice, poítin, and other unexpected ingredients.

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.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour the poítin, rum, lime juice, Midori, and bitter Bianco into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain the mixture into a highball glass with Mule ice.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig.

5. Shoga Paloma

A glass of Shoga Paloma

This is the right recipe if you’re looking for a cocktail that looks just like a work of art. The Shoga Paloma is a great cocktail if you love your Palomas with a bit of Aperol

Unlike the classic Paloma, this beverage uses a bit of Japanese hard liquor (Rihei Shochu), providing an exciting bitter citrus flavor you’ll love. Try it!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Build the ingredients in order in a glass of your choice.
  2. Stir briefly with ice and top with Topo Chico.
  3. Serve immediately. Cheers!

Recipe Note

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.

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6. Cherry Vanilla Gin & Tonic

Cherry Vanilla Gin & Tonic

Summertime means cherry season, and what better way to enjoy it than with a Cherry Vanilla Gin & Tonic made by Noah Heath! This nice pink G&T with a cherry note is a delicious twist on your usual Gin and Tonic cocktail.

This drink tastes a bit like the Cherry Garcia ice cream but with the booze! Also, it uses a cherry-infused Old Tom Gin to give a sweeter note, different from London Dry Gin.

Ingredients

For the Cherry-Infused Gin (1:1 Ratio):

For the Cocktail:

Directions

For the Cherry-Infused Gin:

  1. Add all the cherries into a mason jar and pour in the gin.
  2. Muddle and mash them well. 
  3. Set it on the counter for 24 hours at room temperature.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Put the cherries, lime juice, and syrup in a shaker tin. Muddle them thoroughly. 
  2. Add ice cubes and pour the gin. Shake vigorously until the mixture is chilled.
  3. Open and pour the mix into a rocks glass
  4. Add a few drops of vanilla extract.
  5. Top with tonic or club soda and garnish with a lime wheel.

7. Fresh Baklava

A glass of Fresh Baklava

A waffle-infused vodka in a nutty, floral, and honey-like cocktail? Oh boy! The Fresh Baklava will make you scream, “Yes, please!” 

Baklava is a traditional pastry dessert famous for its rich, sugary, and flaky texture. However, this cocktail doesn’t include a pastry, but it comes with a similar tasty flavor you’ll adore.

This drink's pistachio syrup and other ingredients build a super cool combination that combines the baklava flavors perfectly.

Ingredients

For the Browned Butter Local Honey Mead:

For the Rose and Gentian Bitters:

For the Cocktail:

Directions

For the Browned Butter Local Honey Mead:

  1. Place the ½ cup of butter in a light-colored ceramic pan over medium heat.
  2. Constantly stir the butter using a wooden spoon and let it melt until all of the butter melts and turns brown.
  3. Immediately turn off the heat and let it cool. Store it in a safe glass container and use it as desired. 
  4. In a large pot over medium heat, add the ⅔ gallons of water and bring to a simmer.
  5. Then add the 2 tea bags to the pot. Stir well for 15 minutes and let it cool.
  6. Add the honey and dissolve the honey by stirring it as the honey dissolves. Let it cool to room temperature.
  7. Pour the browned butter and honey tea mixture into a gallon container.
  8. Add your mead-making kit and shake it well to wake up the yeast.
  9. Make sure to secure the airlock on the gallon container, store it in a warm, dark place and wait for 7 days.
  10. 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.
  11. Remove as much sediment in your mead as possible by slowly pouring it into a different container.
  12. If you think it tastes bitter, you may add simple syrup as needed.

For the Gentian Bitters:

  1. Pour the grain alcohol, dried rose petals, bark, seeds, minced orange peel, and gentian root into a large pint jar.
  2. Seal, shake and store it in a dark, cool place for 14 days. Make sure to shake it once every day.
  3. 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.
  4. To make the aromatic water, muddle and ground the botanicals using a mortar and pestle.
  5. Add the ground botanicals and water to a medium, non-reactive saucepan
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Let it cool. 
  7. 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.
  8. Finish the bitters by measuring the infused alcohol and combining it with the same amount of aromatic water in a medium mason jar.
  9. Meanwhile, add the sugar to a medium saucepan and constantly stir it until the sugar caramelizes.
  10. Add the caramelized sugar to the alcohol and water mixture. You can see the sugar hardening but don’t worry—it will dissolve after.
  11. 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:

  1. Rim the outer part of your rocks glass with honey and candied pistachio.
  2. Put a large, clear ice cube into the glass.
  3. Pour the cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  4. Strain the mixture over the prepared drinking glass.
  5. Garnish with a rose petal.

8. New York Sour

A glass serving of New York Sour

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.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour the bourbon whiskey, lemon juice, syrup, and egg white into a shaker tin filled with ice. Shake vigorously.
  2. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  3. Slowly pour the red wine over the back of a bar spoon to ensure the wine floats on top of the drink.

9. Aphrodite

A glass of Aphrodite cocktail

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!

Ingredients

1½ oz. Aquavit (or @tattersalldistilling)

1/2 oz. Skinos Mastiha spirit

3/4 oz. Cucumber syrup

1/4 oz. Fresh lime juice

1/4 oz. Fresh lemon juice

1 oz. Lemongrass green tea

Dill, cucumber, and lemon wheel for garnish

Ice

Directions

  1. Add the Aquavit, Skinos Mastiha, cucumber syrup, lime juice, lemon juice, and lemongrass green tea in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
  2. Strain the mixture into a stemless champagne glass.
  3. Garnish with dill, cucumber, and lemon wheel.
  4. Serve immediately.

10. Miami Vice—Keep That Fizz Hand Strong

A glass of Miami Vice—Keep That Fizz Hand Strong

Boring day? Why not try this Pi​​ña Colada-Ramos Fizz mashup, the Miami Vice—Keep That Fizz Hand Strong by Ryan @highalcoholcontent.

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!

Ingredients

For the Pineapple/Demerara Gum Syrup:

For the Coconut Cream:

For the Strawberry Soda:

For the Cocktail:

Directions

For the Pineapple/Demerara Gum Syrup:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, blend the white sugar, demerara sugar, gum arabic, and citric acid.
  2. While blending, slowly pour the pineapple juice. 
  3. Mix well and pour into a sealable bag and sous vide for about 2 hours at 145 °F. Let it cool.
  4. Add the Everclear alcohol and store it in a bottle. Set aside.

For the Coconut Cream:

  1. Toast the coconut chips in the oven for 3 minutes at 450 °F. 
  2. Top with coconut milk. Let it sit for 30 minutes and strain.
  3. Add the strained mixture to the blender with the Coco Lopez, Xanthan gum, and demerara sugar. Blend on high setting. Strain the mixture using a chinois.
  4. Set it aside for the cocktail.

For the Strawberry Soda:

  1. In a medium-large pot, add white sugar, guava paste, and passionfruit juice and heat it in a medium setting. Constantly stir to combine. Once all are blended, let it cool for a few minutes.
  2. Add the mixture to the blender and add 2 strawberries. Blend well.
  3. Strain the mixture through a chinois and store the syrup in a small-medium mason jar.
  4. Add 1½ oz. of the syrup to 8 oz. of chilled water.
  5. Carbonate using your desired method or a soda machine.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Pour all of the ingredients (except the soda) into a shaker
  2. Add ice and shake like there’s no tomorrow. 
  3. Pour the mixture into a frozen cocktail glass. Store it in the refrigerator for a minute.
  4. Slowly pour the strawberry soda to let the egg white rise up.
  5. Serve immediately. Cheers!

Conclusion

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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