Preparation: In a double rocks glass combine the ingredients and gently muddle, taking care to thoroughly crush the sugar cube, but not pulverize the fresh mint. Top with crushed or shaved ice, add a straw and garnish with a fresh mint sprig and apple fan.
This is a recipe from Imbibe Magazine and is attributed to Karin Stanley of Fox Liquor Bar in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Preparation: In a cocktail shaker, combine the Aperol, bourbon, honey, lemon juice and sugar. Shake well. Fill a rocks glass with ice, and pour in contents of the shaker. Top with club soda, and garnish with orange slice.
This is a recipe from the New York Times and is attributed to Terroni in Los Angeles.
Preparation: Muddle 2 strawberries in mixing glass. Add the remaining ingredients, except the soda, and shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker for 15 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass over ice. Top with soda. Garnish with a strawberry.
This is a recipe from an article in the Wall Street Journal about summer drinks and is attributed to the Darby in New York. The article describes the drink as follows:
This drink may appear overly sweet – it has strawberries, after all – but it has the heart of a Manhattan (bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters) so it’s not the saccharine concoction you might expect.
Preparation: Combine ingredients, except the seltzer water, in a mixing glass. Muddle the lemon and blueberries. Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Strain over ice into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a blueberry skewer.
This is a recipe from a Women’s Health Magazine article titled “Skinny Sips” which compiled several cocktail recipes that are supposed to be less than 200 calories.
Preparation: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and dry shake in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into an old fashioned glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon peel and brandied cherry.
This is a recipe from Imbibe Magazine and is attributed to Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. It varies from the traditional recipe by adding bourbon, rich simple syrup and egg white.