Summer cocktails

Here are some fresh and iced cocktails to serve in the Summertime.
3 minutes
Adios Motherfucker

The Adios Motherfucker, abbreviated AMF, is new, and its principal feature is the blue color, a beautiful blue like the Caribbean Sea. The taste is less exciting than the color, as it is a careless combination made more to get high than to appreciate a fine cocktail. The idea behind it is to take four of the major spirits (gin, tequila, rum, and vodka), mix them, and eventually mask the taste of this cocktail with the citrus flavor of the blue curacao since the color of it. The AMF is similar to the invisible and the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail, its cousin. The drink is bold, boozy, and blue. Featuring five alcoholic components, it’s very similar to the Long Island Iced Tea. But where the LIIT calls for triple sec and cola, this cocktail needs a slug of blue curaçao and a topper of Sprite or 7UP. That curaçao swap adds vibrant color, while the soda switch gives the drink a lighter, more citrusy flavor. The recipe specifically calls for the sweet-and-sour mix. You can find bottled sweet-and-sour on store shelves, but it’s always a good practice to stay away from those, as they're full of sugar and additives.

4 minutes
Blood Test

This recipe version is made with these ingredients: tequila and grenadine syrup.

4 minutes
Armored car

This simple cocktail is made with equal parts of Tequila and Amaretto almond liqueur.

4 minutes
Caipirinha

A caipirinha is a traditional Brazilian cocktail that is made with a mix of muddled limes, sugar, crushed ice, and cachaca. Cachaca, pronounced cachaza, is a popular Brazilian sugar cane liquor, similar to rum and aguardiente. The drink is prepared by mixing the fruit and the sugar together, then adding the liquor. This can be made in a single large glass to be shared among people, or in a larger jar, from which it is served in individual glasses.

4 minutes
Grasshopper

A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink derives from its green color, which comes from crème de menthe. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. The drink was allegedly created in 1919 in New Orleans, but it didn’t become a household name until the 1950s. The drink gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South.

4 minutes
Long Island iced tea

A Long Island iced tea or Long Island ice tea is a type of alcoholic mixed drink typically made with vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a splash of cola, which gives the drink the same amber hue as iced tea. The Long Island Iced Tea was popularized in the 1970s and remains a beloved drink. There are two competing origin stories for the Long Island iced tea, one from Long Island, Tennessee and one from Long Island, New York.

4 minutes
Pina Colada

The piña colada is a cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both. There are two versions of the drink, both originating in Puerto Rico. The Piña Colada debuted in 1952, when it was first mixed by Ramon Marrero Perez, the head barman at the Caribe Hilton in Old San Juan.

4 minutes
Illegal

The Illegal cocktail is a new addition to the list of IBA standardized cocktails. A boozy mix of Mezcal, Rum, Maraschino liqueur, and a few more ingredients. It's a unique mix of bold flavors that brings sunshine to your mind, even on rainy days. This cocktail celebrates summer, sunshine, and beaches. It’s boozy, smoky, tart, and refreshing.

4 minutes
Naked and Famous

The Naked and Famous is an impressive cocktail, consisting of equal parts mezcal, yellow Chartreuse, Aperol, and fresh lime juice to create the perfect harmony of smoky, citrus, bitter and sweet. This modern cocktail was created in 2011, but it’s a great cocktail that we know and love.

4 minutes
Yellow Bird

The Yellow Bird is a common tropical cocktails that uses both light rum and dark rum in combination with lime and orange juice. Another ingredient, the Galliano (anise and vanilla liqueur) is added to bring in another layer of flavor and make things a bit more interesting. The origins of the yellow bird name is unclear. Some sources mention that the cocktail was named after the Haitian tune "Yellow Bird".