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Summer isn't over yet. Here are a few cocktails that will take you through those last golden weeks of Summer.

Recipe The perfect Martini

The original martini, allegedly invented in the U.S. in the 1860s, was made with sweet vermouth. One of the first recipes for a dry martini, made with dry vermouth, appeared in Frank P. Newman's 1904 American Bar.

A recipe by
Jim Meehan via Food & Wine, photo credit WENDELL T. WEBBER
Ingredients List
  • ice
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish
    • Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the gin and vermouth and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with the lemon twist.

      Ina Garten's Aperol Spritzer

    We love you Ina! Thanks for being a hosting inspiration. If an Aperol Spritzer is Ina's favorite summer cocktail, it's ours too.

    A recipe by
    Ina Garten via Barefoot Contessa
    Ingredients List
    • Ice cubes
    • 1 (750 ml) bottle Prosecco, chilled
    • 12 ounces Aperol
    • San Pellegrino or another sparkling water, chilled
    • 6 half-round slices of orange or blood orange
      For each drink, fill a 14- to 16-ounce tumbler three-quarters full with ice. Fill each glass two-thirds full with Prosecco, add 2 ounces of the Aperol, a splash of San Pellegrino, and an orange slice, and stir. Serve ice cold.

    Recipe Last July's Mezcal "Negroni"

    While this isn’t exactly a Negroni, it is very similar in its construction. We substitute mezcal for gin for a smokier profile, Aperol for Campari, as the sweetness of the Aperol pairs better with the smokiness of the mezcal, and Cynar for vermouth as it’s just a hell of a lot more interesting. We finish the whole thing with coffee and cocoa bitters because why not?

    A recipe by
    Ben Phillips for Last July
    Ingredients List
  • 1.25 oz. mezcal
  • 1.25 oz. Aperol
  • 1.25 oz. Cynar
  • 1 eye dropper full coffee and cocoa bitters
  • Orange twist

  • Stir the first three ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Add the bitters and garnish with the orange twist.

    Recipe Tanteo Jalapeno Margarita

    We love the simplicity of using the already infused Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila. This is a quick and easy way to make a margarita full of flavor. Add a salty rim made of Maldon with a bit of

    A recipe by
    Tanteo Tequila
    Ingredients List
    • 2 oz. Tanteo® Jalapeño Tequila
    • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
    • ¾ oz. Agave Nectar
      Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Salt rim (optional). Garnish with a lime wedge or jalapeño slice.

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