Cool off with these refreshing summer cocktails from mixologist April Wachtel

It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s not gonna get any cooler anytime soon. Can I get a cocktail over here?! Oh, I can make my own via the latest episode of Wake Up With Taylor? Nice.

Mixologist extraordinaire April Wachtel stopped by SiriusXM Stars to share some of her favorite summer cocktails, and we’ve got the recipes right here.

cocktail 1

Ménage a Blu
2 parts Ménage a Trois Citrus Vodka
1 part fresh lemon juice
¾ part honey syrup (2:1)
8-10 blueberries

Instructions: Build ingredients in a shaker tin; muddle blueberries, add ice, shake and double strain into an up glass; garnish with blueberries.

cocktail 2

Whisky Wild
1 ½ parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 part Merlet Crème de Peche
1 part fresh lemon juice
Fresh basil leaves

Instructions: Build all ingredients in a mixing tin. Add ice, shake vigorously. Double strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with basil.

‘Scuse me, I need to go wipe the drool off my face. If you need to get in touch with me this weekend, I’ll be face-deep in one (or both) of these yummy alcoholic concoctions.

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