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Summer Cocktails

Updated 6:18 PM EST, Tue, May 18, 2010

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Just in time for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Sara mixes up some fresh springtime cocktails.

 

Leblon Caipirinha
2 oz. Leblon Cachaca
1 heaping tsp. superfine sugar
3 lime wedges

Directions: In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the limes in the sugar.  Then add the Leblon and shake well with ice.  Pour into a rocks glass.
 
Aperol Spring Fling
1 oz. Aperol
1 oz. Spiced Rum
1 oz. pineapple syrup**
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
Handful of mint leaves
Chilled Ginger Beer

Directions: Add all ingredients, except for ginger beer, to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.  Strain into a crushed ice-filled highball or hurricane glass and top off with the Ginger Beer.

Garnish: pineapple leaf and pineapple wedge
 
Coco Caipirinha
1 1/2 oz. Leblon Cachaca
1 oz. Vita Coco Acai & Pomegranate
1 tsp. agave nectar
3 lime wedges

Directions: Muddle the lime wedges in the agave nectar.  Add Leblon and Vita Coco and shake well with ice.  Pour into a rocks glass.
 
New York Caipirinha
1 1/2 oz. Leblon Cachaca
1 strawberry, sliced
3 raspberries
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. agave nectar

Directions: Muddle the raspberries and strawberries in the lime juice and agave nectar.  Add the Leblon and shake well.  Double strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

Garnish: strawberry and raspberries
 

First Published: May 17, 2010 1:24 PM EST

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