Summer is that time of year when the motivation to go to work goes straight out the window and all you want to do is be in vacation mode. Trust us, we understand the feeling. Luckily, we decided to stay motivated to work and create some new cocktails for you to enjoy while you're in vacation mode. 

The Mia Wallace                        
Sagamore Rye/Fresh Beet Juice/FreshLemon

This cocktail is perfect if you are whiskey drinker, but want something a little bit lighter and more refreshing during the warmer months. The fresh beet juice in this add such a delicious layer to the cocktail. Sagamore Rye is a newer bottle on our Whiskey shelf and we are loving it. Its smooth with notes of caramel and a bit of spice on the finish. 

Texas Cowgirl
Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka/Wild Moon Cranberry Liqueur/Lillet Rose

We are HUGE fans of Wild Moon Liqueurs. Not only are they local purveyors, they create these liqueur with such intense flavor profiles that they are perfect in so many cocktails. This cocktail was inspired by the classic Seabreeze recipe. So just envision your toes in the sand while you sip on this drink. 

Summer Side Car  
Prunier Cognac/Lustau Vermut/Giffard Triple Sec/Fresh Lemon

Giffard Triple Sec is another favorite at ZINC and we love using it in classic cocktails, like a Sidecar. 

Sweet Dram and Tonic
Escubac/Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic/Burnt Orange Twist

Escubac is an aperitif that you just have to try. They macerate 14 botanicals (cardamom, nutmeg and citrus to name a few) for 72 hours, then slowly distill them on the antique stills at Distillerie Combier. It's then sweetened with raisins, vanilla and a small amount of sugar. This aperitif was created so perfectly that you could simply sip it like you would a whiskey or add it to cocktail recipes. 

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with us tonight and enjoy one these cocktails!