[GIN] TOM COLLINS
Gin and Juice belongs on your party playlist, not in your punch bowl. Instead, ride out the next scorcher with this crisp gin upgrade. Though it’s laced with lemons, it’s not just another liquored up lemonade. The juniper berry-based gin, cherries and orange slices mellows the yellow fruit flavor, making this mash-up taste more like a stiff Sprite, sans bubbles and bad ad campaigns.
2 parts Beefeater Gin; 1 part fresh lemon juice; ¼ part simple syrup (4 parts sugar and 8 parts water), or Agave Syrup (hit up Whole Foods); Orange slices, maraschino cherries; Combine, stir, pour over ice
[TEQUILA] POLOMA PUNCH
No more knocking back Patron on a stifling summer night. There’s a reason you don’t hear blenders buzzing in Mexico City barrios—they’re swilling this tart, bitter drink that replenishes like Gatorade. The tequila delivers a cool buzz, the soda douses your dehydration, and the salt re-ups the sodium you sweat out while attempting the Smurf dance on the deck.
2 parts Jose Quervo Tradicional Tequila; ½ part lime juice; 1 part Jarrito Grapefruit Soda; Few pinches of salt; Few dashes rhubarb bitters; lemon slices; Combine, stir, serve over ice