Top 7 Summer Cocktails

By Erin Ingle
If you read the internet, you know about listicles, but this one is better than the rest so get hyped. Every week we count down the top 7 in various categories about the great city of Seattle. This week we explore…

Seattle’s Top 7 Summer Cocktails 

It’s hot! We’re thirsty! We’re not sure we like the direction our lives are going! Let’s drink!
These cocktail recipes are perfectly palatable for a Seattle summer. You can find these tiny masterpieces at many fine local purveyors, or fix them up at your home bar for major cool points and mad props on Pinterest.

Ilana put her mimosa in a water bottle so she could drink it in public. Then she filled the bottle back up with water.

7. Midday Mimosa
-1 part dry white wine
-1 part San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa
Serve on the rocks in a stemless plastic wine cup.

A cool twist on the classic Mimosa with much less pretense and no need for brunch. Plus you can drop the plastic cup and not get kicked out of the party!

6. Meteor Shower
-1.5 oz dark rum
-3 oz Coke (or Diet)
-1 oz shaved coconut

Pulse rum, Coke, and one cup of ice in the blender. Stir in coconut flakes and serve in a Collins glass, garnished with a slice of star fruit.

Refreshing as nightfall on a hot summer’s eve. Much like an actual meteor shower, this drink will surely impress your friends but seldom be worth the trouble!

5. The Mendhi Ceremonial
-1.5 oz whiskey
-1 oz lemon juice
-1 pinch Jaljeera powder (spicy!)
-1/8 oz henna ink
Shake with ice and serve in a martini shell.

This nod to the colorful Indian wedding ceremony will be a hit at your party, and the henna stains on your guests’ mouths and hands will keep them talking about you for weeks!

Donald drinks and drives. You should not be like Donald.

4. The Donald
-2 oz Slovenia brand vodka
-1.5 oz carrot juice
-1/4 oz Goldschläger
-baked potato
Slice baked potato in half and hollow out. Shake potato innards with liquid ingredients. Serve in hollowed potato skin cup with a rolled up $20 bill for a straw.

Some of these bad boys aren’t for everyone.

3. Hot Vodka Gatorade
-1 bottle Gatorade (any flavor)
-1 bottle vodka
Leave all ingredients outside. Pour contents of each bottle back and forth into the other bottles’ mouth. Serves two.

This simple recipe practically makes itself! And without risk of ice melting or glasses spilling, it’s a perfect bev to take on the go.

2. American Oil
-12 oz Unleaded gasoline
Serve room temperature in an old foil pie pan.

At under $3/gallon, how can we resist this timeless classic? It smells like summer road trips and tastes like hazy memories, just beyond the reach of our consciousness.

1. Deck Punch
-1 part whiskey or whatever
-1 part tequila or something
-a wine
– buncha soda, is this Sprite?
Dump all ingredients into red (or blue!) Solo cup, fill to top with a paw full of melty ice from the soda bucket.

…is fine.

Don’t let your dog drink alcohol like Greta here. She’ll never live this down.

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