Refreshing Poolside Cocktails

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1. Desert Promise

1 bottle Uno Mas blanco tequila
1 bottle Sombra mezcal
1 carton mango juice
1 carton passionfruit juice
300 ml lime juice
200 ml Crème d’Abricot
100 ml Crème de Cassis
handful of mint leaves

Place all ingredients into a large punch bowl, mixing bowl, or pitcher, stir, and add one big block of ice. This recipe is
perfect for groups of 5 to 20 people.

2. Swedish Summer Punch

2 oz Absolut Elyx
1 oz sudachi (available at The Modern Bartender)
1 oz pressed apple juice
1 oz honey syrup*
1 teaspoon cinnamon-infused Ricard**
egg whites

Place all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice, and shake. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with an apple fan.

3. Roses & Pears

1.5 oz Four Roses single barrel bourbon
0.5 oz Belle de Brillet***
1 teaspoon bourbon barrel aged maple syrup (available at Williams-Sonoma)
2 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog bitters

Place all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with rose petals.

*Honey syrup: Place 300 ml honey and 300 ml water in a pan. Heat and stir until honey is dissolved. Leave to cool.

**Cinnamon-infused Ricard: Pour half a bottle of Ricard into a glass-sealed container, add three sticks of cinnamon, and shake every few hours, then let it sit for a few days. Strain contents into a clean container.

 *Belle de Brillet is a fantastic Poire William liqueur and it’s great to drink neat or over ice.


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