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    Cool off with these essential summer cocktails

    If you need to chill on a hot day, these refreshing summer cocktails are the perfect way to stay cool.

    Spicy basil summer mule

    Makes 1 drink

    1.75 ounces Ghost tequila


    .75 ounce fresh lime juice

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    .75 ounce cardamom-infused agave syrup

    5 basil leaves

    Ginger beer

    1. Muddle the basil leaves in a cocktail shaker.


    2. Pour all the ingredients in the shaker with ice except the ginger beer.

    3. Shake vigorously and strain into a collins glass.

    4. Top it with the ginger beer.

    5. Garnish with basil sprig and dehydrated lime wheel.

    Savor summer sour

    Makes 1 drink


    1.75 ounces bourbon

    .5 ounce Jagermeister

    1 ounce fresh lemon juice

    .75 ounce saffron honey syrup

    1 egg white

    1. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker and dry shake for about 10 seconds.

    2. Add ice in the shaker and shake vigorously.

    3. Double strain into a coupe glass.

    4. Optional: Garnish with edible printed lobster garnish and atomized spray with ocean mineral mist on a bamboo leaf.

    Cocktail recipes by Tenzin Samdo, Café ArtScience bar director