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