Summer Solstice 2013 Cocktail Recipes

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We wanted a visually stunning drink to capture the beauty of the Southern California sky on the longest day of the year. We’re not going to let a second of daylight go to waste, which means making the whole day a celebration of Summer Solstice starting with the sunrise and ending with the sunset.

If you’re not sure what to do the rest of the day, join us over at the Patrón Social Club where you’ll be able to use your Patrón Summer Map to find great restaurants or beach front bars. Summer cocktails are waiting for you!

Sum Sol Dawn

Summer Solstice Dawn Cocktail 2 ounces Patrón Reposado ½ ounce grenadine 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice 1 ounce fresh orange juice Champagne topper

Directions: Fill a glass with crushed ice, then layer the ingredients in this order: grenadine, Patrón Reposado, grapefruit juice, orange juice, and champagne. You’ll notice the morning sky effect right away. Stir if desired, and serve.

Sum Sol Dusk

Summer Solstice Dusk Cocktail 1 Plum 1.5 ounces Patrón Reposado ½ ounce blue curacao ½ ounce simple syrup

Directions: Fill a glass with crushed ice, then pour in the blue curacao. Muddle the sliced plum with the Patrón Reposado, then strain into a shaker. Add the simple syrup and mix well. Add the Patrón Reposado mixture into the glass by pouring it over the back of a spoon which helps with delicate layering. Serve unmixed and wait for the “ooooo’s” and “ahhhhh’s” from your friends.

We have partnered with Patrón Tequila to bring you Tequila Summer. Although we have been compensated for our time, all opinions, recipes, commentary, reviews, and photographs are our own.

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