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4 Refreshing Late Summer Cocktails

 

Mother Nature holds her best bounty for late summer.  Whether you prefer the stone fruit’s juice dripping down your chin or blended into a thirst-quenching cocktail, the ripe peach is the belle of the ball.

These dazzling Santa Margherita cocktails were served at the brand’s She Shed Event last week, where guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and experienced a variety of cooking demos from Top Chef winner, Richard Blais. The ‘Peach Royale’ is Basil & Salt’s late summer favorite.

Summer Cup

Summer CupIngredients

  • 1 oz. Lillet Rose
  • ½ oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. strawberry and rhubarb syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1.5 oz. watermelon Juice

Method

Shake and strain on ice and top with 2 oz. Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. Garnish with watermelon radish wheels.

Peach Royale

Peach RoyaleIngredients

  • 1 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. white peach purée
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 3 dashes peach bitters

Method

Shake and strain on ice and top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Garnish with a peach wedge.

Spritz O'Clock

Spritz O_ClockIngredients

  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • ½ oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. orange juice
  • Dash of passionfruit purée
  • 5 drops of orange flower water

Method

Build over ice and top with Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. Garnish with an orange wheel and spray of orange blossom.

Garden Cooler

Garden CoolerIngredients

  • 2 oz. Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
  • ½ oz. St. Germain
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • Dash each of celery and cucumber bitters
  • Dash of verjus and saline solution

Method

Build over ice and top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Garnish with cucumber slice and fresh herbs (shiso, opal basil, chrysanthemum).



 

 

 

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