A Spirited Summer

What is summer without a cool drink in hand? With July in full swing and the sun yielding fruits packed with antioxidants, the mixologists at Bonefish Grill put their heads together to create two cocktail recipes using in-season ingredients. We guarantee they’ll help keep you feeling refreshed. See two of their recipes below.

MartiniWatermelon Martini

1.5 ounces premium vodka

2 cucumber slices

2 cubes watermelon

0.25 ounces simple syrup

0.5 ounces sour mix

Combine the watermelon cubes, cucumber slices and simple syrup in a glass and muddle well. Add your favorite vodka, and fresh sour mix. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with frozen watermelon cubes or a fresh cucumber slice.

SmashSummer Kiwi Smash

1.5 ounces premium tequila

3 slices kiwi

5 mint leaves

0.5 ounces simple syrup

0.5 ounces lemon juice

The Smash is a classic cocktail dating back to the 1860s that is made for hot days, using what is on hand, and smashing it all together for pure sipping bliss. Combine the kiwi, mint leaves and simple syrup in a glass and muddle well. Add your favorite tequila and fresh lemon juice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with a fresh kiwi slice.

You May Also Like

On the Scene: East Village

  By Belle Du Chene Some of us at dsm have been known to ...

Bravo Happenings

Bravo Greater Des Moines is chock-full of news this month: The arts council is ...

Big Plates Grow at Dish

By Wini Moranville Some nights, a couple of appetizers will do the trick; other ...

Let dsmWeekly deliver news directly to your inbox.