At the height of summer, nothing’s better than chilling out with a cold cocktail mixed with the season in mind. For summer, that means lots of citrus, sweetness and airy liquors. Yes, gentlemen, it’s okay to shelf your whiskey for a week or two. When you order—or make—your drinks the rest of this summer, consider one of these seasonal cocktails. (Photos and recipes are courtesy of our friends at liquor.com.)
Greyhound With summer beverages, the trick is to keep it light and simple, and few cocktails do that better than the greyhound. Vodka, grapefruit juice, garnish—and toss it all back. Get the recipe.
Dark 'n' Stormy Originally popularized in British Commonwealth countries like Bermuda and Australia, the dark 'n' stormy is a sweet highball variety cocktail comprised of rum, ginger and citrus. Get the recipe.
Margarita This classic needs no introduction. Even better when paired with a burrito you'll regret eating later. Get the recipe.
Pimm's Cup A traditional English long drink, the Pimm's cup is a refreshing mix of Pimm's and soda, flavored with fruit and herbs and best enjoyed while sitting on a hand-carved veranda and staring out across your family's plot of land. Get the recipe.
Garrick Club Punch The trickiest recipe on this list is also the most familiar tasting. When you get down to it, the garrick is essentially lemonade, gin and a liqueur sweetener. In other words, crisp and delicious. Get the recipe.