June has arrived, which means summer is officially in full swing. Whether you’re looking for drinks to keep you company in the backyard or you just want something light and refreshing to enjoy after a long day, we’ve found the 11 cocktails you won’t be able to put down this month.
Hailing from New York CIty’s Pegu Club, this twist on the Gin Sour is perfect for a pre- or post-dinner drink. Earl Grey–tea-infused gin is easy to make and can be stored indefinitely in the refrigerator, so you can whip up a batch to mix with lemon juice, simple syrup and an egg white whenever you get a craving.
Lazy summer days deserve a specially crafted cocktail, and this one is perfect for lounging in the sunshine. Pink port and añejo tequila get a citrusy spin from lemon juice, grapefruit juice and a simple homemade tarragon syrup for a cocktail that’s fresh, herbaceous and a little boozy all at once.
Aloe liqueur is the unexpected, but totally perfect, ingredient in this afternoon sipper. Though it sounds intimidating, the liqueur is easy to make by combining rhum agricole with reduced aloe water and honey. The resulting spirit enhances the floral and aromatic notes found in mint, cucumber, lime juice and mezcal.
Bottled, clarified milk punch liqueur is the secret to this spin on a traditional swizzle. When combined with light rum, pineapple juice and lime juice, the punch’s citrus, tea and milk notes are brought to a new level. Serve over crushed ice in a Mason jar for a true summer experience.