five cocktails perfect for summer

drink up!

Somehow, some way, it became summer. We're not sure how exactly that happened (magic?) but we're not here to ask questions. Instead, we're here to bask in the glorious sunshine and enhance that very enjoyable activity with the help of some finely crafted cocktails, because that's just what you do this time of year. So we asked a few of our friends from some New York bars and restaurants to mix up the perfect summer cocktail, and to share how they did it. The rest is up to you.

Tia Mia by Ivy Mix (Leyenda)
1 oz Appleton Reserve Rum
1 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
.5 oz Ogreat works toasted almond T'orgeat
.5 oz Pierre Ferrand orange curacao
.75 oz lime juice
.25 oz simple syrup

 Build in a rocks glass with crushed ice. Garnish with an orchid, mint sprig, and lime wheel.