Wine & Spirits: Sweet Summer Sips

by Editorial

Sit back, relax, and enjoy these unique savory sips that will leave you feeling like it’s summer all year long.

Pama Peach Cooler

Pama Peach Cooler

Pama Peach Cooler

1 cup ice
1 cup seltzer water or sparkling water
1/2 cup PAMA
2 tablespoons ginger syrup
2 big slices ripe peach

1. Place the ice in the cocktail shaker. Pour the seltzer water, pomegranate liqueur, and ginger syrup over the ice and stir with a middling spoon or long-handled spoon.
2. Put a peach slice into each of the two cocktail glasses. Divide the pomegranate cocktail between each glass and enjoy.

Photo by Duane Heaton

Photo by Capital Cooking's Duane Heaton


2 pieces fresh pineapple
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce vodka Emperor Vodka
1 ounce pineapple juice
3 ounces Champagne
Garnish: Maraschino Cherry

1. Muddle the pineapple and Cointreau in the bottom of a mixing glass.
2. Add the Emperor vodka and pineapple juice.
3. Fill with ice and shake.
4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
5. Top with Champagne.
6. Garnish with the Maraschino cherry.

From the Capital Cooking Cookbook

CORZO-Evolutionary-MargaritEvolutionary Margarita

2 parts Corzo Reposado Tequila
1/2 part Grand Marnier
1/2 part agave nectar
3/4 part fresh lime juice
6-8 small chunks of your choice of pepper (yellow, red, or orange)

1. In a mixing glass, muddle the pepper in the agave nectar and lime juice.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and shake well with ice.
3. Strain over ice into a rocks glass and garnish with a pepper “flag” lime “bowtie,” and optional salt-rim.

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