Six Scrumptious Summer Sips

Posted by Collin Haney and Melinda Kinnear Six Scrumptious Summer Sips

As we start to reach a sense of normalcy, we’re getting back to spending time with friends & family. Game-nights, cookouts, and nights spent by the fire are just a few of the things we’ve missed during the pandemic. Perhaps your bartending skills are not what they were pre-pandemic. Not to worry, TriMark is here!

We’ve compiled a list of 6 refreshing summer drink recipes that are sure to please. If you don’t believe us, maybe you just need to try them all?

#1 Coconut Lemon Spritzer – This tropical beverage will have visions of palm trees and warm, white-sand beaches dancing through your head.
Crystalex Specialty Coupe
Featured here is our Crystalex Specialty Coupe


  • ¼ Cup coconut water
  • 1 Lemon sliced
  • Lemon Soda
  • Ice
  • Coconut chips (to garnish)
  • 1 ¼ oz Caribbean Rum


  1. Fill half a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the coconut water and lemon slices.
  3. Stir in the rum and lemon soda.
  4. Add coconut chips.
  5. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

#2 Moscow Mule – The Moscow Mule is easy to spot “in the wild” by the distinctive copper mug it is traditionally served in. Not only does the copper mug help to keep the drink cold, Moscow Mule enthusiasts claim the copper also enhances the refreshing flavor of the ginger beer.

Specialty Coupe
Featured here is our Libbey World Metal Mug


  • 1 ½ fluid ounces vodka
  • ½ fluid ounce lime juice
  • Ice 
  • ½ cup ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge for garnish


  1. Pour vodka and lime juice into copper mug; add ice cubes and ginger beer. Stir to combine.
  2. Garnish with lime wedge.

#3 Watermelon Sangria – Is there anything better than a cool slice of watermelon on a warm summer day? Well, maybe this refreshing watermelon sangria!

Swing Tumbler
Featured here is our Swing Tumbler Glass


  • 12 cups cubed watermelon, divided
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry white wine
  • 1 cup vodka
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • 1 medium lime, quartered
  • 1 orange, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Place 9 cups of watermelon cubes in a blender; blend on high until very smooth.
  2. Strain juice through a mesh strainer into a large pitcher.
  3. Pour the wine, vodka, triple sec, and simple syrup into the pitcher. Stir to combine.
  4. Mix the remaining 3 cups of watermelon cubes, the lime quarters, orange sections, and blueberries into the sangria.
  5. Chill for 4 hours before serving.

#4 Martini – The preferred drink of James Bond, the Martini may be the most versatile cocktail out there. Whether you like it made with gin or vodka, dry or dirty, a Martini always pairs well with your summer evening meal.

Flamenco LS
Featured here is our Flamenco Martini Glass


  • 3 ounces gin or vodka
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • Olives


  1. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice.
  2. Add gin and vermouth; cover and shake.
  3. Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  4. Garnish with olives.

#5 Spicy Margarita – This zesty beverage is the perfect mix of heat and cool. Add a little spice to your next pool party by serving these margaritas to your guests.

Siesta 1
Featured here is our Siesta Hi-Ball Glass


  • 2 ounces silver tequila about 3 tablespoons
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light agave nectar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 jalapeno pepper cut into slices
  • Lime wedges
  • Ice
  • Salt


  1. Rim the glass: Pour a thin layer of salt onto a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of your glass to moisten it, then dip the glass into the salt so that it sticks.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
  3. Fill a small cocktail shaker with additional ice.
  4. Add the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, agave, and jalapeno slices to the shaker.
  5. Tightly close and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  6. Strain into the rimmed glass.
  7. Garnish with lime wedges and additional jalapeno slices.

#6 Boozy Arnold Palmer – If you’re planning to hit the golf course this summer, this golf-great inspired concoction is perfect for the “19th hole”.

Arcata Glassware
Featured here is our Arcata Beverage Glass


  • 1 ounce sweet tea vodka
  • 3 ounces fresh-squeezed lemonade, chilled
  • Lemon slices or wedges
  • Ice


  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Add sweet tea vodka and lemonade.
  3. Stir
  4. Garnish with lemon slice
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