The Best Cocktails for Summer
Aug 25, 2021
During the summer months, there is nothing more enjoyable than a refreshing cocktail in hand. There are a wide variety of different cocktails available at Christner’s that all accentuate the flavors of the beloved season, whether it be mint, mandarin, or lime.
Every summer cocktail boasts qualities that are distinctly their own, though there is one thing they all have in common. Whatever your spirit of choice, these drinks will keep you refreshed and relaxed during the warmer months.
Key Lime Martini
The Key Lime Martini has a tropical flare. This drink is creamy and sweet with a sharp bite of lime. Vodka, key lime liqueur, pineapple juice, and heavy cream come together to make this tart and mellow masterpiece. The Key Lime Martini is garnished with a lime wedge and a graham cracker rim.
This refreshing drink takes a modern twist on an old classic. The first Collins cocktail can be traced back as early as 1814, to a popular coffeehouse in London.
We bring the Mandarin Collins to life with Hangar One Mandarin Orange Blossom Vodka, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and soda water. The combination of mandarin and lime keeps the drink light and sweet, making it an absolute must-try for summer.
Christner’s Florida Sazerac
A tasty modern classic, Christner’s Florida Sazerac is distantly related to the Old Fashioned. Sazerac cocktails have a base of rye whiskey with sugars and bitters, specifically Peychaud’s Bitters. With a history tracing back to New Orleans and Creole apothecary Antoine Amédée Peychaud, we bring this cocktail to life with a Christner’s spin. This cocktail has a clear whiskey flavor with a hint of sweetness and a mix of herbal notes. This whiskey-forward drink is perfect for fans of the Old Fashioned.
Meyer Lemon Drop Martini
The Lemon Drop is rumored to have been invented in the 1970s at Henry Africa in San Francisco when its creator Norman Jay Hobday took inspiration from the classic lemon drop candy.
Crafted from Hanson Organic Meyer Lemon Vodka, fresh lemon juice, sour mix, simple syrup, and a dash of Triple Sec, this martini is refreshingly tart, tangy, and light. The drink’s inherent dose of sweetness contrasts with the zesty mixture, giving you the ideal mix of sweet and sour.
The Best Negroni Ever!
The Negroni is the classic Italian aperitif that paves the way for a delightful meal. While simple and sophisticated, the gin cocktail is wrapped in a rich history. It is said that the Negroni originated at Cafe Cossany in Florence, Italy – also known as the city of dreams. Count Camillo Negroni made the drink famous throughout his global travels.
Made from the perfect balance of 6 O’Clock London Dry Gin, Carpano Antica Vermouth, and Campari, Christner’s Negroni is never seen without the drink’s classic garnish: an orange slice. Bitter, sweet, dry, and refreshing all at once, the Negroni is the ultimate summer drink.
When it comes to hot weather, you can never go wrong with a refreshing mint cocktail. A true taste of summer, Christner’s Minty Breeze is made from a Partida Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, muddled mint leaves, and a lime wedge topped with cranberry juice. The zesty lime, tart cranberries combine beautifully with the drink’s essence of mint, giving you a bright combination of taste.