In American Whiskey Recipes, Aquavit Recipes, Cocktail Compilations, Gin No. 6 Recipes, North Shore Vodka Recipes, Rum Recipes

Summer weather is here, so kick off the season with some of our favorite summer sippers! These cocktails are great for groups, whether it’s a small gathering or a big cookout. Check it out:


Flip Flop Fan

This cocktail is based on the Spanish-style G&T, and is super customizable to whatever you have in your fridge or garden. Try playing with different flavors of simple syrup, or a variety of garnishes in the glass!

2 oz Gin No. 6
½ oz Lemon Verbena Simple
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Lemon Swaths
6 Blueberries
Fever Tree Tonic

Squeeze lemon swaths into a goblet, then drop in along with the blueberries. Add lemon, simple & gin. Fill goblet with ice, then top with tonic water. Stir to mix ingredients, then add a lemon wheel on the rim of the glass for garnish.

Cooler by the Lake

Refreshing cucumber & fizzy club soda make this cocktail a great choice to sip away hot days!

2 oz North Shore Vodka
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz  Plain Simple
1/4 oz Cucumber Puree (or several muddled cucumber slices)
Club Soda

Add first three ingredients to tall glass, then add ice and stir. Top with club soda, stir again & garnish with a cucumber slice.


Blueberry Smash

The Smash is a super versatile cocktail, and will work great with almost any of our spirits! Try North Shore VodkaGin No. 6Gin No. 11Third Coast RumAquavit – Private Reserve, or American Whiskey to start.

6 – 8 Blueberries
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
¾ oz Mint-infused Simple (or you can use plain and muddle in a few leaves)

1½ oz NSD Spirit of Choice

Muddle first three ingredients in mixing tin, then add spirit and shake with ice. Double strain into rocks glass filled with ice & garnish with a sprig of mint or a blueberry skewer, or both. Cheers!


Vacation in Oslo

A surprising and refreshing summer cocktail, melding the fresh veggies & herbs from the garden with the layered spices of Aquavit – Private Reserve.

3 Cucumber Slices in Chunks
¾ oz Basil Simple
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice

2 oz Aquavit – Private Reserve

Muddle first three ingredients together, then add aquavit. Shake ingredients with ice, then fine-strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.



Take A Bow

Bright & frothy, this smooth sipper pairs North Shore Vodka with the classic flavor combo of grapefruit, lime & mint.

1½ oz North Shore Vodka
¾ oz Grapefruit Liqueur
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Mint Simple
½ oz Egg White

Shake ingredients first without ice, then add ice to shaker and shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.