Bartender, Make Me a Cocktail


By Dawn Watson

Nothing says summer quite like an ice-cold and tasty beverage.

Want to add some zing to your cocktail repertoire? Mix it up by trying some of these deliciously decadent drinks from some of our favorite South Fork watering holes. Belly up to the bar, or whip them up at home. Either way, say cheers to the season and hello to your palate.

Budding mixologists should keep in mind that a standard shot glass is 1.5 ounces. And remember that even though these yummy bevvies taste like summer, they will pack a punch. So enjoy while consuming responsibly.


Navy Beach Spritz copyNavy Beach’s American Summer Spritz Cocktail


4 ounces Chandon Sparkling Wine

1 ounce Aperol

1 dash Angostura bitters

Fresh orange wedge

Mix and serve in an ice-filled wine glass. Garnish with a fresh wedge of orange.




nick&tonis_maitaiNick & Toni’s Mai Tai

(East Hampton)

1 ounce Diplomatico Blanco

1 ounce Rhum Clement VSOP

.5 ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacoa

1.25 ounces Orgeat

1.25 ounces Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Shake and strain over ice in a 14-ounce double rocks glass. Garnish with lime wheel and fresh sugar cane stick.




pain killer_bostwicksBostwick’s Chowder House’s B.V.I. Painkiller

(East Hampton)

3 ounces Pusser’s Rum

2 ounces equal parts pineapple juice and orange juice

2 drops of cream of coconut

Shake and serve over ice. 






AlmondWeb_2014_lindsaymorris-157Almond’s Lavender Pear


1.3 ounce Fords Gin

.6 ounce St. George Pear Liquor

.6 ounce Amaro Nonnino

1.3 ounces Channing Daughters Vervino Vermouth

2 ounces water

Stir well, then serve up or on the rocks. Finish with an orange twist.




Bell&Anchor_VenetianSpritzerBell & Anchor’s Venetian Spritzer


1½ ounces, or more, Aperol,

5 ounces Carpene Malvolti prosecco

Splash of soda

Fill stem glass halfway with ice. Add a generous pour of Aperol and top with prosecco, then top with the soda. Garnish with a slice of orange.







Little Red’s Silver Tulip


2 ounces Nolets Gin

1 ounce St. Germain

1 ounce grapefruit juice

½ ounce fresh lime juice

Combine in an iced cocktail shaker, then pour into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a wedge of lime.




BO Marg DockersDocker’s Blood Orange Margarita

(East Quogue)

1½ ounces Herradura tequila

1 ounce Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Splash of San Pellegrino Blood Orange Sparkling Water

Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker, then shake. Serve in a rocks glass, over ice.

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