5 Easy Summer Cocktails

These 5 summer cocktail recipes are going to be your go-to drinks when warm weather hits.

If you like the classic Aperol Spritz cocktail, you’ll definitely love this Aperol Tonic recipe. Mad with just 3 ingredients, it'll become one of your favorites.

Aperol Tonic

This cocktail is extra special thanks to the Empress gin, which changes color when you add the lemon juice! French 75s are made with simple syrup, gin, lemon juice, and sparkling wine. 

Color Changing French 75

Made with fresh blackberries and basil, this imaginative fruity cocktail breathes new life into the classic margarita and is guaranteed to satisfy on a hot day.

Blackberry Basil Margarita

This cocktail is a vibrant take on the traditional French martini using Empress 1908 butterfly pea flower gin along with pineapple juice, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur. It’s topped off with a few dashes of cranberry bitters to balance it all out.

French Martini

This Limoncello Spritz is made with sweet Italian limoncello, club soda, and prosecco. It is one of the best Italian cocktails to sip on when the warm weather hits.

Limoncello Spritz

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