Summer Sips

Maine cocktail drink recipes blog summer glass outsideOne of our favorite parts of summer is the annual changeover from warm to cold beverages when its time to relax. We’ve been known to get a little creative with our drink concoctions (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions) at the social gatherings we host in the Studio Showroom. Using fresh ingredients and unexpected flavor combinations, we like to make it memorable.

Need some new go-to beverage options to wow your guests this summer? We’ve created a list of a few recipes that we’re especially enjoying right now.


Down East Margaritas

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups watermelon (cubed)
  • 3/4 cup tequila (for non- alcoholic, replace with lemon seltzer)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • crushed ice

Combine sugar and water in saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring so sugar dissolves– about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool. Liquify watermelon in a blender, combine with other ingredients and enjoy!

Beach Rose Gimlet

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 1/2 oz. St. Germain (or flavored seltzer)
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. rose water
  • rose petals for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, combine combine all liquid ingredients. Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with rose petals and relax!


Blueberry Sour

  • 3 1/2 oz. blueberries
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup or 1 tbsp sugar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 3 1/2 oz. gin (or flavored seltzer)
  • 2 tbsp. pasteurized egg whites
  • 2 dashess of Angostura Bitters
  • lemon peel for garnish

Muddle blueberries, lemon juice, simple syrup together in a glass. Strain through a sieve into a shaker, pressing to get as much juice out as possible. Add gin, bitters and egg white — shake. Strain into two glasses with ice. Garnish with lemon peel.