Say hello to the season of patio drinkin’ and cocktail shakin’ – summer is officially here. To welcome the warmer temps, we’ve tapped our beverage gurus to create four smash cocktail recipes packed with muddled, seasonal fruit, fresh herbs and a big punch of flavor- served over ice.

Keep these refreshing smash recipes on hand and the good news, you don’t have to be a mixologist to whip up these libations on your own. Click the links below for full recipes.

Watermelon Smash

Zero Proof Watermelon Smash – Summer House Santa Monica
muddled mint, lime cordial

Raspberry-Lemon Smash

Raspberry-Lemon Smash – Brad Wermager, Wildfire & Big Bowl Wine & Spirits Director
vodka, raspberries, lemon, sour mix with a splash of soda

 

Zero Proof Watermelon Smash*

Serves: 1 drink

INGREDIENTS

  • 2½ oz. watermelon juice
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 6 large mint leaves, pressed
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Ice
  • Splash of soda

* Add l ½ oz. any spirit to make it “full proof”

METHOD

  1. Muddle mint leaves.
  2. Build in a glass.
  3. Add ice and top with a splash of soda.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Wildfire Raspberry-Lemon Smash

Serves: 1 drink

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 raspberries
  • l ½ oz. vodka
  • l ½ oz. fresh sour mix
  • l ½ oz. soda
  • Ice

METHOD

  1. Muddle four raspberries
  2. Fill glass with ice
  3. Add vodka, sour mix and soda
  4. Pour all ingredients & ice into Martini shaker and shake for 10-12 seconds
  5. Pour all ingredients and ice back into glass 6 Garnish with a lemon wedge