3 End of Summer Cocktails To Help You Cool Down

bartender pouring a cocktail into a glass

Summer may be coming to an end, but we are certainly still looking for drinks to keep us cool. While at Rikasa, you can enjoy some delicious cocktails, but first, we wanted to take a moment to share these end of summer cocktails you can make at home to help cool you down!

#1. Gin Buck

Summer 2021 has definitely been roaring, and what better way to bid adieu to the season than with this 1920s summer cooler classic? 

This is often a fan favorite because it falls right in between the flavors of a gin and tonic and a gin rickey. 

Want to make your own gin buck? All you need is 2 ounces of gin, 4 to 6 ounces of ginger ale, and lemon wedge for garnish.

#2. Rosé Margaritas

Rosé is drinkable in any season of the year, and margaritas, well, who are we to judge when you sip on one? But why not take two of the greatest cocktails and make them into something magical? A rosé margarita not only tastes good, but it’s beautiful to look at. 

The Wood and Spoon shares this amazing recipe for a dazzling drink. All you need is:

  • 1 ounce of silver tequila
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1–1/2 of ounces simple syrup (made with equal parts water and sugar)
  • 4 ounces of rosé wine 
  • Salt for rimming glass

#3. Tom Collins

If you like gin-fizz, you’ll love the Tom Collins. This classic drink was first created in the 1970s and is even on the International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails (under the name John Collins).

But what’s the difference between the two? According to A Couple Cooks, “The Tom Collins is made with Old Tom Gin, which is sweeter. The John Collins can be made with any type of gin.”

What do you need to make a Tom Collins? It’s simple–gin, lemon juice, soda water, and simple syrup.

Relax With a Drink In Hand at Rikasa

We hope these drinks spice up your end of summer gatherings! If you’re looking for a night out with delicious drinks, you need to stop by Rikasa! Looking for a 1920s adventure? The Joint 53 is the place to be! 

Spend an evening in Pittston’s best-kept secret as The Joint 53 pays homage to the speakeasies of the 1920s with a glamorous setting and creative cocktail list. To find out the password, stop inside Rikasa, where our staff can give you a clue.