The long weekend is finally here and it's perfect weather to enjoy a cocktail outside.
Last summer, Corey would make me an Elderflower Collins every weekend. It's refreshing and citrusy and was a lovely compliment to a hot summer evening. Get the basic recipe here but we always substitute grapefruit juice for lemon juice with yummy results.
This summer, I've been enjoying the slightly tart Whiskey Collins. I remember back before I was old enough to legally drink, a friend of mine snuck a water bottle filled with her father's whiskey into a party. I turned up my nose and told her it was an old man's drink. Obviously, my tastes have since changed and I now really enjoy whiskey but it's often overwhelming in the heat. Enter the Whiskey Collins. I like mine a little tart so I don't use much simple syrup and I also like it fizzy so fresh soda water is a staple. I like the simplicity and the fact that I can order it in a bar or restaurant without explaining how it's made. Here's the recipe.
Enjoy the long weekend! Cheers!