3 Easy Cocktails For Porch Sippin’

A well crafted cocktail is one of the finer things of life. The beautiful thing about cocktails though is that you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy them. All you need to enjoy something delicious at home is a few essentials & an open mind. I’ve put together a list of three easy to make, refreshing cocktails that will surely leave you wanting more. Full disclosure, the standard pour for cocktails is 1.5 oz, however, since I’ve intended all these to be enjoyed relaxing in your own home I’ve bumped that up to 2 oz. I’d love to know if you try any of these & how you like them!



The Paloma is a super simple classic that’s great for summer & my preference over a margarita. This tequila & grapefruit soda mixer is good as simple as that, but I enjoy it with a bit of a kick. In this recipe the kick comes from 18.21 Japanese Chili Lime bitters. I like El Jimador, but use your favorite brand to make it your own.

2 oz Tequila

.75 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

5-6 drops Japanese Chili Lime bitters

San Pellegrino Pompelmo soda  

Add the tequila, bitters, & lime juice to a pint glass (or a glass of similar size). Give that a good stir & fill the glass with ice. Top it off with your soda & get sippin’.



Pimm’s #1 is a sweet English liqueur with a flavor profile of spices & citrus fruit. It’s traditionally served as a Pimm’s Cup with lemonade or ginger ale. While the traditional cup is quite yummy, it’s a bit sweet for me so I like mine with ginger beer. I use the 18.21 Tart Cherry Saffron bitters as well, which plays great with the citrus & spice of the Pimm’s. You can also try this recipe out with a dry champagne or prosecco.

2 oz Pimm’s #1

.75 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

5-6 drops Tart Cherry Saffron bitters

Gosling’s Ginger Beer

Combine the Pimm’s, lemon juice, & bitters in a pint glass. Give it a good stir & fill the glass with ice. Top off with your ginger beer & fall in love.



Next to bourbon gin is my favorite spirit, especially a dry, spiced one like Death’s Door. Gin & tonics are my favorite way to enjoy it. What I love about a gin & tonic is that it’s so easy to fancy up. Queue the Aveze, a French liqueur made from the root of the gentian plant. This liqueur is floral & herbal with a hint of liquorice, similar to an Italian Amaro. It pairs fantastically with gin, so naturally I want to add it to a g&t. Not to mention Aveze is bright yellow, so this makes the drink pretty to boot!

2 oz gin

.5 oz Aveze

.75 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Tonic water

Mix together gin, Aveze, lemon juice, & bitters in a pint glass & stir well. Fill the glass with ice & top to fill with tonic water. Enjoy!


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