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A Fresh Twist On 2 Classic Summer Cocktails

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Nothing beats a refreshing drink on a hot summer day, so we invited Lonnie Newburn of The Boston Shaker to join us to demonstrate how to make his twists on two classic summer drinks, a daiquiri and a Venetian Spritz.

Venetian Spritz:

A classic bitter Italian cocktail, typically enjoyed as an aperitif before dinner.

Lonnie Newburn's Venetian Spritz. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Lonnie Newburn's Venetian Spritz. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

- 3 oz prosecco
- 2 oz bitter liqueur (Newburn recommends Cocchi Aperitivo)
- 1 oz soda water
- Optional: 1 oz fruit brandy (Newburn recommends Beaver Pond Distillery Apricot Brandy)

Directions: Build ingredients over ice in a highball or wine glass and then stir briefly to mix.

Sherry Daiquiri:

A classic sour cocktail, enjoyed on hot summer days.

Lonnie Newburn's Sherry Daiquiri. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Lonnie Newburn's Sherry Daiquiri. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

- 1 oz rum (Newburn recommends Privateer Amber Rum)
- 1 oz Amontillado sherry
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup

Directions: Build cocktail in a Boston shaker, add ice, and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into cocktail or coupe glass.

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Lonnie Newburn, owner and operator of The Boston Shaker, a craft cocktail supply stores which is on Instagram @bostonshakershop.

This segment aired on August 3, 2018.

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