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Summer cocktail and mocktail recipes that are perfect as the weather warms up

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With the weather warming up, Lonnie Newburn, of Somerville's The Boston Shaker, brings us a cocktail and a mocktail recipe.


The Silver Fizz c.1880s

Ingredients for the Silver Fizz (Courtesy of the Boston Shaker)
Ingredients for the Silver Fizz. (Courtesy of the Boston Shaker)

Ingredients: 

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 8-10 dashes Fee Foam
  • ~3 oz. club soda

Directions: 

  • Add all the ingredients, except the club soda, to a Boston Shaker.
  • Add ice and shake for 15 seconds.
  • Strain into a highball glass with no ice.
  • Top with the soda water.

Ghia Spritz (Non-Alcoholic) c.1919

Ingredients for the non-alcoholic Ghia Spritz. (Courtesy of the Boston Shaker)
Ingredients for the non-alcoholic Ghia Spritz. (Courtesy of the Boston Shaker)

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. Ghia Aperitif or Figlia Aperitivo
  • 3 oz. soda water
  • Orange slice

Directions:

  • Add ice to a highball glass or stemmed wine glass.
  • Add an orange slice to the glass.
  • Add Ghia Aperitif.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Garnish by expressing the oil from an orange peel over the glass.

This segment aired on May 29, 2023.

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