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Known online as the Apartment Bartender, Elliott Clark is a well respected cocktail creator, writer and photographer who strives to make spirits accessible to at-home cocktail enthusiasts. His summer cocktail recipes use bright, refreshing flavors to bring unique twists to classic drinks.

Rosé & Co.

Made with strawberry syrup, lemon juice, mint and rosé, this bubbly vodka cocktail is perfect for spring and summer sipping.
Rose Hero

Prep: 7 minutes | Total: 7 minutes | Serves: 1

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. strawberry syrup
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 2 oz. sparkling rosé
Rose Hero

Prep: 7 minutes | Total: 7 minutes | Serves: 1

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. strawberry syrup
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 2 oz. sparkling rosé

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, strawberry syrup, lemon juice and mint leaves. Gently muddle the mint, then add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and top with rosé. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Strawberry Tequila Negroni

With notes of fresh fruit and citrus, this light cocktail offers a summer twist on a classic Negroni.
Strawberry Tequila Negroni Hero

Prep: 7 minutes | Total: 7 minutes | Serves: 1

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups tequila (blanco)
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • 1 oz. blanc or dry vermouth
Strawberry Tequila Negroni Hero

Prep: 7 minutes | Total: 7 minutes | Serves: 1

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups tequila (blanco)
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • 1 oz. blanc or dry vermouth

Directions:

  1. First, make the strawberry-infused tequila: In a jar or airtight container, combine tequila and strawberries. Cover and allow tequila to infuse for 2-4 days.
  2. After infusing, strain the tequila through a fine mesh sieve to remove strawberry pulp and seeds. Store in an airtight container.
  3. Make the cocktail: In a mixing glass with ice, combine 1 ounce of the strawberry-infused tequila with Aperol and vermouth. Stir thoroughly, then strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a fresh slice of strawberry.

Watermelon Cooler

This striking pink-hued cooler combines fresh watermelon and blueberry syrup for a refreshing patio sipper.
Watermelon Cooler Hero

Prep: 7 minutes | Total: 7 minutes | Serves: 1

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 3⁄4 oz. lime juice
  • 3⁄4 oz. blueberry syrup
  • 2-3 cubes watermelon, 1” square
  • Soda water
  • Mint, for garnish
  • Watermelon wedge, for garnish
Watermelon Cooler Hero

Prep: 7 minutes | Total: 7 minutes | Serves: 1

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 3⁄4 oz. lime juice
  • 3⁄4 oz. blueberry syrup
  • 2-3 cubes watermelon, 1” square
  • Soda water
  • Mint, for garnish
  • Watermelon wedge, for garnish

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, lime juice, blueberry syrup and cubed watermelon. Muddle the watermelon, then add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a Collins glass over ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a fresh bouquet of mint and a wedge of watermelon.