Predicting the “summer jams” is a seasonal rite of passage, but equally important is determining what drinks will be your jam. To help with your summer cocktail selection, we have rounded up the best cocktail recipes for each music genre and the songs they accompany.
The Zing Ting
Song: Every song in the Invasion of Privacy album by Cardi B.
Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, the No. 1 album on the charts, pairs perfect with The Zing Ting, which could easily top #1 on the Cocktail Chart – if there ever was one. The combination of Gran Añejo Barceló, muddled ginger, lemon juice, apple cider and honey syrup creates a taste as fierce and spicy as the female rapper.
1 3/4 ounces Gran Añejo Barceló
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce apple juice (cider)
1 ounce honey syrup
1/4 ounce fresh ginger juice (or muddled ginger)
Shake and strain over ice into rocks glass.
Garnish with lemon zest wrapped around a cherry.
Song: “IDGAF” by Dua Lipa.
Hold your head high and your glass of Norman’s Revenge higher, as you belt out “IDGAF” by Dua Lipa – aka, your new breakup anthem. Created by No.3 Social in Miami, the drink mixes tequila, agave nectar, lime juice and jalapeño for the most requested taste of the summer.
2 ounces Tequila reposado
1 ounce light agave nectar
1 ounce fresh lime juice
3 slices of jalapeño
Add ingredients in tin, shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice.
Glassware: rocks glass
Garnish with a jalapeño, lime, and gunpowder salt on the rim.
Song: “X (Equis)” by Nicky Jam & J Balvin
Sweet and zesty, Seaspice’s Yellow Tail is the perfect cocktail as it has a perennial effect much like the upbeat pop sounds on Nicky Jam and J Balvin’s “X (Equis)”, which you will inevitably keep on repeat.
1 1/2 ounces Yellow Tail Pisco 100
3/4 ounces lime juice
3/4 tablespoon sugar
1 ounce passion fruit juice
Muddle basil and jalapeño in the shaker.
Add in all the ingredients and shake vigorously.
Strain contents on the rocks and garnish with jalapeño and a basil leaf.
Song: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
For crisp summer nights, whip up a Piscine Mojito, which infuses Rosé Piscine with elderflower liqueur, and lime and mint lives, as you mellow out with the most requested song – “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.
1 bottle of Rosé Piscine
6 mint Leaves
Place 6 mint leaves and 2 quarters of lime into glass.
Grind lime and mint together.
Add 2 1/2 ounces of Rosé Piscine
Add 1 ounce of Elder flower liqueur
Add ice, and shake well.
Pour into wine glass, decorate with mint, and enjoy!
Song: “The Middle” by Zedd, Marren Morris & Grey
A bonfire in a glass, Ron Barceló’s fiery drink El Biembien uses Barceló Gran Platinum, Barceló Añejo, Barceló Imperial, lime juice, passion fruit, pineapple juice, syrup and velvet falernum to keep you energized as you dance to “The Middle” by Zedd, Marren Morris & Grey.
1 ounce Ron Barceló Gran Platinum
1 ounce Ron Barceló Anejo
1 ounce Ron Barceló Imperial
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce passion fruit
1/2 ounce pineapple juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum
Shake and strain into a tiki mug over crushed ice.
Garnish with a half lime and sugar cube soaked in over proof rum, light on fire, and serve.
For more, check out how Ron Barceló became the first rum to reach carbon neutral status.