Summer-Inspired Cocktails

This summer, in our new place, has meant spending time in my favorite space, our porch. You can find us out there any time of day, but the best is in the evening when it is time to rehash the day and unwind. A little summer-inspired cocktail or two makes it even better.

Recently we added a new set of spirits to our bar from Kobrand Wine & Spirits.  Alizé Passion Gold and Bleu, each infused with premium French vodka and the all natural flavors of exotic passion fruit.  We prefer the Gold version over the Bleu, which has a mix of cherry, a spicy ginger and passion fruit.  I always find it fun to serve up something new whether it is just us alone experimenting or hosting friends for cocktail hour, something we try and schedule each month with different friends.


Using the Alizé Gold Passion, which I find quite refreshing with just seltzer, you can create this summery-good drink. Adding muddled strawberries is even better.


  • 1.5 oz. Alizé Gold Passion
  • 1 oz. Cachaҫa
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 0.75 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Mint / strawberry

Muddle lime, simple syrup, mint, and strawberry.  Add remaining ingredients and shake and strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice.


  • 1.5 oz. Alizé Bleu
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 0.75 oz. Alizé COCO
  • 0.75 oz. Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk
  • 1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice

Shake and strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and leaf.

And if you like a sweet but light Moscato wine then you need to check out Kobrand’s Caposaldo Sweet Moscato, which is fun to bring to a party, for a girls night in and as a generally delightful drink to serve with fruit-based desserts, just perfect for summer time.