3 Popular and Easy to Make Summer Cocktail Recipes: Bloody Mary, Dirty Martini, and a Whiskey Sour.

Summer Cocktail Recipes and Kits

Making Cocktails A Breeze 

Whether you are getting ready for a summer gathering or just a lazy day by the pool, the last thing you need to stress about is what cocktail ingredients you need to make the perfect drink. We will go over the most basic, popular, and easy-to-make cocktails.


Cocktails Kits

We also sell cocktail kits that give you all the essential ingredients used for the recipes delivered straight to your door. 

Bloody Mary KitDirty Martini KitWhiskey Sour Kit 

Bloody Mary Kit Dirty Martini Kit Whiskey Sour Bloody Mary Kit


Bloody Marry Recipe


Bloody Mary 

Known by many as the ultimate Sunday Brunch drink. There are so many different additions to garnish and customize your Bloody. You can buy a mix for quick and easy cocktail or make the mix yourself. 


Main Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka 
  • 4 oz Bloody Mary Mix 


Bloody Mary Recipe


  1. Add 1 1/2 oz of your favorite vodka, 4 oz Bloody Mary mix, and ice to a highball or tall glass and stir.
  2. If you like your glass salted, wet the rim of the glass with water or lime, turn it upside down and dip it into the salt. Give the glass a tap to get any extra off. 

 DIY Bloody Mary Mix:

  • 4 oz tomato juice
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • Horseradish (to taste)
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

 Fun Extras:

  •  Celery Salt 
  •  Olives
  • Onions 
  • Asparagus 
  •  Green Beans
  • Lemon and Limes
  • Bacon 
  • Shrimp


Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini 

The Dirty Martini was said to have been created in New York in 1901 by a bartender named John O'Conner. The drink developed a huge fanbase and is known to be a rather sophisticated and classy cocktail. Perfect for hot summer nights. The ingredients are simple, and you can use gin or vodka, depending on your preference. 


Main Ingredients: 

  • 2 1/2 oz gin or vodka
  • 1-2 tsp Dirty Martini Mix 
  • Garnish: 2 to 4 olives

 Dirty Martini Recipe


  1. Add 2 1/2 oz of gin or vodka and 1-2 tsp of Martini Mix to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well-chilled. 
  2. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. 
  3. Garnish with a skewer of olives.

DIY Martini Mix:

  • 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Olive Brine 

Fun Extras:

  • Blue Cheese Olives 
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Marcona Almonds
  • Jalapeño Peppers

 Whiskey Sour Recipe

Whiskey Sour 

 A Whiskey Sour is a refreshing summer twist for whiskey lovers. The drink dates back to the 1860s and was loved by sailors in the Navy on long sea journeys. The ingredients are simple, but the drink can be spiced up by adding an egg whites or cocktail foamer on top. 


Main Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 oz Whiskey 
  • 3 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1 Cherry 
  • 1 Orange Twist 

 Whiskey Sour Recipe


  1. Add the 1 1/2 oz of Whiskey and 3 oz sour mix and just shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker until cold. 
  2. Serve over lots of ice, adding a cherry and orange twist for the garnish. Serve in a rocks glass.  

 DIY Sweet and Sour Mix:

  • 1.5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 0.75 oz. Simple Syrup or Maple Syrup

 Fun Extras:

  • Egg Whites for foam on top


Women by the pool


In conclusion, there are so many great-tasting cocktails out there, so don't be scared to try new drink recipes or even put a twist on the classics. 



We recommend investing in some essential barware so it will be easy to make different drink recipes. A shaker, strainer, bar spoon, and jigger are some of the most important. Browse here for all of our  Barware.Barware Kit



Proper glassware is not a must, but it's nice to have. It may be that you have a perfectly measured cocktail, but the size of the glass helps to release aromas and keeps the cocktails certain temperatures by the design of the glass. They also make your drinks look a little fancier. 

Browse all of our glassware

Freeze Martini Glasses Crystal Martini GlassesHighball GlassesCrystal TumblersWoodland stemless wine glasses Gold Rimmed Rose Crystal White Wine Glass Set


Happy Mixing! 


The Bash New York Team 


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