Cool Down With These Summer Drinks

White wine spritzers, your time has come and gone. Look no further for your go-to summer drink—these two recipes will keep you cool from the 4th of July all the way to Labor Day!

"It's Your Town" Sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka event in Miami, Florida at the El Fresco gallery, Friday, May 13, 2016. (Jesus Aranguren/AP Images for New Amsterdam Vodka)
(Jesus Aranguren/AP Images for New Amsterdam Vodka)

DAM Fine Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

2.00 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka
0.75 oz. Sonoma Syrup Co. No. 33 Agave Syrup
0.75 oz. Citrus Blend (see below)
3.00 oz. Q Club Soda
Fresh Mint 

Directions: To make the citrus blend: Fill a pitcher with 20 oz. fresh lime juice and 12 oz. fresh lemon juice. Prepare a batch of several Collins glasses by adding 6-8 mint leaves to the bottom of glass. Add all the ingredients except club soda and stir to incorporate the flavors. Fill glass with ice, top with club soda and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

“It’s Your Town” New York, presented by New Amsterdam Vodka, at Pop International on Saturday, June 4, 2016. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for New Amsterdam Vodka)
 (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for New Amsterdam Vodka)

Big Apple be DAM’d Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka
.5 oz. Licor 43
.25 oz. fresh pressed lemon juice
Topped with 3 oz. Original Sin Hard Apple Cider (made in NYC http://www.origsin.com/)
Garnish with a honey crisp apple slices (make sure to squeeze lemon juice on them when cut so they don’t turn brown)

Directions: Add ingredients (except Cider) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Uncap shaker, and add Cider. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice, and garnish with an apple slices.