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Late Summer Libations

AUGUST IS THE PERFECT MONTH TO EXPAND YOUR COCKTAIL HORIZONS.

Harsimran Shergill

AUGUST IS A STRANGE DRINKING MONTH. 

Summer is winding down, the rains are intermittent and the nippy looms. You’re over rosé and can’t do another Tom Collins, but it’s not quite brandy season and whisky doesn’t seem right in the stifling heat. In other words, it’s the month to experiment. Maxim asked some of the best bartenders for their go-to August cocktails, and they didn’t disappoint. So drink up—summer’s not over yet.

Perfect Daiquiri

The Perfect Daiquiri is the perfect balance of sour, sweet, and spirit. The perfect combo of texture, brightness, and depth. It never outstays its welcome and is a great cocktail to enjoy all summer long and as you head slowly into the winter.

30 ml lime juice

15 ml rich cane syrup

75 ml rum mix (30 ml white rum, 15 ml aged rum and 15 ml dark rum)

Combine ingredients, shake, and serve in a sour glass.

Ni Hao, Ginger

This drink is geared toward the martini drinkers out there, but uses baijiu, a Chinese liquor, as the base spirit instead of gin or vodka. It’s crisp, bright, and smooth, with ginger and slightly herbal background notes. Read: delicious.

45 ml baijiu

30 ml ginger liqueur 1

bar spoon gentian liqueur

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir gently for a good 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cockta


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