Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Summer Solstice

Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Summer Solstice
Staff Writer
ShakeStir

The Summer Solstice, made by Saul Ranella.

Our friends over at ShakeStir have asked the nearly 2,000 (and growing) bartenders in their community to submit signature cocktail recipes for potential coverage on The Daily Meal. Each Wednesday**, the drink that snags the most 5-star ratings (according to his or her ShakeStir peers) will be featured on The Daily Meal — along with a recipe, photo, and link to the selected bartender's profile — as part of the new weekly "Hump Day" Cocktail series.

This week's winner, the Summer Solstice, comes from New York City's La Mar bar manager, Saul Ranella. His inspiration for the sticky-sweet, whiskey cocktail, he says, comes from a New York City summer. 

Thanks to our bartender friends at ShakeStir for contributing, and stay tuned for more Hump Day Cocktails!

1
Servings
165
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Ounce Pisco Quebranta
  • 1 Ounce rye whiskey
  • 1 Ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce raspberry couli
  • 1/2 Ounce simple syrup
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • 2 dashes cranberry bitters

Directions

Place all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake. Double strain. Pour into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with raspberry and lemon stick.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
29mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
71mg
5%
Water
48g
2%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.