Nothing screams summer in Florida like sipping an artisan cocktail with views of a long sandy beach. Visit the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach and you can do just that, with these two specialty drinks created by our mixologist. Can’t make to Fort Lauderdale? That’s okay … you can still enjoy them this summer – anywhere and anytime! – by following these simple recipes, straight from our private cocktail book:

july3Sonesta Spicy Mule


2 oz of Absolut cilantro vodka

1 oz of fresh lime juice

Topped with ginger beer

Dressed with lime wedge


To infuse Absolut Cilantro with jalapenos, pierce peppers with knife, add to warm vodka and soak for hours, strain vodka and cool. Pour vodka over ice in a highball glass. Add lime juice, top with ginger beer and lime wedge.

Watermelon Smashjuly2


2 oz Grey goose vodka
1/4 cup watermelon, cubed
1/2 oz ginger soda

1/2 oz simple syrup
5 basil leaves


Muddle mint in a glass. Add watermelon cubes and continue to muddle. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain over ice. Top with a basil leaf.