Temperatures are rising, and patio season is here. At Sonesta, we love to cool off with some #liquidart in the summer, and our mixologists always have creative, delicious cocktail ideas in the works behind the bar.

We love Atlanta in the summertime, and two of our hotels there have shared what they will be sipping on this summer. Grab a lounge chair and an umbrella, and give the below summer cocktail recipes a try!

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

1 ½ oz Vodka
¾ oz Strawberry Puree
3 oz Lemonade
½ simple syrup

If you do not have premade lemonade make in a separate pitcher, making sure it’s not too sweet (traditional recipe calls for lemon juice, water and simple syrup). Combine vodka, 1 basil leaf and simple syrup into glass and muddle together to release aromatics of the herb. Add strawberry puree and lemonade and shake to combine. Pour over Collins glass filled with ice. garnish with half a strawberry and basil leaves.

The inspiration behind the drink was that we were trying to find a refreshing drink that you could enjoy while sitting our patio and enjoy the spring weather. With it being spring strawberries were in season and who doesn’t like a nice cold glass of lemonade. We combine the two and added some basil that we grow out on the patio of our breakfast restaurant to add something to balance out the sweetness of both the lemonade and the strawberries.

Sonesta Atlanta Northwest Galleria

Georgia Peach Cocktail

1 ounce of vodka
1/2 ounce of peach schnapps
1/2 cup orange juice
Splash of sprite
Splash grenadine
Garnish: sprig of mint, peach slice, cherry

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