Your Favorite Summer Treats Turn into Cocktails

Popular Summer Treats Turned Into Cocktails

By Marie Gorbenko Published June 2022

There’s nothing like a refreshing treat on a hot, summer day in Florida - from frozen slushies to juicy watermelon wedges. But are you looking to reinvent the way you enjoy these nostalgic summertime snacks? Why not turn them into cocktails that capture the best tastes and textures of your favorite foods! Here are some of our best-loved summer treats turned into cocktails that are sure to be a hit with friends and family.

If You Like Key Lime Pie, Try a Key Lime Pie Martini

Named the official pie of Florida by the state legislature in 2006, Key Lime Pie has actually been a state institution and source of pride for over a century. Synonymous with good times in the Florida sunshine, this classic dessert is a rich blend of citrus and dairy, all nestled in a sweet graham cracker crust. Bring the goodness of this temptingly tart pie to your home bar with our zesty martini recipe.

Key Lime Pie Martini

The Recipe:

Rim a glass with honey and dip in graham cracker crumbs. Set aside. In a shaker with ice, combine key lime rum, toasted coconut rum, pineapple juice, and a splash of cream if desired. Shake well and strain into rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

If You Like Italian Ice, Try a Lemon Drop Lime Icetail

What’s better on a scorching hot day than a refreshing cocktail? An icetail! While Italian ice isn’t exactly Italian (it’s an American innovation that originated in New Jersey about a century ago), its roots can be traced back to a Sicilian creation called granita—a semi-frozen dessert that functioned much like our beloved Italian ice to help keep the heat at bay on sultry days. Our vodka version does just that -but with a citrus kick.

Lemon Drop Lime Icetail

The Recipe:

In a mixing glass, add vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, simple syrup, and water. Stir to combine and pour contents into cups or ice pop molds. Freeze until solid.

If You Like S’mores, Try a Bond Fire S’mores

We can thank the good ‘ol Girl Scouts for inventing this combination of fireside gooey goodness all the way back in 1927! Seeing as this year marks the 95th anniversary of the legendary smore, we can’t think of a better way to have a (very adult) celebration than by toasting with our cocktail version. No bonfire required.

Bond Fire Smores

The Recipe:

Add bourbon, mezcal, coffee and aromatic bitters to a glass with ice. Stir to combine and garnish with a toasted marshmallow.

If You Like Watermelon Wedges, Try a Watermelon Mint Marg

The drought-resistant watermelon has been prized for millennia for its ability to store water and thrive even in the driest regions of the world. So, it’s no wonder that we reach for this most refreshing of summer fruits whenever we’re craving an infusion of sweet, juicy hydration. With watermelon season now in full swing, there’s no better time to explore watermelon-based cocktails for an invigorating sip any time of day (or night)!

Watermelon Mint Marg

The Recipe:

Muddle mint leaves and 4 watermelon cubes in a shaker. Add ice, tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and bitters. Shake well and double strain into a glass over fresh ice. Garnish with additional watermelon cube and mint sprig.

Looking for more inspiring summer cocktail recipes? Check out our full list of refreshing recipes.