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Summer Drink Recipes

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Summer Drink Recipes

There’s nothing better than a cool drink on a hot summer day, especially when it’s a cocktail you crafted up yourself. This summer, be everyone’s favorite bartender when you serve up options that will be sure to please all of your guests. From frozen margaritas and fruity cocktails to whiskey lemonades, we’ve got you covered at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. With the season in full swing, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite summer drink recipes for you to make at home!

Frosty Margarita

  • 3 oz. Tennessee Frost Moonshine
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup (sugar mixed with water)
  • ½ tsp. orange liqueur
  • 1 tbsp. Margarita salt

Shake Tennessee Frost Moonshine, lime juice, simple syrup, orange liqueur, and ice in a cocktail shaker for 30 seconds until everything is well blended. Take a cocktail glass and press the rim of it into the margarita salt. Strain the combined margarita mixture into the glass. Serve with a wedge of lime on the rim for a finishing touch. 

Whiskey Lemonade

Add the whiskey, lemon juice (or lemonade), and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until everything is well combined. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Serve with a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of lemon.

Strawberry Mojito

  • 2 oz. Renegade Rum
  • 2 medium strawberries
  • 3 mint sprigs
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup
  • club soda for topping

Muddle the fresh strawberries and mint with the Renegade Rum in a cocktail shaker. Add in simple syrup and club soda to taste. Shake all ingredients together in the cocktail shaker until mixed. Strain the combination into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a strawberry, lime wedge, and fresh mint sprig. 

Summer is the perfect time to try mixing up a few of these essential cocktails for you and your guests. If you’re running low on any of the necessary alcohol ingredients, stop by Old Tennessee Distilling Company to restock on everything you need. Visit our website to explore even more of our favorite summer recipes. 

Kent Merritt

Gatlinburg native Kent Merrit oversees the behind-the-scenes operations at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. He has over 35 years of manufacturing and business management experience and is passionate about developing and promoting businesses with exceptional products and excellent customer service. He invites you to pop in at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. for a free tasting of moonshine and distilled spirits. "Take a moment, take a sip, and get a taste for Tennessee."

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Tennessee Frost Moonshine

Our 100 proof traditional moonshine is made from heirloom corn we grow right here in East Tennessee, Tennessee. This is shine the way it’’s been made for hundreds of years.

100 PROOF / 50% ALC BY VOL.