Some like it hot. Some… not so much. I suppose this is no different with cocktails, but I personally enjoy partaking in both.  Summer is in full swing (and if you ask me passing way too quickly – August What!?) and happy hour is somewhat mandatory.

You will enjoy these longer sunlit hours while you can and you will enjoy them with a freshly muddled cocktail in hand! Righto!?

Depending on where you lean on libations, we’ve prepared two summer sippers that will delight raucous BBQ guests and demure private patio parties alike. You might want to lay down some blankets and pick up a box of neon bendy straws and the finest unauthorized Sponge Bob piñata you can find because this party is about to get started…

Cheers Gastro Geeks!


  • 3 oz blood orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz pepper-infused tequila (depending on your fire tolerance, slice 2-3 habanero & serrano peppers and place in tequila bottle for 3-4 hours. Expert hot handlers can leave soaking overnight)
  • 1/2 oz Chartreuse liqueur
  • Garnish with thinly sliced blood orange wedges & freshly ground pepper or dried chili flecks


  • 3 oz white Rum
  • 1  tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 mottled lime for juice
  • 8-10 muddled mint leaves
  • Shake with loads of crushed ice and top off with club soda

While you’re at it, pick up some proper bar ware and give your cocktail the respect it deserves with the  Sagaform 3 piece cocktail Set. This toast-worthy tool belt is impeccably designed by Stockholm-DJ-Turned-Home-Ware-Designer Matz Borgströmand and is sure to making every drink from here on out feel a little more special. I also highly recommend adding an Ice-O-Mat to your alcohol arsenal, talk about the most perfect slushy snow ice. These icy flecks also make ice tea and raspberry lemonade a little more sunny…

Happy Hour Starts….Now!