Refreshing summer cocktails to try this weekend

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-03 12:10:52-04

It is a perfect weekend  to relax and have a refreshing beverage.

Mixologist Morgan Zuch suggests a couple of special recipes for alcoholic cocktails to try out during the three-day Fourth of July Weekend.

She also displays her skills producing alcoholic cocktails and non-alcoholic alternatives in an interview with Weekend Action News anchor James Tully.

Here are her recipes for a couple of cocktails called Painkiller and Endless Summer:


2 oz Kraken Black Rum
1 oz Coco Lopez
.5 oz Mandarin tangerine puree
4 oz pineapple juice

Combine ingredients and shake for 15 seconds
Pour over ice
Garnish with ground nutmeg, 2 pineapple leaves, a tropical umbrella and a seahorse stir stick


"Endless Summer"

1 oz Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
1 oz Rhum Clément COCO
1 oz Passion fruit mix
1 oz 1/2 and 1/2
.5 oz lime
.5 oz lemongrass
4 mint leaves

Combine and muddle 4 mint leaves with all of the non-alcoholic ingredients
Add COCO, Whiskey, and ice.
Shake for 15 seconds
Garnish with a bendy straw, tropical umbrella, sprig of mint, and an edible orchid