Cool-Down Cocktails

by Rona Berg

When the heat is intense, as it is all over the country right now, there are a few things we can rely on to cool us right down: a dip in the pool, a swim in the ocean, a chilly glass of water and a refreshing fruity cocktail! 

Here are two summer drinks that are our new go-tos.

An added plus: Each purchase of Gray Whale Gin supports Oceana, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans.


Watermelon Slush

Watermelon water, watermelon salad, why not a watermelon cocktail? This recipe is so simple, and the presentation, in the watermelon bowl, is super natural—enjoy! 

Cut the watermelon in half, carve out the fruit and place it in a bowl. Keep the rind to use as a delicious punch bowl. To keep your melon bowl upright, turn it upside down and carve a small, flat, slice out the very bottom – be careful not to cut too deep and pierce the bottom of the bowl.


In a blender, add your watermelon pulp, honey and a moderate amount of ice. For best results we recommend freezing your watermelon pulp before blending and using a moderate amount of ice to avoid a watery drink. Serve in a melon bowl and enjoy.


Nosotros Eastside

The lime and cucumber bring a perfect tang to this mojito-inspired cocktail. Salud!

  • 2 oz Nosotros Tequila Blanco ⅓ oz agave syrup
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 muddled cucumber slices
  • 5 muddled mint leaves
Build in a shaker with ice, shake and strain over the rocks. Garnish with cool cucumber slices and enjoy.

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