Centric-Certified Cocktails To End Your Summer On A Sweet Note

Life & Love | Camille Travis | 08/20/2015 | 08:00 AM EDT

Drinks on us-- you deserve it.

Summer 2015 will soon be coming to a close and while that signifies the end of warmer weather and vacation days, the clock hasn't quite run out. Keep your spirits high with these boozy beverages that will keep the party going.




1 oz. Cognac

1 oz. light rum

1 oz. orange liqueur

.5 oz. fresh lemon juice

lemon twist, for garnish

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.




1 part Cognac

3 dashes bitters

1 sugar cube (white)


orange twist, for garnish

Directions: Combine Cognac, bitters and a sugar cube into a chilled champagne glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with an orange twist.




1 1/2 oz. tequila

2 oz. pineapple juice

2 oz. cranberry juice

splash of lemon-lime soda

splash of lime juice

sugar-rimmed glass and lime wedge, for garnish

Directions: Fill mixing glass with ice. Stir in tequila, pineapple and cranberry juices and soda. Add a splash of lime juice and stir again. Pour into sugar-rimmed glass and garnish with a lime wedge.


(Photo: RiviËre/photocuisine/Corbis)

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