Summertime Cocktail Recipes to Sip and Savor

By: Rachelle Lucas


Perfectly chilled and citrus-kissed, these new cocktails from Lorenzo on Miami Beach sound perfect for dining al fresco while enjoying the summer breeze.

Lorenzo is definitely known for having killer cuisine and cocktails. Their weekend brunch is a local favorite for the featured Bloody Mary Bar, including 25 different hot sauce options and a variety of house-pickled vegetables. 

Helmed by famed cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano, Lorenzo is a casually elegant Italian restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine executed by acclaimed Chef Chris Wyman.

There are hand-made pastas, pizzettas, entrees off the grill, house-made gelato, Italian caffè and more. And, if that description got your mouth watering, know that Lorenzo pairs its delicious culinary offerings with Italian wines, champagne and sparkling wines, and their famous cocktail program.

Speaking of which, Lorenzo has four new cocktails available for summer that have an expert balance of sweetness and acidity.

There' the cool Cetriolo Collins made with Hendricks cucumber vodka and thyme simple syrup. Another new sip that's on the spicy side is the Lampone Sour made with Weller bourbon and raspberry-basil agave nectar, and brightened up with a splash of fresh lemon juice.  And if you simply can't wait until your vacation to sip these, Lorenzo was kind enough to share the recipes to brighten up your summer.

Cucumber Collins (Cetriolo Collins)
.75 oz Hendricks
.75 oz Cucumber vodka
.5 oz St Germain
.5 oz thyme simple syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
.25 oz sudachi
Topped with soda. Garnished with cucumber slices, berries, and rosemary sprig

Raspberry Sour (Lampone Sour)
2 oz Weller bourbon
.75 oz raspberry basil agave nectar
.75 oz lemon juice
6 drops hellfire bitters
Egg white
Garnished with a lemon wheel, raspberry and basil leaf on a stick

Spring Negroni (Negroni Primavera)
1 oz spring44 gin
1 oz dolin blanc vermouth
1 oz aperol
2 dashes orange bitters
Stirred. Garnished with an orange peel.

Mezcal Last Word (Ultima Palabra)
.75 oz vida mezcal
.75 oz maraschino liqueur
.75 oz green chartreuse
.75 oz lime juice
Shaken with fresh cilantro. Served up with an orange zest.

Want someone else to do the mixing so you can kick back and relax? Here's the scoop:

What: Lorenzo
Where: 1776 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach
Reservations: (786) 483-1796
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