Delicious Summer Cocktails That Are Ridiculously Easy To Make

‘Tis the season for al fresco entertaining—do you have an all-star cocktail lineup at the ready? We tapped our friends at West Hollywood’s new see-and-be-seen hotspot, Au Fudge, to share their favorite recipes for refreshing, crowd-pleasing beverages you’ll enjoy serving all season long. Rest assured, you don’t have to be a bartender to attempt these at home—watch below as we whip up these yummy libations and pick up insider tricks of the trade. (For one, turns out it’s easier than we thought to successfully muddle fruit.)

Cocktail Recipes

First Base

1 1/2 oz vodka 3/4 oz lemon juice 1/4 oz ginger syrup 1/4 oz simple syrup 2-3 slides muddled strawberry 3-4 sprigs lemon thume 1-2 oz sparkling wine

Jessica Rabbit’s Rabbit

1 oz tequila 1 oz mezcal 3/4 oz lime juice 3/4 oz agave nectar Muddled cucumber and jalapeño slice