Summer is here! From restaurants with ocean views to chic steakhouses, here are our top picks for new cocktails to cool down with this season.

summer cocktails

Photo Credit: Stage Left Steakhouse

Stage Left Steakhouse

5 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick


2.5 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon

.5 oz Antica Vermouth

.5 oz Cold Brew Coffee Syrup

7 dashes Angostura Bitters

Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain to rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish Photo Credit: Stage Left Steakhouse with orange twist.

Photo Credit: 26 West on the Navesink

26 West on the Navesink

26 W Front, Red Bank


2 oz Woodford Reserve

4 dash(es)Woodford Reserve Orange Bitters

.75 oz Ginger Honey Syrup

.75 oz Orange Liqueur

.5 oz Lemon

Combine ingredients in shaker, add smoke & ice. Shake & strain into coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Photo Credit: Sirena


27 Ocean Ave, Long Branch


1 1/2 oz of Herradura Silver

1oz of Ancho Reyes

1oz of Prickly Pear puree

3/4 oz of Lime juice

Add tequila, Ancho Reyes, Prickly Pear, lime juice and a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Shake or stir for about 10 seconds, until combined. Give the mix a taste and if you would like it to be sweeter, stir in your desired amount of agave or simple syrup to taste.


Photo Credit: Stella Marina

Stella Marina

800 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park


2 oz. Herradura Tequila

1 oz lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

1 egg white

Cinnamon Sugar

Combine Tequila, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup in an ice filled shaker. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds . In a separate shaker add 1 egg white and strain in liquor. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Sprinkle Cinnamon sugar on the foam.

We hope you try and enjoy these summer cocktails!