5 Custom Cocktails For Your Summer Soiree


Event trends come and go, but there’s one trend that’s here to stay-custom cocktails! We love personalized touches, so what better way to celebrate special moments with your guests than with a signature drink that reflects your taste. Whatever cocktail you choose we have a vessel for it in one of our many glassware collections. Mix up one of our staff favorites below or Hotel Tango’s summer cocktail for your next event!


Hotel Tango | Tim Collins

(Tom’s Lesser Known Relative)

Tim Collins

  • 2 oz Hotel Tango Lima Charlie Limoncello
  • 1/4 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 Lavender citrus simple syrup
  • Top with soda water (1-2oz)

Combine all except soda water into a shaker tin.  Fill the shaker tin half way with ice, and shake vigorously until chilled.  Strain into a Collins glass with ice, top with soda water and garnish with and orange slice and a maraschino cherry.

For the Lavender Citrus Simple:

  • 1/2c fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2c fresh lime juice
  • 1c granulated sugar
  • 1/4c dried lavender

Combine all into a small nonreactive sauce pan.  Stir, making sure all of the sugar is released from the bottom of the pan.  Bring mixture to a light simmer over medium to medium high heat. Once simmering, removed from heat and then let the syrup steep for 25-30 minutes. Strain out the lavender using a fine mesh strainer, bottle, and chill in the refrigerator. Holds for 3-4 weeks.



Sarah’s Pick | Classic Sangria


Featured Glassware: Stemless Wine Glass

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 1 orange, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) dry red wine
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) chilled lemon-lime soda
  • ice

Method: In a pitcher or large bowl, combine orange, lime, apple, brandy, and red wine. Stir to combine and refrigerate 1 hour (or overnight). To serve, add soda and ice.



Lane’s Pick | Skinny Margarita


Featured Glassware: Medium Old Fashioned

  • 1 ounce silver Tequila
  • 3 ounces soda
  • juice from 1/4 of a lime
  • kosher salt and lime, for garnish
  • ice

Method: Pour tequila, soda and lime juice over ice; cover and shake. Rim glass with kosher salt and fill with ice. Strain into the glass and garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.



Angela’s Pick | Peach Long Island Tea 

Peach LIT

Featured Glassware: Footed Pilsner

  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce gold tequila
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 3 ounces sweet & sour mix
  • splash of coke
  • fresh peach slices
  • ice

Method: Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, peach schnapps and sour mix over ice; cover and shake. Pour cocktail into a pilsner glass and top with splash of coke. Garnish with a fresh peach slices.



Rachel’s Pick | Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade 

Strawberry Lemonade

Featured Glassware: Highball | Recipe Adapted From Gimme Some Oven

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups cold sparkling water or club soda
  • ice

Method: Puree the strawberries, sugar and (2 Tbsp.) water together in a blender or food processor until pureed. Remove and strain through a fine-mesh strainer if desired. In a separate bowl or pan, stir together the boiling water and (1/2 cup) sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice and strawberry mixture until well combined, then stir in the sparkling water or club soda. Serve over ice.


Chung | Event Specialist & Social Media Coordinator for A Classic Party Rental

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