by Karla Alindahao | May 13, 2020

Looking to shake things up at your many Zoom cocktail hours? Or would you just like to raise the spirits of the person you’re quarantined with? These 21 summer drink recipes require no more than five ingredients—and all are guaranteed to help keep you chill.


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“I first made this drink for Earth Day, because of Novo Fogo cachaca’s commitment to sustainability but also because the drink and color itself screams summer. It’s made with ingredients that you can find at the local liquor store, but also what’s interesting about it is the contrasting flavors of the bitter Aperol with the sweetness of Cherry Heering play really well together with the complementary flavors of cachaça and lime juice. The drink in general takes me back to my childhood in Colorado, where I grew up playing and fighting with my siblings on a regular basis—much like the ingredients. We’d be fighting one minute over something and the next we’ll be hugging and laughing like nothing ever happened.” —Lucinda Sterling, managing partner at Middle Branch and Seaborne, New York City


  • 1 oz. Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça
  • 0.75 oz. Aperol
  • 0.75 oz. Cherry Heering liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice

Method: Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until very cold and strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel and enjoy.

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Forbes | May 13, 2020