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Beat the Heat with 9 New Refreshing Summer Cocktails at Saddles

Daquiri Summer Cocktail at Saddles

The weather is heating up, but we’re keeping the drinks cold at Saddles. We’d like to introduce Bartender David Nepove, who has joined the Saddles team and created a new list of refreshing summer cocktails. He shared with us his inspiration for each concoction, and his spin on classic flavors will have your mouth watering for these summer-inspired drinks. Enjoy poolside under a shady umbrella or take respite from the heat at Saddles’ bar. Read on about our 9 new summer cocktails below, and join us for a taste soon. Cheers!

9 New Summer Cocktails at Saddles

While looking through the pantry I found the kitchen had made and canned their own grape juice. Looking to utilize local and house-made ingredients, I found this juice a new home.

Grapes of Wrath

Vodka, Pear Liqueur, Fresh Lime, House-Made Grape Juice, Ruby Port

Taking a “time out” for a delicious Daiquiri is a common occurrence for many bartenders today, I thought I would invite you all to the party.

DTO (Daiquiri Time Out)

Local Sonoma Rum, House-Made Honey Ginger Syrup, Lime Juice, Fresh Pineapple

There is apple cider and then there is “Perry”. Why it is not called Pear Cider I’ll never know. The Pear in this Moscow Mule adds just enough to make one get excited about Moscow Mules all over again.

Perry’s Mule

Vodka, Pear Liqueur, Fresh Lime, Ginger Beer

It’s not a New York Sour and it’s not an Amaretto Sour, nor a Whiskey Sour….but when you mix them all together…it’s time for a little Sundance.

Sundance Sour

Bourbon, Amaretto, Angostura Bitters, Lemon Juice, with a float of Ruby Port

Inspired by a Rusty Nail and the fact that Irish Mist is downright delicious, the end result will have you disappearing back to the bar for another…

The Irish Goodbye

Scotch, Drambuie, Irish Mist

Inspired by the classic Clover Club. This drink is more than just Pretty in Pink. It has got just enough tart and the right amount of tang.

Sage and Clover

Gin, House-Made 3-Berry Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sage

When Mr. Santer invented the Revolver over a decade ago, his genius was pure inspiration.

Steam Punk Revolver

Rye Whiskey, Amaro, Crème de Cacao, Orange Bitters

While looking through the kitchen, I found enough fig jam to feed all of Sonoma. So come to get in line and get your “jam on”.

Sidecar Named Desire

Brandy, Orange Liqueur, House-Made Fig Jam, Lemon Juice, Rhubarb Bitters

Inspired by the “Breakfast Martini” all this needs is some toast made my Mr. Salvatore.

Marmalade Margarita

Tequila, Orange Liqueur, Orange Marmalade, Lime

Stop in and see us soon, and let us know which cocktail you look forward to trying!