15 Summer Cocktails Recipes from Breckenridge Distillery

Celebrate the summer sun with these refreshing cocktails from the Breckenridge Distillery. Whether you are BBQing in your backyard, throwing a summer party, or kicking your feet up around the pool, these 15 easy-to-make cocktails are sure to keep you cool this summer. In Breckenridge this summer? Stop by the Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant to soak up the Colorado sun with a hand-crafted cocktail.

Make these 15 summer cocktails from Liquid Chef Billie Keithley at home (we’ve added some Mocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, at the bottom…YUM). Get your favorite Breckenridge spirits delivered to your door.


A must-try elixir. Healthy & vibrant made with a Breckenridge Bourbon brown butter wash, fresh carrot juice, apple, honey & citrus.

What’s Up Doc

1 1/2 oz Breckenridge Bourbon (Buy Now)
2 1/4 oz fresh carrot juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz apple/honey simple syrup
A pinch of carrot powder

Shake all ingredients with ice. Serve on the rocks.

Garnish: candied carrot ribbon & dried Chrysanthemum


To the bounty hunters out there, this will be sure to cool you off. A Bright & refreshing patio pounder. Fresh blueberries, a hint of maple & peppercorn topped with Rocky Mountain effervescence.

Bubbles, Blueberries Boba Fett

1-1/2 oz Breckenridge Vodka (Buy Now)
1 oz blueberry/maple/peppercorn shrub*
1/2 oz lime juice
Top with soda

Shake first three ingredients with ice. Strain over ice top with soda.

Garnish: blueberries

*Blueberry/maple/peppercorn shrub: 8 oz blueberries,8 oz water, 8 oz sugar,2 oz cider vinegar,2 oz maple syrup, 1 bar spoon peppercorn. Muddle blueberries & peppercorn in a saucepan. Over med heat add water, cider vinegar, maple syrup and sugar. Stir until dissolved.


Our Breckenridge White Rum is the centerpiece for a refreshing & effervescent honeydew Mojito. Sit back, relax & enjoy this bluebird sky & this sunshine sipper.

Dewd…Where’s My Mojito

2 oz Breckenridge White Rum
3 oz Honeydew melon shrub*
1/2 oz lime juice
1/4 oz mint tea
11 mint leaves muddled

Shake all ingredients with ice. Double strain over ice. Top with soda.

Garnish: mint bouquet

*Melon shrub: Blend a medium-sized honeydew with 4 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar. Strain.


Sip, savor & celebrate this sumptuous tradition dated back to the 13th century.  Breckenridge Spiced Rum, a touch of Breckenridge Espresso Vodka, coconut, fresh strawberries, almonds and cinnamon, then smoked with strawberry wood.

Barrel-Smoked Strawberry Horchata

2 oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum (Buy Now)
4-1/2 oz Horchata mix*
Bar Spoon lime juice

Shake ingredients with ice.

Garnish: freshly grated cinnamon and freeze-dried strawberry.

*Horchata mix: add 8 cups rice and 30 oz water, steep, blend & strain. 13 oz cream of coconut, 10 strawberries, 1 oz cinnamon simple, 1/2 oz vanilla bean paste, 8 oz rice water, blend together and strain.


This cocktail comes from our deep passion of whiskey and our love for fresh, seasonal fruits. PS, have you ever seen what a passion fruit looks like? No pretty, but they sure are tasty, especially paired with our Breck Bourbon and orange flower water.

Pure. Whiskey. Passion.

2oz Breckenridge Bourbon (Buy Now)
2oz apple liqueur
1-1/2oz passion fruit juice
1-1/4oz lemon juice
2 drops orange flower water

Shake top 5 ingredients with ice. Serve up.

Garnish: dehydrated passion fruit slice


This cocktail is what summer has waiting for. It has beach vibes written all over it. Featuring our Spiced Rum, cream of coconut and double strength green tea, this cocktail will give you just the boost you need on those hot afternoons.

Vacay Vibes

2oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum (Buy Now)
2oz cream of coconut
2oz double strength green tea
1oz pineapple juice
Pinch of green matcha tea

Shake top 5 ingredients with ice. Strain over crushed ice.

Garnish: mint and favorite tiki imaginations


A whole bunch of monkey business in this summer elixir. Breckenridge Bourbon, banana, in-house allspice dram, lime, mint & vintage goodness. You and your guest will go love this fun cocktail.

Swanky Banana Swizzle

2oz Breckenridge Bourbon (Buy Now)
1oz banana simple syrup*
1/2oz allspice dram
1/2oz lime juice
4 dashes Angostura Bitters
6 mint leaves

Garnish: mint sprig

*Banana Simple Syrup: muddle mint, banana syrup, lime and dram. Add half a glass of crushed ice and swizzle with swizzle stick or bar spoon. Add more crushed ice and bourbon. Swizzle, top with crushed ice & bitters.


Drinks as fresh as you’ll find at the farmers market, now served at the Breckenridge Distillery! A fresh fruit libation made with Breckenridge Bourbon, blackberries, Teakoe Signature Black Tea, Orgeat, and citrus.

1-1/2oz Breckenridge Bourbon (Buy Now)
1oz Teakoe black tea
1oz in-house Orgeat
1/2oz lemon juice
4-5 blackberries

Garnish: blackberries, a sprig of mint and powdered sugar. Double rocks or pebble ice


A clearly eye-catching cocktail to quench one’s thirst. Breckenridge Vodka, butterfly pea flower syrup, citrus and a pinch of Himalayan sea salt. You don’t have to take our word for it, but color changing magic will appear before your eyes at the twist of the straw.

Flutterby Potion

1-1/2oz Breckenridge Vodka (Buy Now)
1-1/2oz butterfly pea flower/Himalayan sea salt syrup*
1-1/2oz fresh lemon juice

Garnish: edible butterfly

Pour first 2 ingredients in a 10oz Collins.
Add crushed or pebble ice.
Top with lemon juice.

* Butterfly pea flower syrup. Over medium heat, add 4 cups water, 1oz dried butterfly pea flowers, stir and let the color turn blue. Strain out the flowers, add 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt, 2 cups sugar. Stir until dissolved.


Breckenridge Spiced Whiskey complements this coconut elixir with turmeric, pear and a touch of nut. Close your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical beach sipping straight out of the coconut!

Cuckoo Coconut

2oz Breckenridge Spiced Whiskey (Buy Now)
1-1/2oz cream of coconut
1-1/2oz almond milk
1oz pear juice
1oz Orgeat
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric

Shake 6 ingredients with ice. Serve over crushed or pebble ice.

Garnish: cinnamon stick


In the 19th century, the Julep became the World’s most talked about mixed cocktail. This tantalizing tipple officially became the drink of the Kentucky Derby in 1938. Breckenridge Distillers 105 Proof Bourbon, Teakoe Kodiak Mountain Mint Tea, white/dark sugars and a mint sprig.

1-1/2oz Breckenridge High Proof (Buy Now)
3/4oz mint tea syrup
Crushed ice

Garnish: mint sprig and powdered sugar


This isn’t your grandmother’s tea! A cocktail you’ll crave. Breckenridge Spiced Rum, Teakoe Front Porch Peach tea, Tim Burton’s Breckenridge Bourbon Maple Syrup, ginger beer, dijon, peppered maple bacon garnish and a lime wedge. Like any recipe with bacon involved, you won’t be able to have just one.

Tea Time Mule

1-1/2oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum (Buy Now)
1oz Teakoe Peach tea
1/2oz Tim Burtons Maple Syrup
Top with ginger beer. Squeeze quarter lime

Garnish: Clothesline Bacon (Dijon, maple, & pepper)


Havana, Cuba is said to be the birthplace of the Mojito. This classic island refresher is made with Breckenridge White Rum (only available at the BDR Bar), mint, lime, and sugar.

2oz Breckenridge Spiced Rum (Buy Now)
1oz lime juice
1oz raw simple
12 mint leaves
6 raspberries
Top with soda

Garnish: mint sprig, add berries for garnish


Pony Show

1/2oz cinnamon simple syrup
1/2oz lime juice
1oz apple juice
Top with ginger beer


2oz water
1-1/2oz cranberry juice
1/2oz lime juice
1/2oz fresh orange juice

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain and serve up.

Garnish: lime twist

The Gambler

2-1/2oz Teakoe Mint Tea
1/4oz sugar
Splash of soda water

Pour tea and sugar over crushed ice. Top with soda water.

Garnish: powder sugar and a mint sprig

Visit us at the Breckenridge Distillery for summer sippers on the patio. Cheers to summer in The Rockies!


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