5 Summer Cocktails Using New Mexico Ingredients

Shake up your summer with cocktails made with New Mexico ingredients. Whether you’re feeling all dark and stormy or ready for sunny skies, you’ll find inspired sipping. Cheers!

Summer Cocktails Using New Mexico Ingredients

Pink Pony Club, Prickly Pear Cocktail

A glass of dark Pink Pony Club cocktail sits on a table with lemon slices in it on a white marble table top. A glass of dark purple prickly pear syrup sits in the background.

Join the club and mix yourself a Pink Pony Club cocktail. A dash of Prickly Foods Prickly Pear Syrup gives it that rosy hue, along with help from Aperol and a hint of Lillet rosé. Then just sit back and soak up the sunset. Actual pony, pink or otherwise, sold separately.

Hatched (Spicy) Bloody Mary Cocktail

A red bloody mary cocktail with a radish sticking out of the top of the glass with the various ingredients in the background.

Don’t get us wrong: we love a classic Bloody Mary as much as the next person. But give it a big kiss of NM spice and now you’re talking. And because more is more, we’ve used Teller Hatch Green Chile Vodka and Hatch Green Chile Bloody Mary Mix. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Mind and Body Cocktail

A tall collins glass holds a Min and Body summer cocktail recipe in a sunset gradient with a sprig of mint garnish and various strawberries and limes covering the table in front of the glass.

This most enlightened cocktail promises zen-like calm. It should at least help melt away the stresses of the day. It’s a spirited blend of fruit, with a hit of As Above, So Below Ritual Vodka and a healthy dose of New Mexico Ferments Apricot & Mint Kombucha. Just the ticket for happy mind and body.

Dark Necessities Cocktail

Two cocktail glasses hold a mole chocolate cocktail on a wood table with powdered chocolate surrounding them.

Embrace the dark side with this masterful mix of Vara Fine Spanish Brandy and Eldora Mole Drinking Chocolate with smokiness courtesy of chipotle bitters. Perfect sipping when you’re sitting around a campfire. For munching, toasted marshmallows wouldn’t go amiss.

Piñon Noir

A small cocktail glass holds an orange, adult cola cocktail with a coffee bean garnish sits on a table with a bottle of Zia Pinon Cola in the background.

A very adult cola drink thanks to Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey, St. George Chicory Coffee Liqueur, and a splash of bubbly Zia Piñon Cola. An imminently quaffable cocktail that sings of the Southwest.

Must Have New Mexico Ingredients

Stock up on New Mexico spirits and mixers to make your summer cocktails sing. Here’s a list of the ingredients you’ll need to make mixologist Andrea Duran’s cocktails and to come up with your own spirited creations.

Spirits

505 Spirits Orange You Glad to See Me

505 Spirits El Bombón 505 Cacao Liqueur

As Above So Below Ritual Vodka

Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Single Malt

Santa Fe Spirits Atapiño Liqueur

Teller Hatch Green Chile Vodka

VARA Estrella Blanca Rum

VARA Fine Spanish Brandy

Mixers

Bluefly Rosemary Soda and Tulsi Soda

Eldora Mole Drinking Chocolate Powder

Hatch Green Chile Bloody Mary Mix

Los Poblanos Spicy Cocktail Rimming Salt

New Mexico Ferments Apricot & Mint Kombucha

The Pickle House Beet Kvas

Prickly Foods Prickly Pear Syrup

Taos Honey Co.

Zia Piñon Cola and Root Beer

Recipes by Andrea Duran / Story by Julia Platt Leonard / Styling by Anna Franklin / Photography by Dave Bryce

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