Stay Cool Summer Cocktails

Summer is here in full blaze! Our team wants to help you keep cool, refreshed and happy with a few summer-appropriate cocktails. Just for giggles, we’ve also added Elmira Stove Works refrigerator options to really keep cool.

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails with Northstar Model 1950 Refrigerator in Pantone’s Rose Quartz

Pink Refrigerator


1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 3/4 cups blueberries
3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
1 1/4 cups silver tequila


In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the sugar and stir over moderate heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; let the sugar syrup cool.

In a blender, puree the watermelon until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the watermelon juice, pressing gently on the solids to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the pulp.

In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, lightly muddle the blueberries and mint. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

Pour the cocktail into tall ice-filled glasses. Garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

Sweet Tea Sangria with Antique Model 1896 Refrigerator in Black & Copper Trim

Black Refrigerator


1 750-ml. bottle white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
4 c. sweet tea
1/4 c. triple sec
2 c. sliced frozen peaches
2 c. raspberries
Fresh mint, for garnish


In a pitcher, combine wine, sweet tea, triple sec, frozen peaches and raspberries and stir until combined. Refrigerate until chilled.

Serve garnished with mint.

Orange-Ginger Margarita with Northstar Model 1958 Refrigerator in Yellow Orange

Orange Refrigerator


1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
10 oz. tequila
6 oz. ginger liqueur (like Domaine de Canton)
1 tsp. Grated Ginger
4 c. Ice
2 tbsp. kosher or margarita salt
Crystallized ginger, optional


Place frozen orange juice concentrate (reserve 1 tablespoon), tequila, ginger liqueur, ginger, and ice in a blender and mix until ice is crushed.

Place reserved tablespoon concentrate on a small plate and salt on another small plate. Dip rims of 4 glasses in concentrate and then in salt. Fill glasses, garnish with crystallized ginger if desired, and serve.

Elderflower-Wine Cocktail
with the Antique Model 1898 Refrigerator in Bisque & Copper Trim



1 bottle Fumé Blanc (such as Robert Mondavi Private Selection)
4 oz. elderflower liqueur
4 oz. vodka
Sprigs of fresh mint
Club Soda


In a large pitcher, combine first 3 ingredients and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

To serve, muddle a few mint leaves in each glass. Add ice, fill two-thirds with wine mixture, and top with club soda. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Strawberry Daiquiri Jell-O Shots with the Northstar Model 1950 Keg Refrigerator in Candy Red

Red Refrigerator


25 large strawberries
3 oz. box strawberry Jell-O
1 c. water
1 c. rum
Juice of 3 limes
Sugar, for rim


Slice off the tops and tips of strawberries (making sure to not create a hole in the bottom!) Using a small melon baller, gently scoop out inside of strawberry, creating a “shot glass.” Discard insides.

In a large bowl, whisk together Jell-O and boiling water until completely dissolved. Add rum and lime juice and whisk to combine.

Carefully pour Jell-O mixture into strawberries. Refrigerate until firm, 3 to 4 hours.

Dip tops of strawberries in sugar. Serve.

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