Name our July/August Cocktail for a Chance to Win Our Cocktail Book!

June 16, 2017 | By | Comments (91)

How to Enter (See full contest rules here.):

  1. Enter anytime from Jun 16 until August 10, 2017.
  2. Suggest a fun, creative, and evocative name for the recipe. Explain the name in a sentence or two in the comments below (50 words or less).
  3. The winning recipe name (and your name, if you wish) will be printed in an upcoming issue of Coastal Living, and the winner will receive a copy of Beach Cocktails!

Photo: Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

How to Make Our Cocktail of the Month

Combine 3 Tbsp. (1½ oz). gin, 3 Tbsp. (1½ oz). sweet vermouth, 2 Tbsp. simple syrup, 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon), 7 fresh raspberries, and 7 fresh strawberries in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously 30 seconds. Strain into an old-fashioned glass; top with crushed ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and fresh berries, if desired. Serve immediately. Serves 1.


  1. Sharon Byer

    Summer Seduction
    Good name because it is a refreshing summer drink and definitely seductive and irresistible!

    June 25, 2017 at 5:32 pm
  2. Michelle

    Make me blush! Enough of these gorgeous blush colored drinks will make me blush!

    June 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm
  3. Robin Winters

    Berry Island Breeze – Because it’s loaded with berries and makes me think of a breezy day on a beautiful island.

    June 27, 2017 at 2:30 am
  4. Gary Gough

    The name is “Juniper Berry Healthy” for obvious reasons! Great drink for the summer with refreshing gin and healthy fruit…making one right now! Gary Gough

    June 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm
  5. Renee eickholt

    Gin Berry Breeze

    A refreshing cocktail with a fresh berry gin twist.

    June 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  6. Bobi Beveridge

    Berry Nice
    Reminds me of all the fresh summer fruits, especially berries. Perfect for porch time relaxation watching a baseball game from my back yard beach bar. It truly is “Berry Nice”.

    June 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm
  7. Teresa McDavid

    Is this where I enter the Name the Cocktail for July/August?

    June 28, 2017 at 4:04 pm
  8. Teresa McDavid

    Strasberry Zinger — The light refreshing combo of strawberries and raspberries along with the zing of lemon make this cocktail a winning zinger!

    June 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm
  9. Rhonda Frels

    Gin and berry it!

    June 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm
  10. John Howard

    Nautical Wheeler

    June 30, 2017 at 4:36 pm
  11. Paula Moore

    Berry Splash

    June 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm
  12. Mary Ann Glowacki

    Lemon Berry Redfresher This refreshingly red drink contains both berries and lemon. Yum!!

    July 1, 2017 at 7:32 pm
  13. Kim McDermott

    Berry Sunburned. The color reminds me of that first summer burn of the season, and a couple of these may give you that same warm feeling.

    July 2, 2017 at 10:28 am
  14. Janet Green

    Simple Pleasure!! Who wouldn’t like a Simple Pleasure now and then?! This drink is simply cool, simply refreshing, and simple to make! Enjoy a Simple Pleasure today!!

    July 4, 2017 at 9:13 am
  15. Donna Galuardi

    Berried Treasure

    Ah summer! There is nothing better than a refreshing, fruity drink to top off the warmest season of the year. Whether you are relaxing poolside, dipping your toes in the ocean, or enjoying friends on your patio, this yummy drink is sure to put a smile on your face. Truly a treasure!!!

    July 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm
    • Teresa Knight

      Berry Manilow

      Looks like you could drink it at the Copa Cabana!

      July 24, 2017 at 11:10 am
  16. Cindy Fleming

    Berry Smooch….berries and sweet vermouth, berry smooch! Sounds like summer, a beach, a drink and a smooch!!
    PS…love Coastal Living!!

    July 4, 2017 at 3:28 pm
  17. Jacqueline Tomlinson

    Very Berry Thirsty – Sitting outside here in the 100* Houston heat my first thought at this gorgeous picture was, “wow, that makes me very berry thirsty!”

    July 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm
  18. Lynn Yaglowski

    Name this July drink: “Summer Crush” It’s Summer Time, Love is in the Air and you Too May have a “Summer Crush”. I hope I win thanks, Lynn

    July 6, 2017 at 9:24 am
  19. Januce Bonner

    Strawberry Sunset Beach

    Looks so resfreshing!

    July 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  20. Sara Riner

    Berry Beach Babe – It looks like a sassy cocktail to make at the beach for a girls’ weekend!

    July 10, 2017 at 3:37 pm
  21. Nereida Colon

    “Girl Crush” It’s a drink girls will love and be entertained with the crushed ice.

    July 12, 2017 at 6:57 pm
  22. Sandra Miller

    This drink should be named the “7 fresh cocktail” or “7 fresh tonic” to emphasize the freshness of the berries. Imagine a guest asking, “Where is my 7 Fresh?”

    July 14, 2017 at 9:28 am
  23. Patti Page

    “Cheery Jubilee” . What a jubilant way to make your summer cheery!

    July 15, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  24. Mindy Schmucker

    ” Berry me on the beach” This would be a great reception drink after a beautiful beach wedding!

    July 18, 2017 at 10:39 am
  25. Muffin Love

    “Berry Golightly” – a riff on Holly Golightly of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” fame. Fresh berries and just a touch of sweet will make you feel like you are sipping out of a Tiffany worthy glass.

    July 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  26. Teresa Knight

    Berry Manilow

    Looks like you could drink it at the Copa Cabana!

    July 24, 2017 at 11:04 am
  27. Teresa Knight

    Tutti Frutti Lady

    With it’s crown of fruit, I could not help to think of Carmen Miranda. So based on a movie that she was featured in….

    July 24, 2017 at 11:18 am
  28. Teresa Knight

    This may be grasping at straws (although they are umbrella straws), but I use to feed my babies Beechnut Tutti Frutti baby food (it was delicious). Probably not as popular with today’s organic moms—

    Beach Nut Tutti Frutti
    *itch Not Tuttie Frutti

    July 24, 2017 at 11:44 am
  29. Anna Newman

    Berry GIntle Lemonade – might not be gentle, but it is certainly GIN-tle!!!

    July 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  30. brian zweifel

    gin berrytini

    because it’s a gin martini with berrys

    August 1, 2017 at 8:23 am
  31. Nancy Nitsch

    Berry Lemon-tini would be a good name for this drink

    August 1, 2017 at 11:05 am
  32. Christina Chai

    Berry Fiery!
    The color reminds me of a fiery sunset in the summer. I bet it tastes “berry fiery” as well!

    August 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm
  33. Phyllis Nordberg

    Sippy Sippy Sunset – Put on your “sexy” and unwind from a sizzling summer day. Enjoy this cool blend of Berry, Berry gin-delicious. Ahhh!

    August 5, 2017 at 10:38 am
  34. Ronald John Carbone

    Berry Patch Daze. The first sip puts you in a temporarary daze. Then you start dreaming of childhood days picking berries.

    August 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  35. Jim thompson

    Bahama Sunrise- the drink reflects the rising sun colors as it mixes with clouds and the cool island breezes. The drink relaxes you as only hanging in a hammock on a island beach can achieve.

    August 8, 2017 at 11:57 am
  36. Jim thompson

    Summer Breeze- The mix of summer fruits while rocking on country porches while feeling the cool evening breezes.

    August 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  37. Patsy Day

    Name this drink/ July/August issue:

    (The dazzling colors of summer and a play on the word “day” because of the sweet vermouth.

    August 9, 2017 at 7:20 am
  38. Jim thompson

    The bloody zombie ! Just because it fits.

    August 9, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  39. Ritchey magee

    Summer Sunrise. A great way to start your warm summer day.

    August 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm
  40. Patsy Day

    Strawberry Dazzle- The dazzling colors of summer with the refreshing combination of strawberries, gin and vermouth!

    August 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

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