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. Eileen Wenger

    Splash Splash
    I chose this name because I can picture sitting at the beach near the water’s edge, or at the pool. Waves and people enjoying the water, splashing in the pool. Getting out and sitting in the sun sipping on this refreshing cocktail.

    June 17, 2017 at 8:03 am
  2. Jim Edwards

    Jim Edwards
    I choose this name because the ingredients start out like a martini but end up on the beach under a little umbrella with sweet and sour fruit.

    June 17, 2017 at 10:59 am
  3. Lois Keenan

    Divine Sunset
    Variation of “Red sky at night; sailor’s delight.”

    June 17, 2017 at 11:47 am
  4. Daniel Jamieson

    ” The Chuck Berry ”
    Named in honor of the late Chuck Berry, one of the great Rock & Roll pioneers. A couple of these lovely cocktails and you will Rock Around The Clock!

    June 17, 2017 at 1:11 pm
  5. Vicki Koepp

    Old saying : Red sky in the morning ,Sailors take warning; Red sky at night , SAILOR’S DELIGHT

    June 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm
  6. Glenda Fitzpatrick

    Blushing Berry Bomb
    One of these cocktails and you’ll be blushing, for sure. Two or more and you may be berry bombed as well.

    June 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm
  7. Pam Przygocki

    Sea breeze in my hair, toes in the sand, not a care in the world, sipping my cool CHILL-Laxing drink! Life is good!

    June 17, 2017 at 6:57 pm
  8. Karen

    Fire engine Gin!

    The color of this cocktail is so fabulously red, and vibrant! Just like a Fire engine. And, that it’s laced in yummy gin confirms this cocktail a hot commodity!

    June 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm
  9. Ann Macey

    Made with VERmouth and GIN and BERRIES!

    June 18, 2017 at 6:24 am
  10. Frances

    Sweet. Mary. Mother.

    I made it. I tasted it. I replied “Sweet Mary Mother of … that’s good!

    June 18, 2017 at 9:34 am
  11. Shawn Rossi

    Raspberry Strawberry Buckle (because the ingredients remind me of the sweet summer treat of the same name!)

    June 18, 2017 at 10:57 am
  12. Terry Crandall

    Gin I say wow! A play on the French phrase, Je ne sais quoi, a quality that cannot be described or named easily. This drink will have wishing you spoke French after the first sip.

    June 18, 2017 at 12:58 pm
  13. John guth

    Drink is called martini bliss. No better afternoon or dinner drink that makes a martini look so fresh and fruity. I bet you can’t drink just one!

    June 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm
  14. Christine Hancock

    Sassy Solstice…
    This drink sounds sassy and summery! I am definitely going to make one of these and enjoy it by the pool!

    June 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm
  15. Gina Celii

    Gina Celii Sweet Berry Spash because this coctail would make a “splash” at any summer pool party!!

    June 19, 2017 at 1:17 pm
  16. Kathy

    Ginberry BAM…. because Ginberry sounds really delicious and BAM is just a great word!

    June 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm
  17. Dina Ceraso

    Simply Vigor 321—As I read how to make this-shake vigorously, use simple sugar and the amounts – this drink reminds me of a robust ,healthy drink the definition of vigor along with simple sugar and a easy reminder on how to make the drink again

    June 19, 2017 at 4:23 pm
  18. Mary Johnson

    Berry Berry Breeze! With 2 kinds of berries, it’s simply a breeze to make!

    June 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm
  19. Teresa Knight

    Berried Treasure
    Looks like a gem to me!

    June 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm
  20. Tamara Ehler

    Sweet Mermaid Heart

    June 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm
  21. Tamara Ehler

    As soon as I viewed the picture, the strawberry reminded me of a heart. The sweetness of the drink reminded me of summer and the freshness of the ocean. Mermaids swim in the ocean, don’t they? ; )

    June 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  22. Carrie Gill

    Vergin Berry Hummer….with vermouth and gin and berries, the color reminds me of the ruby throated hummingbirds that visit our feeder each summer….

    June 19, 2017 at 7:23 pm
  23. Maria Anthony

    Berry Viper
    There is such a sweet “bite” to the drink!

    June 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm
  24. Mistie Dawn Winters

    Baya de Lim’on Cocktail

    It’s a tropical thing, and I guarantee you this little concoction will have you tasting all the distinct fruits.

    June 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm
  25. Ann Champlin Rieth

    Sweet Pink Bikini Martini

    It’s Pink, It’s Made with Gin & Sweet Vermouth, and It Looks Like it Belongs on the Beach!

    June 19, 2017 at 10:15 pm
  26. Peter Elman

    I chose RED BERRY GIN because that’s exactly what it is!

    June 19, 2017 at 11:12 pm
  27. Peter Elman

    Bloody Berry sounds good to me, it’s bloody red with berries. Why not?

    June 19, 2017 at 11:18 pm
  28. Kathy

    Razzberry Beret – In honor of Prince 🙂

    June 20, 2017 at 7:07 am
  29. Karen Berry

    Berried Treasure

    The perfect cocktail for the beachcomber on their favorite beach.

    June 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm
  30. Mary Eide

    the big ooh aah. named after our summer aquatennial fireworks in Minneapolis. It looks patriotic!

    June 20, 2017 at 6:54 pm
  31. Lana Jilek

    Summer Hummer
    This cocktail brings all the best of summer and maybe makes you feel like humming your favorite song!

    June 20, 2017 at 7:14 pm
  32. Laurie Kemhus

    Royal Rasputin
    The “Rasp” in Raspberry could be compared to the famous Rasputin who was known for his charisma. The berries will draw you to this drink. Strawberries are expected – raspberries are royal !!

    June 21, 2017 at 8:35 am
  33. Sheri Fauber

    Sweet Summer Delight

    June 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm
  34. Karen Heim

    Berry Crush-mas in July

    The red color, berries and crushed ice remind of Christmas in July in Florida. A festive time for sure!

    June 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm
  35. Kathleen R

    Beachy Beri-Tini

    Grab a lounge chair, Relax,
    You’re at the Shore.
    A Beri-Tini will surely help you restore.

    Some Berries, some Tini,
    It’s a sublime selection.
    Guaranteed a start to coastal perfection!

    June 21, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  36. Paula Stephens

    With the berries in the recipe and how delicious this cocktail looks it brings to mind the expression from back in the day..”IT’S THE BERRIES!”

    June 21, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  37. Jaimie Lafrano

    Strawberry Heartache or Strawberry Sweetheart
    As soon as I saw the picture of this drink, the strawberry garnish reminded me of a heart This drink could be just the cure for a broken heart and the catalyst for new love, so instead of strawberry shortcake — Strawberry Heartache or Strawberry Sweetheart..

    June 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm
  38. Teresa Floyd

    Name Crimson Berry Tide

    Sit on the beach and watch the tide roll in drinking a refreshing Crimson Berry Tide cocktail !

    June 22, 2017 at 5:26 pm
  39. Doug

    SUMMER 24/7 The lemon represents the sun, the red reminds us of the heat of summer that we all love! 24 is the sum of the parts of the ingredients and 7 is for the berries, and its chilled, like we all are in summertime!

    June 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm
  40. Berried À La Vie

    This life-giving, refreshing berry-themed cocktail is the perfect summer accessory for any coast-dweller amid sweltering seaside heatwaves.

    June 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm
  41. Holly Sinclair

    Summer Crush
    The summer berries, crushed ice and heart shape of the skewered strawberry just popped the name into my head. Sweet and refreshing, like a summer romance, it won’t last long.

    June 23, 2017 at 1:21 am
  42. Carol Davis

    Berrrrrrry n’ice!

    I chose this name as a play on “Verrrrry nice!” which is what I would say after a big sip of it.

    June 23, 2017 at 9:39 am
  43. Walker Davis

    Gin-tly fruity

    The ingredients are mentioned in the name, as well as being a name that sparks a bit of curiosity.

    June 23, 2017 at 9:41 am
  44. Diane Pitt

    What better way to celebrate a summer’s day or evening than with this cool “hot pink” cocktail aptly named the Razzle Dazzle Berry! Cheers!!!

    June 23, 2017 at 11:51 am
  45. Kathy Godman

    Kathy Godman
    Bali berry sunburst
    Reminded me of the beautiful red sunsets we experienced in Bali so many times.

    June 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  46. Laura Metzler

    Berry me?! Reminds me of happiness, like on a day of engagement when life is grand.

    June 23, 2017 at 6:34 pm
  47. molly emiliani

    How do I submit my name for this drink? Can’t seem to figure it out….

    June 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm
  48. molly emiliani

    Sweet Spot……
    A nice combination of sweet fruits and summer sunset colors

    June 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm
  49. Trudy

    “Berry Refreshing”. After a hot day at the beach, or a day of seaside shopping…how nice to come home to this berry-licious cool drink. Yum!

    June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm
  50. Shannon Rayfield Lanier

    Berry Gin-tle Breeze!

    This is the perfect drink to cool down with–like a very gentle breeze that sweeps from the sea.

    Shannon Lanier

    June 24, 2017 at 1:39 pm

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