Summer’s here and it’s the ideal time to introduce refreshing, tantalizing cocktails to your friends and family as you host sophisticated garden parties, elegant receptions, chic dinners, and classy soirees. Numerous expensive cocktails abound. But with these superb recipes below, you can create your own exquisite concoctions that will rival some of the most costly blends. Summer Solstice Punch by Mount Gay RumEstablished in 1703 in Barbados, Mount Gay Rum is home to the world’s oldest commercial rum distillery. The purest filtered water, exceptional molasses, an exclusive strain of yeast, a selective aging process, and its blending of single and double distillates in copper pots passed down through the generations by master blenders, yields its bold, unforgettable flavor. Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum – 1 BottleFresh Lime Juice – 6 ozFresh Grapefruit Juice – 6 ozFalernum Syrup Liqueur – 12 ozAngostura Bitters – 12 dashesSoda Water – 12 ozDIRECTIONS – Add Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Falernum Syrup Liqueur, Angostura Bitters to a punch bowl. Add large format ice cubes. Finish with Soda Water. Garnish with Grapefruit Wheels, Lime Wheels, Bitters, and Mint.Blueberry Fields Forever by The Botanist GinCreated by Bruichladdich Distillery, The Botanist is an artisanal gin from the Scottish island of Islay. Its 22 hand-foraged botanicals, with flavors ranging from herbal and sweet to citrus and floral, masterfully blends with the nine customary gin aromatics.The Botanist Gin – 2ozFresh Lime Juice – .5ozFresh Blueberries – ¼ cupTonic Water – 2ozDIRECTIONS – Add The Botanist Gin, Fresh Lime Juice and Fresh Muddle Blueberries into a shaker. Gently muddle. Add ice and shake. Fine strain over ice into a Highball glass and top with Tonic Water. Garnish with Fresh Mint and Blueberries. Coconut Ginger Margarita by CointreauProduced in Saint-Barthélemy-d’Anjou, France, the orange-flavored triple sec liqueur, known as Cointreau, has inspired more than 350 internationally renowned premium cocktails creations. Cointreau – 1 ozBlanco Tequila – 1 ozFresh Lime Juice – 1 ozCoconut Water – 1 oz5-7 sliced Ginger CoinsDIRECTIONS: Add Cointreau, Blanco Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Coconut Water, and Ginger Coins into a cocktail shaker. Shake all ingredients and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with Lime Peel or Candied GingerFrosé Watermelon Granita by Santa MargheritaSince being founded by Count Gaetano Marzotto in 1935, the Santa Margherita name has been synonymous with excellence. Their distinctive, authentic, flavorful, and premium quality Italian wines are appreciated globally. 1 bottle Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé1-quart watermelon-rosemary sorbet2 cups diced, seedless watermelonDIRECTIONS – Purchase sorbet from a gourmet market or make your own. Spoon a scoop of sorbet into the bottom of a chilled glass and top with a tablespoon or so of the watermelon cubes. Pour the Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé over the sorbet and melon. Garnish with mint. Serve immediately with a silver spoon.Limoncello Mule by Brooklyn CraftedMade with 100% unfiltered, fresh ginger pieces and pure cane sugar, the refreshing Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer can be relished on its own with its extra spicy ginger kick or as a tantalizing cocktail mixer. 1 oz. Limoncello1 oz. vodkaBrooklyn Crafted Lemon-Lime Ginger BeerDIRECTIONS – Add all the ingredients together in a Julep cup, and garnish with a lemon wheel and a mint sprig.Black Velvet by GuinnessSince Arthur Guinness secured a 9,000-year lease on a brewery in Dublin, Ireland in 1759, the Guinness dark Irish dry stout, with its colorful flavor, has been a worldwide favorite in more than 50 countries. 1 part Guinness Extra Stout1 part ChampagneDIRECTIONS – Fill half of a flute with Champagne and top with Guinness Extra Stout.