Set the Mood
Cool Down with Summer-Themed Spirits & Seasonal Bar Styling Tips
Parked poolside or sprawled in the sand, nothing says summer quite like a cooling cocktail. Seasonal ingredients and a thoughtfully-styled bar table can upgrade summer gatherings in a flash. Read on for Four Hands Experiential Marketing Lead and resident mixologist Mallory’s perfect warm-weather concoction for summer’s dog days, the Coconut Kick.
THE COCONUT KICK
1 oz. Coconut Milk
1 oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
1 ½ oz. Flor de Cana Rum
½ oz. Spicy Ancho Reyes Liqueur
1-2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1 ½ oz. Fresh Lime
In a large shaker, combine rum, pineapple juice, liqueur and fresh lime, and shake until frothy. Pour over ice.
Top with coconut milk and bitters. Garnish with edible flowers and/or wedge or fresh lime.
Our Brand Stylist, Hilary, opted for our Lily Console Table in lieu of the traditional bar cart, letting its polished white marble set a clean slate for her summer-skewed styling. Drawing décor inspiration from the cocktail itself, Hilary selected seasonal produce like fresh pineapple and edible flowers, for that extra dash of authenticity.
“Let your cocktail’s ingredients inspire your styling.”
- Hilary Aiken, Brand Stylist
“When it comes to bar styling,” says Hilary, “Stick with the basics.” Keep needed ingredients on-hand and cart away the rest, she suggests, for a festive, purposeful look with less clutter.
“Edible flowers add a fun pop of color into the mix.”