Make It Your Own Summer of 75 Cocktail Everclear Featured Recipe

Prep: 10 minutes.

Yield: 1 serving

Fruity. Flowery. Bubbly.

Whether you choose vodka or gin, you can’t go wrong when mixing it with hibiscus liqueur, sparkling wine and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Sure, this cocktail skews a bit feminine, but it’s downright tasty. Guys, close the blinds and lock the doors if you must, but we know you’ll be secretly sipping on this one as well.

Summer of 75 Cocktail Ingredients

Prep: 10 minutes.

Yield: 1 serving

Summer of '75

1 ½ oz. Gin or vodka
1 oz. Hibiscus liqueur
¾ oz. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about half a large lemon) Sparkling wine


  1. Combine gin/vodka, hibiscus liqueur and lemon juice in shaker full of ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Top off with sparkling wine.
  5. Garnish with hibiscus flower (optional)

How to Make Your Own Summer of 75 Cocktail

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Ted Kilgore

Make It Your Own’s in-house mixologist, Ted Kilgore, is a 17-year veteran of the bar and spirits world. Passing the B.A.R. with BAR Ready certification in 2007, he is now proprietor and Beverage Director at Planter’s House in St. Louis.

Caution: Do not apply to open flame. Keep away from fire, heat and open flame. Contents may ignite or explode. Do not consume in excessive quantities. Not intended for consumption unless mixed with non-alcoholic beverage.