The days keep getting longer and those dog days of summer are getting closer and closer — which means we’ll happily drink anything involving a refreshing squeeze of lime. And yet, somewhere between our gazillionth Dark and Stormy and umpteenth Negroni, we realized we could use a break from the usual parade of summer cocktails.
So, to inject some much-needed spring into our sipping routine, we turned to L.A.’s cocktail impresario, Pharmacie founder Talmadge Lowe. After years of hosting a private speakeasy, he now brings his act to various functions and events around the city. But, if you aren’t lucky enough to sashay into one of these enviable affairs, breathe easy: Lowe agreed to cut our cocktail doldrums and give us a private tasting by expertly whipping together three concoctions guaranteed to keep us all cool this summer. Click through for his easy, DIY recipes and get to shakin'.
Photographed by Phoebe Chuason