The perfect summer cocktail is one that’s both refreshing and easy to make. We asked Allen Katz, advisor and Director of Mixology & Spirits Education for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York, for one of his favorite warm-weather recipes. His Bitter Lemon Cooler won’t disappoint.

Bitter Lemon Cooler
Contributed by Allen Katz

1.5 oz Dry vermouth
1 oz Gin
.25 oz Natural grenadine
.25 oz Fresh lemon juice
Bitter lemon soda or lemon-flavored club soda
Garnish: Lemon wheel
Glass: Collins

Add all the ingredients except the soda to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with bitter lemon soda or lemon-flavored club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel.