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Salt Creek Grille mixologists create refreshing summer cocktails

Blackberry Gin Fizz from Princeton mixologists
Blackberry Gin Fizz from Princeton mixologists
Salt Creek Grille

Summer has begun to sizzle, which means it’s time to think about cool refreshing cocktails to sip over a leisurely late afternoon as you watch the sun set. The talented mixologists at Salt Creek Grille in Rumson and Princeton have created cleverly delicious and invigorating drinks for the amateur mixologist in your home.
In the cocktail lounge at Salt Creek Grille, Rumson, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Navesink River while resuscitating your energy with an invigorating cocktail full of flavor. Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Road, Rumson.

Cucumber Watermelon Cocktail is delicious and nutritious
Salt Creek Grille

Cucumber Watermelon Cocktail

  • 2 oz. cucumber vodka
  • ½ oz. triple sec
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. mint simple syrup*
  • 1.5 oz. freshly made watermelon puree

Shake all ingredients with crushed ice and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with sprig of mint.

Navesink Tea

  • 3 oz. sweet tea vodka
  • ½ oz. triple sec
  • 4 oz. lemonade
  • ½ oz. simple syrup*
  • Blackberries
  • Mint

Muddle blackberries, simple syrup and mint together.
Add ice cubes to chill and strain into a wine glass

*Note: Simple syrup is made with 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. The syrup can be refrigerated in a glass jar for up to one month.

Summertime in the country might find you picking fresh peaches, blackberries or pears. What better way to end a fun day picking fresh fruit than pausing for a refreshing cocktail at Salt Creek Grille, Princeton, Princeton Forrestal Village, One Rockingham Row, Princeton.

Blackberry Gin Fizz

  • 1.5 oz. Tanqueray Gin
  • 1/2 oz. Blackberry Brandy
  • Splash of fresh lemon juice
  • Splash of simple syrup (See directions above)


  1. Pour the gin, brandy, syrup and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.
  4. Top with a splash of Zardetto Prosecco

Strawberry-Infused Caipirinha

  1. Muddle strawberry and lime together with sugar.
  2. Add 2 oz. Velho Barreiro Cachaca and a splash of Club Soda.
  3. Pour into an on-the-rocks glass with ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with a wheel of lime.

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