Jane Buckingham is letting "GMA" viewers in on the summer's best trends, including her picks for the summer's coolest cocktails. If you're throwing a backyard barbecue, or an evening cocktail party, stir up one of these recipes for your guests.
Courtesy of Icon Restaurant at the W Hotel -- The Court
1/4 cup pomegranate juice (we like to use Pom Wonderful)
2 ounces Bacardi Superior rum (can sub any light rum)
1½ tablespoons sugar (or simple syrup)
4 ounces club soda
cracked ice (or cubed)
6 sprigs fresh mint
In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except the mint, and shake well. Mull the mint in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Strain the pomegranate mixture into the glass with the mulled mint, stir well and serve.
Dolce's Grapefruit Martini
Courtesy of Dolce Enoteca e Ristorante, Los Angeles, Calif.
2 parts Hendrix gin (a cucumber-infused gin)*
1 part grapefruit juice
1/2 part (splash) of Cointreau
Shake gin and grapefruit juice (in a martini shaker) and pour in a cold martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
(*Vodka can be used for those who don't like gin, in which case you would garnish it with a slice of grapefruit.)