5 cocktails to try this SUMMER! 🍸🍉

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It's the time of year for Summer bbq's with family and Sunday picnics with your bestest gal pals. We've put together a list of 5 cocktails you need to try this

 

summer holiday period. So gather your girls and make a day of it; what's more fun than making cocktails on a summers day and then relaxing by the pool.

 

Check out our list below, screenshot and take to the shops to gather your ingredients! Happy cocktail making....

 

 

 

 

 

This light boozy lemonade is the perfect thing to serve at an outdoor soiree (or bbq if you aren't feeling fancy.)

 

The Recipe:

 

4 cups ginger beer

 

2 cups fresh lemon juice

 

1 bottle (750ml) rose wine, chilled

 

1 bottle (750ml) Cocchi Aperitivo Americano

 

10 dashes grapefruit bitters

 

Lemon wheels, for garnish

 

Assorted editable flowers, for garnish

 

 

Place an ice ring or 3 cups of ice cubes in a punch bowl. Add the ginger beer, lemon juice, rose, Cocchi Aperitive Americano and

 

grapefruit bitters, and stir together gently. Garnish with the lemon wheels and edible flowers, if using. Serve in rocks glasses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's essentially fruit salad in a glass, so you know it's good for you. Customize using whatever's in season at the time -

 

or whichever produce reminds you of the country you long to visit.

 

The Recipe:

 

45ml Pimms No. 1

 

14ml floral gin, such as Hendricks

 

14ml dry curacao

 

7ml fresh lemon juice

 

5 drops Star Anise Tincture

 

About 60ml ginger beer

 

thinly sliced cucumbers

 

mint sprigs and assorted fresh fruit and veggies, such as raspberries, currants and watermelon

 

radish, for garnish

 

 

Combine the Pimms, gin, curacao, lemon juice and star anise tincture (if using) in a wineglass and stir to blend. Top with ginger beer. garnish frivolously

 

with seasonal fresh fruit and sprigs of mint. Cucumber is a must! Sub in a splash of champagne or sparkling wine for the ginger beer to make a Pimm's Royale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh strawberries keep this drink from being too cloying, while rhubarb lends a bright colour.

 

The Recipe:

 

60ml Vodka

 

4 fresh strawberries

 

1 teaspoon of Rhubarb Puree

 

8ml lime juice

 

Dash of white balsamic

 

Dash of simple syrup

 

 

In a pint glass, muddle strawberries. Add rhubarb puree, lime juice, simple syrup and white balsamic. Pour all ingredients into a pint glass full of ice,

 

add vodka, gently shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with sliced rhubarb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pretty pink punch is made with refreshing coconut water, champagne, juice and fresh fruit. Talk about yummmmm on a warm, summers day!

 

 

The Recipe:

 

1 1/2 cups coconut water, flavoured or plain

 

1 cup+ champagne or white wine

 

1/2 cup orange juice

 

1/4 cup to 2+ cups of frozen or fresh fruit

 

splash grenadine

 

1 drop pink or red food colouring

 

 

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl or pitcher, stir to combine, chill in the fridge before serving. If you don't drink alcohol, you can use non-alcoholic

 

wine or champagne, white grape juice or simply omit and adjust proportions of other ingredients to taste. Note: You can use ice to water down if need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voted no 1 summer cocktail by Gourmet Traveller Magazine for 2019 - The Big Appleberry was created by famed bartender Dale DeGroff.

 

 

The Recipe:

 

3 blackberries

 

2 raspberries

 

2 large red seedless grapes

 

60ml cloudy apple juice

 

45ml cognac

 

10ml lemon juice, or to taste

 

1 tsp caster sugar

 

To serve: blackberries or raspeberries and apple slices

 

 

Crush berries and grapes with a muddler or wooden spoon in a cocktail shaker or bar glass. Add remaining ingredients, then half fill the shaker with ice,

 

shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with berries and apple slices and serve.

 

 

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