Summer is around the corner and there is no better way to kick off the summer but with a nice fruity cocktail to spice up those hot days ahead of us. Summer is fun, the weather is nice, people are out, the beach is warm and people are just generally happier, and we all now why. I don’t know about you but summer cocktails are my favourite. I decided to compile a list of tasty cocktails to will spice up your summer.
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The Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup and served unmixed in a tall glass.
Main Alcohol: Tequila
Ingredients: 3 oz (6 parts) Orange juice, 1 1/2 oz (3 parts) Tequila, 1/2 oz (1 part) Grenadine syrup
Preparation:Pour the tequila and orange juice into glass over ice. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom. Do not stir. Garnish and serve.
Preparation:1 750-mL bottle rosé, chilled, 2 c. chopped strawberries, 1/4 c. vodka, 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice, ice.
In a blender, combine about half the bottle of rosé, 1 cup strawberries, half the vodka, and half the lemon juice. Add about 2 cups of ice and blend until slushy. If the mixture is too watery, add more ice and blend again.Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Standard Garnish: Serve immediately and garnish with fresh strawberries.
Preparation: 3 parts Prosecco; 2 parts Aperol; 1 part Soda Water,
On the rocks; poured over ice.
Standard Garnish: Orange Slice
RASPBERRY ROSE MARGARITAS
Main Alcohol: Tequilla
Preparation:2 scoops raspberry rose sorbet, generous, 2 cups ice, 4 oz silver tequila, juice of 2 limes, or more to taste, salt for the rim. In a blender combine all ingredients (aside from the salt) and blend. Rim glasses with lime and salt and pour margaritas.
Preparation: 1 passionfruit, half a lime sliced into 4 pieces, 1 tbsp agave syrup, 6 mint leaves, 25ml white rum, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup ice, Soda water, Additional passionfruit & mint for garnish, A strong blender.
Muddle together half of the fresh passion fruit (cut into quarters) in a glass with 4 pieces of lime, add the agave syrup, 6 mint leaves and 25ml of the rum of your choice.
Blend your strawberries and ice in the blender until you have a lovely pink slushy consistency then pop that into the glass too!
Top up the glass with soda water until it’s full then add on your garnishes.
Standard Garnish: 1 slice passion fruit and mint leaves.