Top 3 Summer Cocktail Recipes

When the summer sun is shining there is one thing that the mind craves; a cocktail. The great part about a cocktail is that there is not much complexity involved in getting the beverage prepared and even the simplest of kitchen ingredients can make for a wonderful and refreshing drink. However, it is equally true that the distinct flavour of some herbs offer a great value addition. So, here are the top 3 summer cocktail recipes we can all raise a glass to.

Traditional Gin and Tonic

  • Gin 1.5 oz
  • Tonic water
  • Ice
  • Lime peel
  • Juniper berries 3

Take a large glass and fill it up with the gin and ice cubes. Just add in the washed juniper berries and put in a twist of lime peel. After this, top up with as much tonic water as you like and let the ingredients all mix for about half a minute. Enjoy this traditional British drink which never ceases to be surprisingly refreshing.

Steeped Margarita

  • Tequila 350 mld
  • Water 1 litre
  • Limeade concentrate ½ teaspoon
  • Orange flavoured liqueur 125 ml
  • Whole lime 1, cut into wedges

Mix in tequila, limeade and the orange flavoured liqueur into the water. Pour this mix into a freezer-safe container, stir to mix and close the lid. Keep it in the freezer for about 24 hours to get a slushy liquid. Pour this into glasses, garnish with a wedge of lime and serve.

Bourbon Strawberry

  • Bourbon 2 oz.
  • Fresh strawberries 2, hulled and cut into quarters
  • Honey syrup ½ oz.
  • Ginger syrup ¾ oz.
  • Fresh lemon juice ¾ oz.
  • Rhubarb bitter 2 dashes
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes

To prepare the honey syrup, mix in equal quantities of honey and water. Pour this into a shaker, add in the strawberries and muddle. Add in all other ingredients leaving out the club soda; shake after adding ice. Strain the liquid into a highball glass filled with ice. Pour in the club soda to top up and garnish with a sprig of mint and a few slices of fresh strawberry.

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