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Beat The Heat: 7 Refreshing Summer Cocktails For You To Sip This Weekend

Beat The Heat: 7 Refreshing Summer Cocktails For You To Sip This Weekend

The season of the sun has finally arrived. There’s nothing more rejuvenating than to sip on a refreshing cocktail at the end of a sunny day. With that in mind, we bring you some step-by-step fresh cocktail recipes, so sit back and chill with a glass of cocktail – because these recipes are so short and quick that you will already have made one by the time you finish reading this article! 

So, without wasting any more moments, let’s get going! 

1. The Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Although not-so-popular when first introduced in the 1970s, the Cosmopolitan Cocktail got its groove in the US after TV show Sex And The City made it a household name. 

Ingredients: 

  • 45 ml vodka
  • 45 ml Cointreau/Triple Sec
  • 20 ml – 45 ml cranberry juice
  • 15 ml fresh lime juice 
  • An orange zest (for flaming & garnishing)

Method: 

  • Add all the above mentioned ingredients in your cocktail shaker. 
  • Shake, shake, shake – shake all the way!
  • Strain and pour the cocktail into a martini glass (or any glass you like!). 
  • Flame the orange zest, twist it, and place it inside the glass as a garnish. 
  • Sit back and enjoy your cocktail! 

2. Lime Cordial Vodka Gimlet

Gin Gimlet is a classic cocktail drink and is loved by anyone who loves an excellent chilled sip from a martini glass. Lime Cordial Vodka Gimlet makes use of vodka in the place of a gin, and the fragrant lime cordial adds surprising zest at the end of a sip. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1-part lime cordial
  • 2-parts vodka
  • Some ice cubes
  • Lime twist for garnish

Method: 

  • Add some ice cubes in your cocktail shaker. 
  • Add lime cordial and vodka to it. 
  • Shake the cocktail shaker well (to the point that it’s almost rhythmic in sound). 
  • Strain the cocktail through a fine strainer and pour into a glass. 
  • Add a twisted lime peel on top of your cocktail glass as a garnish. 
  • Sit back and relish the sip! 

3. The Floradora Cocktail

A homage to the Casino Theatre’s Musical titled Floradora, the cocktail of the same name originated in Waldorf-Astoria. With a hint of ginger ale and raspberry, this gin-based drink will take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride. 

Ingredients: 

  • 60 ml gin 
  • 22.5 ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml raspberry syrup 
  • 15 ml ginger syrup 
  • Some ice cubes
  • A dash of soda
  • A lime slice for garnishing 
  • An orange slice for garnishing
  • A raspberry for garnishing 

Method: 

  • Add the gin, fresh lime juice, raspberry syrup, ginger syrup and some ice cubes in your cocktail shaker. 
  • Shake it, but not too much (since we need to add a dash of soda later on!). 
  • Strain and pour into a glass of your choice. 
  • Add a dash of soda. 
  • Garnish with a lime slice, an orange slice and a raspberry on top. 
  • Sip on the cocktail and relax! 

4. Gin Bramble 

Ah, the classic bramble! Gin, sugar, and vodka come together in this summer cocktail to give you a refreshing drink. Once a splash of blackberry liqueur is added to it, the sip dances on your tongue with the right amount of sweetness and sourness. 

Ingredients: 

  • 45 ml gin
  • 22.5 ml Creme de Mure (blackberry liqueur)
  • 22.5 ml fresh lime juice
  • 22.5 ml sugar syrup
  • Some ice cubes
  • Lime twist for garnishing

Method: 

  • In your cocktail shaker, add gin, fresh lime juice and sugar syrup. 
  • Fill a glass of your choice with ice cubes. 
  • Strain and pour the cocktail from the shaker into your glass. 
  • Add the blackberry liqueur and let it rest for a few seconds. 
  • Garnish with a lime twist. 
  • Sip on this refreshing summer cocktail and enjoy! 

5. Dark and Stormy 

The Dark and Stormy cocktail, as the name suggests, is dark and stormy indeed! Gosling’s Black Seal dark rum mixes with ginger beer and aromatic bitters to give you a potent summer cocktail like never before! 

Ingredients: 

  • 60 ml Gosling’s Black Seal dark rum 
  • Ginger beer to taste
  • A couple dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Some ice cubes
  • Lime wedge for garnishing

Method: 

  • Fill your cocktail glass with ice. 
  • Add the ginger beet and the bitters. 
  • Add Gosling’s Black Seal dark rum for the final touch. 
  • Garnish the cocktail with a lime wedge. 
  • Sit back, sip on the cocktail, and let it enchant your taste buds.  

6. Sex On The Beach 

Summers and beaches go hand-in-hand. So, when it’s summertime, it’s time to hit the beach, even when you are making a cocktail! It’s sweet due to the peach liqueur and tart due to the cranberry juice – but it’s perfect due to this combination. 

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml vodka
  • 15 ml peach liqueur 
  • 45 ml fresh cranberry juice 
  • 45 ml fresh orange juice
  • Some ice cubes
  • Orange slice for garnishing 
  • Cherry for garnishing

Method: 

  • Fill a glass of your choice with ice. 
  • Add the peach liqueur, fresh orange juice and fresh cranberry juice. 
  • Garnish with a skewered orange slice and a cherry on top. 
  •  It’s done! Enjoy the summertime cocktail! 

7. Fruit Tingle 

Another refreshing, delicious cocktail that can make your taste buds tingle with the sweetness of blue curacao, and the tartness of raspberry syrup. It’s all about sitting back and enjoying the moment with a glass of this summer cocktail. 

Ingredients: 

  • 45 ml vodka
  • 15 ml blue curacao
  • A dash of lemonade
  • 15 ml raspberry cordial 
  • Some ice cubes
  • Pineapple wedge (or a fruit of your choice) for garnishing

Method:

  • Fill a glass of your choice with ice. 
  • Add the vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade. 
  • Add the raspberry cordial for the final touch. 
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge (or any fruit of your choice). 
  • Enjoy your drink! 

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