Summer Cocktail Hour

Summer in Australia is a great time of year. With long balmy days and an abundance of fresh seasonal produce, it’s the perfect time to entertain and treat your guests to delicious and refreshing cocktails. Ben Davidson, explore Drinks Curator has created refreshing summer drinks that taste great, are simple to mix and will have your guests coming back for more.

CUCUMBER & ELDERFLOWER COLLINS

cucumber-and-elderflower

GLASS:
Tall

INGREDIENTS:
45ml Tanqueray No. 10 Gin
20ml Fresh Lemon Juice
15ml Elderflower Cordial
90ml Soda Water
1x Thin Slice of Cucumber

METHOD:
Add all ingredients into a tall glass with ice and stir

GARNISH:
Mint sprig and a slice of cucumber

FRESH BERRY CAIPIROSKA

fresh-berry-caprioska

GLASS:
Large tumbler

INGREDIENTS:
45ml CÎROC Vodka
6 x Lime Wedges
1⁄2 cup Fresh Mixed Berries (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry),
20ml Sugar Syrup

METHOD:
Add ingredient into a cocktail shaker, muddle, shake with ice and then pour into a large tumbler or a glass of your choice

GARNISH:
Fresh berries and a lime wedge

TIP: Fresh is best but if you don’t have access to fresh berries, mixed frozen berries do work

CRAFTED PALOMA

crafted-paloma

GLASS:
Tall

INGREDIENTS:
45ml Don Julio Blanco Tequila
60ml Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
15ml Agave Syrup
75ml Soda Water

METHOD:
Add all ingredients into a tall glass with ice and stir

GARNISH:
Slice of pink grapefruit, lime wedge and sea salt rim

TIP: To make the sea salt stick to the glass, take half a lime, rub it on the edge of the rim and then roll the rim of the glass in the sea salt – voila!

PASSION FRUIT TOMMY’S MARGARITA

summer cocktail recipes

GLASS:
Large tumbler

INGREDIENTS:
45ml Don Julio Reposado Tequila
20ml Fresh Lime Juice
30ml Fresh Passion Fruit
15ml Agave Syrup

METHOD:
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and pour into glassware

GARNISH:
Half a passion fruit and lime wedge

TIP: Don’t have a cocktail shaker? A bottle with a lid or a mason jar will work just fine

HONEY GINGER MULE

summer cocktail recipes

GLASS:
Tall

INGREDIENTS:
45ml CÎROC Vodka
20ml Fresh Lime Juice
20ml Honey Water
90ml Ginger Beer

METHOD:
Add all ingredients into a tall glass with ice and stir

GARNISH:
Mint sprig and wedge of lime

BAE BEACH BREEZE

summer cocktail recipes

GLASS:
Tall

INGREDIENTS:
60ml Lillet Rosé Aperitif
30ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
45ml Cranberry Juice
10ml Strawberry Syrup
90ml Rosé Champagne or Sparkling

METHOD:
Add all ingredients into glassware with ice and then stir

GARNISH:
Sliced strawberry and cocktail umbrella

MANGO COLADA

summer cocktail recipes

GLASS:
Tall

INGREDIENTS:
45ml Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Rum
15ml Malibu
20ml Pineapple Juice
1x Fresh Mango Cheek
30ml Coconut Cream

METHOD: Add all ingredients into a blender with ice. Blend until all ingredients combined. The consistency should me like a 7/11 slushie. Once you’re happy with the texture pour into glassware

GARNISH:
Sliced mango cheek

TIP: Don’t feel darker spirits are just for winter. When mixed with the right ingredients, bourbon, whisky and dark rums can be just
 as refreshing

STONE FRUIT SOUR

summer cocktail recipes

GLASS: Large tumbler

INGREDIENTS:
45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Whisky
15ml Peach Liqueur
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
1⁄4 Fresh Peach
4x Fresh Cherries

METHOD: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, muddle, shake with ice and pour into a large tumbler

GARNISH: Peach and lemon wedge

A GOLDEN SUNRISE JULEP

summer cocktail recipes

GLASS:
Short glass

INGREDIENTS:
45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Whisky
15ml Grand Marnier Liqueur
45ml Fresh Orange Juice
1x Bunch of Fresh Mint

METHOD: Combine all ingredients in a glass and mix. Add crushed ice
GARNISH: Mint sprig

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