June 25, 2016

With the weekend just around the corner, it’s time to mix it up with this very handy selection of our favourite summer cocktails.

1. Island Breeze

A Vodka cocktail mixed with pineapple and cranberry it has the perfect amount of sweet and tart flavour. Garnish it with a cherry and pineapple to get a gorgeous cocktail ready for a party.

Ingredients: 1-2 ounces of Vodka, 6 ounces of pineapple juice, pineapple and maraschino cherry for garnish.

Pour all ingredients over ice and enjoy

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2. Negroni

For the uninitiated this would be a bitter cocktail. But for those who have ridden the wave this is the drink to have; for it is one of the tastiest cocktail around.

Ingredients: 25 ml Gin, 25 ml Sweet Red Vermouth, 25 ml Campari, Orange Peel

Take a rock glass and pop as many ice cubes you’d like to add. Add a measure each of Gin, Sweet Vermouth and Campari. Stir lightly. Add a big wedge of orange for garnish. The lingering flavour makes the mix taste divine.

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3. Strawberry Daiquiri

A perfect drink for the ones on the try. Sweet and easy to drink it’s a great way to introduce yourself to the cocktail world.

Ingredients: 37 `1/2 ml Bacardi Rum, 12 1/2 ml Strawberry Liqueur, 25 ml Lime Juice, 12 1/2 ml Sugar Syrup, 1 Strawberry

Add all ingredients into a Boston Shaker and fill with ice. Shake for about 15 seconds and then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

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4. Baja Gold

Beat the heat this summer with a refreshing chill of a tall glass of Baja Gold.

Ingredients: 50 ml Tequila, 12 1/2 ml Triple Sec, 50 ml Pineapple Juice, 12 1/2 ml Lime Juice, 12 1/2 ml Simple Syrup, Lime Wedge

Chill a martini glass with ice and soda water. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Fill up the mixing glass with cubed ice. Shake hard for 10 seconds. Double strain mixture into chilled martini glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

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5. Seasonal Breeze

Simple and super easy, one of the most popular cocktails for a lazy summer day.

Ingredients: 2 shots Vodka, 3 shots Cranberry Juice, 2 shots Apple Juice

Add all the ingredients over lots of ice in a Collins glass, stir with bar spoon and garnish with a freshly cut apple slice.

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