What better way to sink your teeth into summer than with delicious and fruity a summer cocktail? Luckily I have got the best selection of summer cocktails to show you! Here are my favourites!
3 tablespoons grenadine
3 tablespoons Cointreau
2 tablespoons brandy
1 3/4 cups champagne
Raspberries, apples, or other seasonal fruit
Fill a small ice bucket halfway with ice. Pour grenadine, Cointreau, brandy, and champagne over ice. Stir gently, and ladle punch into 2 wide-mouthed stemmed glasses. Garnish punch with raspberries, apples, or any other fruit in season.
Pineapple and Mango Rum
2 1/2 small ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups), plus 1/2 mango cut into slices with skin, for garnish
4 ounces best-quality golden rum
4 cups fresh pineapple juice (from a 4 1/2-pound pineapple)
Fresh tropical fruit, such as dragon fruit and star fruit, for garnish
Puree mangoes, rum, and 1/2 cup water in a blender. Pour 2 ounces puree into each of six 12-ounce glasses. Fill glasses with ice, and top off with pineapple juice. Garnish with tropical fruit.
3 cups seeded watermelon, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups white vermouth
1 1/2 tablespoons superfine sugar
3 cups crushed ice
Edible pansies, for garnish
Place watermelon, vermouth, and sugar in a blender; process until watermelon has been liquefied, about 10 seconds. Add ice; process 3 seconds more. Garnish with pansies, and serve in chilled glasses.
3 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
1 1/2 cups plain or raspberry-flavored light rum
1 cups cassis or cranberry liqueur
0.33 cups fresh lime juice
Pomegranate seeds, frozen green grapes, or kiwi slices
Combine pomegranate juice, rum, cassis, and lime juice in a large pitcher. Cover and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours or up to 1 week ahead. Then, in a blender, combine 1 1/2 cups juice mixture and 1 cup ice cubes. Blend until slushy. Pour into large martini or wine glasses; garnish as desired. Repeat with remaining juice.
16 ounces limoncello (lemon-flavored liqueur)
12 ounces gin
8 ounces fresh lemon juice
24 paper–thin lemon slices
16 ounces chilled club soda
8 mint sprigs
In a pitcher, combine the limoncello, gin and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Press 3 thin lemon slices against the inside of each of 8 collins glasses. Add ice to the glasses. Stir the limoncello mixture and pour it into the glasses. Stir 2 ounces of club soda into each drink and garnish with a mint sprig.