We’ve pulled together 6 Top Cocktails for the summer recipes from real people to knock up at home in the sunshine. If you don’t have all the ingredients, take a nod from top mixologists who substitute with whatever else they have. These would even be a fantastic way to start a bar in Florida where you would need a liquor licence. These licences can be acquired from Liquor Licence Auctioneers.
The Garden Sour
Cocktail ingredients: 1.5 Gin, 0.75 Elderflower Liqueur, 2 oz Pineapple Juice, 1 oz Lemon Juice (juice of 1 lemon appx), 0.75 oz Grenadine, 1 Egg White, 2 dashes lavender bitters.
Method: “In the last days of spring, we bring you this fantastic sipper. The Garden Sour. This drink is very loosely based on an Aviation, but in place of luxardo, we added pineapple, grenadine, lemon, and egg white. This creates a very drinkable experience while blending nicely with the gin and elderflower. In the end, the whole experience leaves your mouth feeling rich, refreshed, and wanting more. Mix one up and enjoy!”
Cocktail ingredients: 45 ml London Dry Gin or Baby Pink, 15 ml Creme de Mure, 30 ml Lemon Juice, 15 ml Blackberry Cordial, Redcurrants, Egg White.
Method: “Muddle a handful of red currants in a shaker and add the rest of the ingredients. First dry shake, add ice and shake again. Double strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with blackberries.“
The Sparkling Berry Cocktail
Cocktail Ingredients: 1/8 cup of berries (frozen or fresh), Quarter of a lemon cut in a wedge, 1 tsp Sugar, 1.5oz Vodka, Prosecco, Lemon slice for garnish.
Method: “Mix, shake and pour!”
The Rosemary Baby
Cocktail ingredients: 40ml Gin, 10ml Fresh Lemon juice, 60ml Grapefruit juice, 40ml Tonic, Rosemary.
Method: “Add all ingredients into a shaker (except for tonic) filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled glass with ice cubes. Garnish and enjoy!”
Cocktail ingredients: 45ml Jose Cuervo gold, 15ml Amaretto, 30ml Pineapple Juice, 15ml Fresh Lime Juice, 15ml -Egg White, 3 Drops Aromatic Bitters (with cloves, star anise and allspice)
Method: “Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for 30sec, double strain into a collins glass and garnish.”
The Strawberry Cooler
Cocktail ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka, 1 oz strawberry shrub (syrup), 5 oz lemon juice, 3 oz ginger beer
Method: “Add shrub, vodka and lemon juice to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass and top with ginger beer. Enjoy.”