Fresh and fruity drinks to enjoy with friends on warm summer evenings
1 Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
Sweet and refreshing. Serves 4
220g strawberries, hulled 100ml tequila
30ml triple sec
30ml lime juice
300g ice cubes
1 egg white
2tbsp caster sugar
blend the strawberries with the liquids in a blender, then add the ice cubes and blend again. dip the rims of 4 glasses in the egg white, then into the sugar. divide between the glasses.
2 Peroni Limoni
Lager adds body to summer cocktails. Serves 1
bunch mint leaves 15ml lemon juice 5ml sugar syrup 30ml limoncello 150ml peroni
shake the mint, lemon juice, sugar syrup, limoncello and some ice in a cocktail shaker. sieve the mixture into a tall highball glass then top up with lager. garnish with a lemon slice and mint.
3 Pink Sangria
Great for serving a crowd. Serves 6-8
250ml pomegranate and raspberry juice 750ml bottle sparkling rosé 400ml sparkling water 100ml triple sec
220g strawberries, sliced into rounds 1 orange, sliced ½ watermelon, sliced into small wedges
combine all the cocktail ingredients in a large jug, then add the sliced fruit.
4 Alcoholfree Seltzer
This has no booze but is anything but boring! Serves 6-8
500ml coconut water 500ml tonic water ½ cucumber, sliced 2 handfuls mixed berries ice cubes
combine all the ingredients in a large jug and stir.
5 Iced Espresso Martini
Try sprinkling with cocoa powder for a sweeter finish. Serves 1
30ml brewed espresso 25ml vodka
30ml baileys crushed ice and ground coffee, to serve
shake the ice cubes, espresso, vodka, Kahlúa and baileys in a cocktail shaker, then pour into a martini glass over crushed ice. sprinkle over a little ground coffee to decorate.
This brilliantly bitter Italian classic is making a comeback. Serves 1
30ml campari 30ml gin 30ml vermouth slice of orange ice cubes
Mix all the liquids and pour into a short tumbler with a few ice cubes. garnish with the orange slice. w&h
The secret to a great cocktail is to start with sparkling glasses, plenty of ice and inspiration!