Relax, put your feet up, and indulge in these easy-to-make summer cocktails.
Pimms is a classic liquor that is used as the base for many different cocktails. Feel free to play around with this one until you get the perfect Pimms -your way.
lemonade (or ginger ale, or lemon-lime soda, or a mixture of them all)
Optional garnish: orange slice, fresh borage and/or mint leaves, apple slices, strawberry
Half fill a short tumbler with ice and an optional garnish of your choice. Add measure of Pimm’s, then top up glass with lemonade or soda. Stir gently and add additional ice if necessary. Garnish with slices of lemon and cucumber.
You can really taste the fejoa with beautiful undertones of the cucumber coming through; this is the perfect cocktail after a hard day in the sun.
60ml Fejoa Vodka
Half fill a tall glass with ice and a few slices of cucumber. Add the measure of fejoa vodka, then top up with Chi. Stir and enjoy.
Everyone has their version of the perfect Margarita and their favorite tequila to add to the equation. Here is a basic recipe to build upon so you won’t have to pick up a mix from the corner grocery.
30ml Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
15ml Triple Sec (or Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
Lime Wedge for Garnish
Salt for Rimming
Rim edge of margarita glass with salt. Combine liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker filled two-thirds with ice. Shake for 10 to 15 seconds. Place ice in margarita glass. Strain contents of shaker into margarita glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
Pretend that you are relaxing somewhere in the islands relaxing by the pool with this tropical drink.
60ml light rum
180ml pineapple juice
60ml canned coconut cream*
1 pineapple spear for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice cubes. Pour in the rum, pineapple juice and coconut cream and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled tall tumbler. Add the pineapple spear.
*If you love the coconut flavor, you can add up to 1 Tbs. more of canned coconut cream - just make sure you don't overdo it or the coconut will take over completely!
Ditch your classic bourbon and coke for something light and refreshing, trust us, you won't be going back!
20ml Simple Syrup
Juice of half a lemon
3 Lemon Wedges
Pinch of Mint (10-12 leaves)
Muddle the lemon wedges, mint, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients. Shake with ice and strain over fresh ice into a short tumbler. Garnish with a mint sprig.