Cocktail was given its name as a metaphor for a rooster heralding the morning. It was originally meant to be a morning beverage.
The lazy days and twilight hours of summertime are made for relaxation. What better way to unwind than with some fruity cocktails and turn your porch into a sunset paradise?
Here are some of my favorites.
1. Blue: A Red Drink Called Blue
1 tbsp Whole blue berries
15ml Fresh lemon juice
Ty Ku Liqueur, an Asian inspired liqueur made with sake
30 ml Lemon liqueur
60 ml Pomegranate juice
In a tall glass, combine the blue berries and lemon juice.
Muddle the berries to extract the juice.
Add ice until the glass is half full, top with the remaining ingredients and stir.
Dark antioxidant pomegranate juice is good for health.
2. Classic greens: A Summer Cooler
30 ml Mint Liqueur
60 ml Vodka
7up / sprite-to top up
Mint leaves as garnish
In a tall glass full of ice cubes, pour 30ml of Mint Liqueur, vodka and top it up with 7 up / sprite.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
3. Humming Bird: Desert Cocktail
1 ounce rum cream liqueur
1 ounce coffee flavored liqueur
1 ounce milk
1/2 ounce strawberry flavored syrup
1 cup crushed ice
In a blender, combine rum cream liqueur, Coffee liqueur, milk and strawberry syrup.
Add the banana and crushed ice. Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and serve.
4. The Fawn (This is for the kids. They would just freak out on this one)
6 large strawberries
1 scoop of ice
1 oz. simple syrup
75 oz. fresh lemon juice
5 oz. fresh orange juice
5 oz. grape juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth in consistency.
Pour over the ice cubes in a highball glass. Garnish with circular “orange” candy.
Serve and relish.
5. Cucumber Cooler
2 pieces of cucumber
5 mint leaves
30 ml Lychee fruit syrup
10 ml Ginger Ale and Sprite to top up
Dash of grenadine
Muddle together cucumber and mint leaves in a glass.
Add the Lychee fruit syrup, ginger ale and sprite and dash grenadine.
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into glass.
Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
Cheers! Have fun and have a lovely summer time.