Summer Cocktail Round Up* - Fun and Fruity Cocktails To Make At Home!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Summertime comes around and that means there are more cocktails to sample! Don't need to tell me twice! I love a good cocktail and with brands like Caorunn and Tristan, Soil Association and New World Trading making it easier for us to do so at home, the sun hopefully being out and BBQs being dusted off; why not follow a few of these recipes for yourself?! Making mistakes is part of the fun, so make a list, go shopping and get creating! 

1. Mons Meg.

Serve in a flute (tall sparkling wine glass)

One Shot (30ml) Caorunn Gin

Half a shot (15ml) Farm Apple Shrub*

Top Up (90ml) Sparkling Wine

Red Apple Slice (to garnish)

 Keep all your ingredients in the fridge and your glassware in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.

 Measure and pour the Caorunn and Farm Apple Shrub into your flute and carefully top up with your Sparkling Wine of choice before adding the finishing touch, a juicy Red Apple Slice to the rim of the glass.

*To make the Farm Apple Shrub:

Combine equal parts Cloudy Apple Juice, Cider Vinegar & Heather Honey, stirring until the honey dissolves.

 You can add a little heat to speed up the process, but make sure everything is cooled down before adding to the cocktail. Will keep quite happily in the fridge for at least 3 months.

2. Lainie.

*Recipe from Tristan Stephenson and Caorunn Gin.

 Serve in a highball (tall tumbler glass)

 One Shot (30ml) Caorunn Gin

One Shot (30ml) White Grapefruit Juice

10 Fresh Mint Leaves

Top Up (100ml) Sparkling Cider

 Apple Wheel and Mint Sprig (to garnish)

To serve, fill a highball with cubed ice and the Mint Leaves (give these a quick smack before you add them to release the fragrant oils), then add the remaining ingredients, pouring the cider slowly so as not to release too many bubbles. 

Stir gently and garnish before sitting in the garden and putting your feet up.

3. Joe Wadsack’s Pink Rock Collins.

Rock it out all summer long with this recipe for rocking Collins by drinks expert Joe Wadsack. and Soil Assosciation
*Recipe from Rocks Drinks and Soil Association
Serves: 1

Preparation time: 10 mins

What You Need: 

Three fresh raspberries

25ml or 50ml London Gin (the choice is yours)

Plenty of ice

Rocks Pink Lemonade

1 lemon

What You Do

1.     Take one tumbler or hi-ball glass and three fresh raspberries in the bottom muddle (give it a light bash with a muddling stock or the end of a rolling pin), then add 25ml or 50ml of London Gin depending on preference.

2.     Add ice almost to the top then pour Rocks Pink Lemonade to the top.

3.     Stir through, dragging the muddled fruit to the top. Garnish with a flamed lemon rind (hold piece of rind over hob to burn it slightly and release its oils), or just a wedge of lemon squeezed over the top, rind side down, to release the lemon oils onto the surface of the drink. 

4.Pear and Kiwi Cup.

*Recipe from New World Trading Company.

Muddle together: 

0.5ml Kiwi 

7.5ml Monin Kiwi Syrup

1 Canton Jade Tips Tea Bag
15ml Lime Juice

50ml Apple Juice

15ml Licor 43

15ml Xante

15ml Briottet Manzana Verde

Top with Kiwi Fan and Viola Flowers 

5.Apricot and Peach Smash

*Recipe from New World Trading Company

Muddle Together:

Mint Sprig

15ml Apricot Puree

7.5ml Marie Brizard Gomme

15ml Lemon Juice

2ml Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

15ml Woodford Reserve

15ml Briottet Creme de Peche

15ml Biottet D'Apricot

Top with 15ml Marie Brizard Cinnamon

Garnish Viola Flowers and Mint Sprig 

6. Cinnamon and Oregano Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned Cocktail

*Recipe from New World Trading Company.

1g Oregano

7.5ml Marie Brizard Cinnamon

2ml Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

60ml Wild Turkey 81

Topped with Oak Smoke and garnished with a Cinnamon Stick and Orange Zest. 

So I hope you've enjoyed reading my cocktail round up post! There are certainly some here that I would love to try for myself, how about you? Are you a cocktail lover?! Let me know which is your favourite! 

Love, Sarah

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