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Sunny Side Up Cocktails

by Christina Dayal

With rising temperatures, we all need some good drinks to relax and unwind. So why not try something new? We’ve put together these excellent summer cocktails for you to make your week special. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Sparkling Limoncello cocktail 

Servings – 2 cocktails
Ingredients –

  • 2 shots (80 ml) Limoncello
  • 4 shots (160 ml) sparkling lemon soda
  • 200 ml Prosecco
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 2 sprig of mint for garnish (optional)
  • 2-3 slices lemon for garnish (optional)

Instructions –
1. Add 1 shot of limoncello to a serving glass.
2. Top with 2 shots of lemon soda and then top up with prosecco.
3. Add the ice cubes and garnishes, serve.

Strawberry Whiskey Lemonade

Servings – 4 cocktails 

Ingredients for Strawberry Syrup

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

Ingredients to assemble the cocktails

  • 1/3 cup strawberry syrup
  • 2/3 cup whiskey 
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • (optional) fresh strawberries and lemon slices, for garnish

Instructions

FOR THE STRAWBERRY SYRUP:

  1. Stir together strawberries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Bring strawberry mixture to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until strawberries have softened and sugar has dissolved, about 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from the heat and let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Strain syrup into a bowl or measuring cup through a mesh strainer to remove the strawberry pieces. Save strawberries for smoothies or jam later in the week!

TO ASSEMBLE THE COCKTAILS:

  1. In a large shaker, combine strawberry syrup, whiskey, and lemon juice. Add a handful of ice and shake to combine.
  2. Pour whiskey lemonade over ice into drinking glasses. Garnish with fresh strawberries and lemon slices (optional) and serve immediately.

Blueberry Gin

Servings – 2 cocktails 

Ingredients

  • 100 g blueberries
  • 1 lime
  • a few mint leaves
  • ice cubes
  • 100 ml Tanqueray gin
  • Tonic

Instructions
1. Take the blueberries and in a bowl and give them a bit of a smash just to break them slightly.
2. Add ice, 2 lime wedges and a few mint leaves into two glasses.
3. Divide the blueberries between the glasses.
4. Add 50ml of gin to each glass (this is a double but if you want it a little weaker just add 25ml per glass).
5. Top up with tonic and serve straight away.

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