Sunny Side Up Cocktails

With rising temperatures, drinks are essential. Here are few of our favourite summer cocktail recipes to keep you cool!
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14 July 2022

Contributed by: Christina Dayal

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 put them 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.