It’s that part of the year, where we all look forward to having a couple of chilled beers. And, we all love our pool parties! But, consuming plain alcohol increases the body temperature and makes us dehydrated. To get over that scorching heat this summer, here is the list of finest and smoothest cocktails this summer, which you can try out!
Watermelon and Tequila Cocktail
Cut a medium sized watermelon and form a puree out of it. Strain the puree to obtain the watermelon juice. Try extracting the juice as much as possible and discard the rest.
Grab a pitcher and pour the watermelon juice, sugar syrup, ½ cup of lemon juice and 300 ml of tequila. Garnish with a few mint leaves and refrigerate until chilled. Pour it in a tall glass and enjoy on the rocks.
Strawberry – Balsamic Smash
Get a wooden spoon and mash ½ lemon wedges and 1/2 rounds of cucumber. Take a fresh strawberry, 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup and ½ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Take 500ml cocktail shaker and pour everything in it. Shake the mixture four to five times and let it rest for a minute or two.
Pick your favourite gin and pour at least ¼th cup into the cocktail shaker. Transfer you drink to a vintage glass or tumbler. Add crushed ice before and after pouring the drink. Use sliced cucumber rounds to decorate.
Pineapple – Cucumber Tequila Cooler
Grind a pineapple, two lemons and a cucumber to get a juice out of it. Add 125ml of tequila and the juices into the pitcher. Add a pinch of salt to it. Stir thoroughly to mix it well. Refrigerate until chilled.
Line up tall glasses filled with ice, and pour the tequila cooler over it. Serve with garnished cucumber slices and straws.
Bourbon Peach Basil Smash
Take ½ ripe peach and dice it well. Utilise ½ lemon’s juice and take 30ml of simple syrup. Take a cocktail mixer and add crushed ice, 8-10 basil leaves, limejuice, simple syrup, and peaches. Shake them well.
In a vintage shot glass, pour the mixer from the shaker and add 60 ml of bourbon from top. Garnish with basil leaves.
Combine ½ cup powdered sugar, ½ cup pomegranate juice, 120ml of tequila, 120ml of orange liqueur, four tablespoons of lime juice and six cups of ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Dip the rims of glasses in limejuice and pour the drink into them. Serve immediately.
Blackberry Pineapple Smash
Take 10 blackberries, three leaves of mint and 30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix these at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Take some cubes of ice and add 120ml of clear rum and 180ml of pineapple juice to the shaker. Shake the mixture until its chilled.
Pour the cocktail into two ice-filled cocktail glasses and fill the top with club soda. Serve immediately.
Take 750ml of your favourite red wine. Add 60ml of brandy, 60ml of orange liqueur and two tablespoons of sugar in a pitcher. Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Add two sliced oranges and a sliced green apple to the pitcher for flavour.
For best results, refrigerate for up to 24 hours and add 1 and ½ cups of club soda to it before serving.
Honey Plum Smash
Muddle lemon wedge and two plums in a flat surface glass. Take 1 and ½ shots of Bourbon whisky, a tablespoon of honey and sprite. Mix everything together. Add ice cubes and shake until cool. Serve your drink on the rocks!
Pineapple-Mango Rum Cocktail
Slice 2 and ½ ripe mangoes into cubes. Blend it with ½ cup of water and form a puree. Sieve it thoroughly and discard the pulp. Add 125ml of rum into the mango puree and mix well. Add 60ml of mango puree into a glass filled with crushed ice and top the drink with chilled pineapple juice and some apple cider vinegar.
Ginger Peach Beer Cooler
Make sugar-ginger syrup by dissolving ½ cup sugar into ½ cup water. Add a four-inch ginger, cut into ¼ inch pieces and heat them in a saucepan over medium heat. Let it sit for five minutes over a low heat. Cool the syrup down and strain it before using.
Combine ½ litre chilled light beer, sugar-ginger syrup, and two fresh peaches, pitted and cut into wedges. Pour all in a large pitcher. Stir to blend and serve immediately.
Afternoons do become refreshing, chilled and relaxed with these amazing cocktails! But never forget, enormous amount of alcohol consumption is not good for health. Make sure you consume loads of water to keep yourself hydrated.
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