Summer time’s meant for cocktails, whether it’s at a bar or at home. So we have for you a few DIY cocktail recipes guaranteed to ‘wow’ your guests at the next soiree.
Place the vodka, halved peeled lemons, agave syrup and ice in the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass and top with your favourite syrup like hibiscus, beetroot, ginger, orange or honey. You can also add fresh herbs such as rosemary, lavender or basil or fresh fruit like raspberries, cherries, passion fruit, etc.
Infuse tea in one litre of boiling water and then cool it completely. Now pour the cold tea into a jug and add vodka. Add 30cl of ice cubes. If you like your tea sweet, add sugar as well. Top it off with a few hand-crushed mint leaves before serving.
Take 50ml Camus XO Borderies cognac, 20ml Grand Marnier, some pineapple juice and fresh lemon juice. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and then shake and double-strain. Pour in a rock glass and garnish with dried grapefruit.
In a highball glass filled with ice cubes, add 2oz of Gun’s Bell and top with 4oz of ginger beer or ginger ale. Garnish with lime wedges and enjoy!