The current weather isn’t exactly screaming summer cocktails just yet but with another May bank holiday happening in just a matter of days, it’s perfect for experimenting with a little mixology. So, we’ve picked a few of our favourite cocktail recipes to share and advise you to always drink responsibly no matter how yummy they are!
Cucumber Lime Margaritas
We all love a Margarita but there’s no denying that they’re not the most waist friendly of cocktails, that’s why we especially love our skinny cucumber version. The cucumber taste means that there’s no need to add in any sugar.
Peel 2 cucumbers and pop them into your blender until it mixes into a thick juice, then separate the pulp from the juice with a strainer. Take a small (around 8 ounce glass) fill with ice and pour over 1 ½ ounces of silver tequila, 1 ½ ounces of fresh lime juice and 3 ounces of the cucumber juice. Make it look pretty with a few slices of cucumber garnish.
Strawberry Gin Smash
As more and more gin gardens are set to open up across the UK this summer, why not nail the trend ahead of the wave and try out our delicious strawberry gin cocktail recipe for yourself?
To serve around 8 people, simply mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with 4 tablespoons of lime juice in a large pitcher, then slit the tips of 8 small strawberries and roll them gently in the juice for a few minutes. Pour in 2 cups of gin and 3 cups of soda, then add ice cubes and garnish to taste with a few sprigs of mint.
Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea
If you’re a big tea fan, then make this recipe your go-to cocktail of choice. Take a quirky jar, mix together 2 ounces of peach preserves with 2 ounces of Bourbon, a dash of Aperol, 1 ounce of lemon juice, and pour over some ice. Fill to the top with some sweet tea and garnish with a lemon round and a sprig of thyme.
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