Friday, 26 June 2015

Friday Cocktail: Our Top 10 Fruity Summer Cocktails

As soon as the sun starts to shine, I find myself dreaming up fruity and refreshing summer drinks ideas to keep me cool while sunbathing in the garden, and baby, the weather forecast has finally spoken. It's fruity cocktail recipe time.

While I dream up some new ideas for you all, here's a run-down of the top easy and delicious fruity cocktails we at Vinspire have dreamed up in summers past.

In no particular order:


1. The Cherry Margarita


This recipe was one of the first cocktails I ever created and it remains one of my favourites. Super easy and zingy - the salt rim is a must.


2. Apricot and thyme caipirinha


One of our most recent cocktail creations, this was dreamed up by the cocktail queen that is Lucienne. An aromatic delight - the delicate herby fragrance is a winning match with fat, juicy apricot.

3. Strawberry and lime rosé sangria


I'm growing increasingly in love with sangria, but this was our first ever sangria recipe, and it's great for beginners.

4. The June Bug


A classic tropical cocktail which has many fond memories for me. I used to spend whole nights sipping it with my best girl, Sophie - it's very easy to drink.

5. Blackberry and apple crumble bramble


Yay for dessert cocktails! It may not be blackberry season yet but this is still an absolutely delicious summer drink - the vanilla really makes it.

6. Limoncello, raspberry and basil martini


This cocktail blends some beautiful Italian flavours and always comes out a beautiful shade of vivid pink. What more could you want on a sunny day?

7. Brazilian Passion Cocoscato


During the World Cup this was our go-to cocktail, and it's bound to be all I drink when the Olympics arrive in Rio next year too. It was created by my favourite Aussie, the gorgeous Jo, who has effortlessly blended passionfruit, coconut and lightly sweet, sparkling moscato. All of my favourite things.

8. Rhubarb and ginger gin fizz


One of our all-time most viewed and loved cocktails, this a very simple, very sippable combination of rhubarb syrup, gin, ginger beer, lemon juice, creme de cassis and a dash of bitters. So, so refreshing.

9. Boozy Key Lime Pie Milkshake


Yay for pie cocktails! This deliciously alcoholic milkshake combines zesty lime, ice cream and biscuits, among other things. Oh, and lots and lots of rum. Make it in batches, because you won't want just one.

10. Strawberry, rhubarb and basil gin fizz


Our most recent cocktail creation, and a brilliant way to use Chase's wonderful rhubarb liqueur. Aromatic, summery and almost good for you. Because green stuff, right?

Have a happy, boozy, cocktail-filled weekend, everyone!

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