August holidays mean time off. Time off in the intense heat. The best way to cool down and enjoy the marginally less hot evenings is to knock back a couple of these colourful and refreshing cocktails. Whether enjoying a cocktail in the pool, before dinner or well into the night, it’s happy hour at our house!

CAR CRASH

Ingredients
  • 50cl Remy Martin VSOP
  • 25cl fresh lemon juice
  • 25cl sweet and sour mix
  • 10cl simple sugar syrup
  • Maraschino cherries and lemon zest to garnish
Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice.
  2. Drop a Maraschino cherry into the bottom of the glass.
  3. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon zest.

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RED ROY

Ingredients
  • 25cl vodka
  • 15cl peach schnapps
  • A dash of strawberry syrup
  • 15cl strawberry puree
  • 10cl sweet and sour mix
  • 10cl pineapple
  • A dash of Martini Rosso
Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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GREEN MARKET COOLER

Ingredients
  • 5cl Patrón Silver
  • 1 tbsp simple ginger syrup
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • 2-3 slices cucumber
Method
  1. In a highball or collins glass, muddle the cucumber, lime juice, and mint.
  2. Add the Patrón Silver and fill with ice.
  3. Top with sparkling or mineral water and stir well.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint and cucumber slices.

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Añejo Alexander

Ingredients
  • 4cl oz Patrón Añejo
  • 3cl Patrón XO Café
  • 3cl full fat milk
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
Method
  1. In a shaker half filled with ice combine the Patrón Añejo and the Patrón XO Café.
  2. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

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Lick of sunshine

Ingredients
  • 5cl Malibu
  • 10cl pressed pineapple juice
  • 1 passion fruit
Method
  1. Stir the Malibu and pineapple on ice in a highball glass.
  2. Squeeze the passion fruit into the glass and stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with half a passion fruit and a wedge of pineapple.

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Martini Royale Rosato

Ingredients

  • 1 part Martini Rosato
  • 1 part Martini prosecco
  • Wedge of orange
  • Mint leaves

Method

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Combine the Martini Rosato with the Martini porsecco.
  3. Squeeze the orange wedge into the drink and drop into the glass.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves and give it a quick stir.

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