Summer cocktails – Let us be your bartender tonight!

We have a confession to make; we are obsessed with pretty summer cocktails. Let us share some of our proper summer tips on how to welcome your girls and boys on a scorching hot Friday afternoon. Due that the most divine season among all has truly arrived, we prepared three of our favourite cocktails with recipes and pictures below! Follow us if you have the thirst for tasty ideas!

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Pineapple – Coconut Champagne cocktail (Images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SILKsofine)

Pineapple – Coconut Champagne cocktail

A delicious champagne/Prosecco cocktail with a tropical twist if you like slightly sweet and bubbly drinks

Ingredients you will need:

A well-chilled bottle of champagne or Prosecco

Ice (smashed)

Well-chilled pineapple juice

Well-chilled coconut juice or coconut water

Unsweetened finely shredded coconut

Simple syrup (liquid consistency)

An ananas or lemon to garnish

The steps:

1. Pour some syrup (1:1 sugar water ratio syrup) in a small bowl and the shredded coconut in another small bowl. Dip the top ¼ or so of your glasses in the syrup and then in the shredded coconut making this way the rim nicely coated. Wait until it dries a little!

2. Smash a few cubes of ice with a blender together with the coconut juice or water and the pineapple juice.

3. Fill each glass with the coconut-pineapple slush halfway and the pour the desired chilled bubbly dose of champagne or Prosecco on top. Mix it gently with a spoon if you wish and serve it immediately!

Rosè Tonic
Rosè Tonic (Images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SILKsofine)

Rosè Tonic

A truly refreshing softly sour taste will welcome you. Also goes well with fish and grilled veggies at Sunday’s family get together!

Ingredients you will need:

Tonic water

Well-chilled Rosè

A few mint leaves (clapped to release aroma)

Ice cubes with red fruits or flower petals

*If you have sweet teeth pour a hint of brown sugar and blend it carefully with a spoon!

The steps:

1. Prepare some pretty ice cubes by dropping red fruits or flower petals in the ice-cube trays then pour water on them. (You can as well use colourful syrups if you wish)

2. Put the cubes on the bottom of a huge wine glass and pour the Tonic water and Rosè (1:1) into the tall wine glass and softly stir to mix.

3. Lastly add the brown sugar if you like and the mint leaves as decoration and voile, it’s ready to be served!

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Cucumber-Mint-Lime long drink/lemonade (Images: Reka Pasztor Turak for SILKsofine)

Cucumber-Mint-Lime long drink/lemonade

Fresh flavours of cucumber, lime and mint make this yummy cooler a perfect afternoon drink on a hot day (non-alcoholic) or night (alcoholic).

Ingredients you will need:

Sparkling water (flavoured if you wish)

Gin

Cucumber

Fresh mint leaves

Lemon or lime

Agave syrup

Ice cubes

The steps:

1. Choose a tall glass and cut a paper-thin slice of cucumber lengthwise and press it against the inside of a chilled highball glass and add ice.

2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh mint leaves, a few cucumber slices, agave syrup, lemon and lime juices and 1 tablespoon of water until the syrup is dissolved. Add a shot of gin too if you like and some ice cubes and shake well. Finally strain into the prepared glass and split the sparkling water.

3. Garnish with a straw and mint leaves.

* All the above mentioned cocktails can be done as Mocktails, which means you leave the alcohol out. This way the result is hydrating tasty drinks even for the younger ones! Do you have favourite summer drinks? Let’s have a recipe exchange below in the comments section!

Cheers!

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