5 Cocktails For The Final Summer Days

Whether you’re just clinging to summer or dreading autumn. There’s still plenty of time to fit in some end-of-summer cocktail sipping.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best cocktails to see out those warm summer nights.

 

 

Pimm’s Cup

The Pimm’s Cup is very difficult to dislike. It blends together cucumber, strawberries, mint, and gin, and the key is to put lots of fruit in your glass to really add that summer feel to your drink. Whether you go heavy or light on the alcohol top it off with some fiery ginger beer for that final bit of summer flair

You’ll need

  • 1 fingers’ worth of cucumber (about two 1/2-inch thick slices)
  • 1 large or 2 medium strawberries
  • 60ml Pimms No 1
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Palmful of mint leaves
  • Ginger Ale
  1. Add the mint, cucumber slices and strawberry to the bottom of the shaker, and muddle with a muddler or spoon. Pour in the Pimm’s No. 1, and then squeeze in the lemon. Fill shaker with ice, and shake for a good ten seconds
  2. Double strain into a glass filled with ice, and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a cucumber slice and of mint leaf.

 

 

 

 

Gimlet

The perfect cocktail for those who are new to gin. It’s an easy go to drink for summer nights as it’s simple and quick to make. Just pour some gin, and then add lime juice and syrup.

You’ll need

  • 60ml Gin
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 2 tablespoons of syrup

Pour ingredients into shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake or stir until cold and serve in chilled glass. Garnish with lime slice.

 

 

 

 

The Bloody Beer

Sometimes called the Michelada this one of the most refreshing drinks you could have on a summer’s day. It’s like a gentler Bloody Mary because vodka is substituted by beer.

 

You need (Serves 2)

  • 100ml Tomato Juice
  • 2 juiced limes
  • Pinch of celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • Splash of Tobasco sauce
  • 2 Bottles of beer
  • Ice cubes, Salt and lime wedges for garnish

 

  1. Prepare the glasses rub the rims of four tall glasses with the lime wedges then coat the rims with salt.
  2. In a bowl combine the tomato juice, lime juice, celery salt, Worcestershire and Tabasco (or desired hot sauce) and mix well.
  3. Add a handful of ice to each of the prepared glasses, and then divide the tomato juice mixture between them.
  4. Top up the glasses with half a bottle of beer each, then garnish with a lime wedge

 

 

 

 

Grapefruit Tarragon Gin and Tonic

Grape fruit and Tarragon combine to produce great results when cooking and making Cocktails. Giving you a great citrus kick on those late summer nights.

You’ll need

  • Tablespoon of Tarragon
  • Tablespoon of raw sugar
  • 60ml Squeezed and strained Red Grapefruit Juice
  • 60ml Gin
  • 150ml tonic water
  • Slice of grapefruit
  1. In a cocktail shaker, mix the tarragon and the sugar. Add a handful of ice cubes, the grapefruit juice and the gin. Shake it up.

 

  1. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice cubes. Add a sprig of tarragon, and sliver of grapefruit. Pour contents of shaker into glass and top off with tonic water.

 

 

Paloma

Known as the working man’s margarita the Paloma is simple mix of grapefruit, tequila, and soda water

It tastes even better if you make your own grapefruit soda water mixing fresh fruit syrups and soda water.

You’ll need

  • 60mls tequila
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • Juice from one Lime
  • 2 tablespoons of Grapefruit syrup
  • Soda Water

 

  1. Zest the grapefruit, and then juice it, adding the juice to the zest. Add sugar, and shake to dissolve. Once fully incorporated, let it rest (preferably overnight) before straining it off into a clean jar.

 

 

  1. Combine your tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit syrup in a shaker, and give everything a quick shake before straining over fresh ice and topping with soda water.

 

 

 

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