So it seems that the UK gets five minutes of sunshine and everyone goes a bit crazy…shorts and t-shirts are dug out and dusted off, along with BBQ’s and ill fitting swimming costumes and our minds turn to Summer and the promise of well deserved relaxation time. Summer for me, is the best time of year and I love trying new recipes with in season fruit and veg as there is such a huge selection available.
In two and a half weeks time we are having a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding and I think the following seasonal cocktails will be making an appearance (weather permitting!). Not only are they delicious, they are majorly refreshing!
Three raspberries shaken hard with 37.5ml of citrus vodka, 25ml triple sec, 2 dash orange bitters (optional) and the juice of half a lime.
Double strain and serve with a splash of Appletiser in a tall glass.
50ml Arette or any 100% de agave tequila, repesado
4 leaves of mint 2 leaves of coriander,
1 half lime, 15ml rich agave syrup, 10ml sugar syrup
Shake hard and serve.
Top with ice cold Appletiser and serve in a martini glass.
1 slice of fresh ginger muddled with 2 strawberries,
1/3 of a fresh lemon,
4 leaves of mint 50ml vodka and 15ml strawberry liqueur,
shaken hard and strain over ice in an old fashioned glass.
Topped with Appletiser.
5-8 Fresh mint leaves stirred vigorously with ice cold Appletiser and crushed ice.
3 raspberries and 1 blackberry squashed with 15ml grenadine, half a fresh lemon shaken hard and dumped into a large glass. Fill the ice to the top and fill with Appletiser. Enjoy!