Check out Blu's top five fave summer cocktail concoctions...
Cucumber Lemon Drop
- 3 10-ounce bottles club soda
- 1 cup gin
- 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
- 12 thin slices lemon
- 12 thin slices cucumber
- 12 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish (optional)
In a large pitcher, combine the club soda, gin and lemon juice.
Place a lemon slice and a cucumber slice in each of 12 glasses. Add 1 cup crushed ice to each glass. Pour the gin mixture into the glasses and garnish each with a mint sprig, if desired.
Grapefruit and Ginger Pitcher
- 2 grapefruits, quartered
- 4 ounces Ginger Simple Syrup, recipe follows
- 2 limes, juiced
- 5 ounces tequila, blanco
- Lemon-lime soda
In a large pitcher or bowl add grapefruit, ginger simple syrup and limes juice. Muddle, add tequila and ice. Fill container with lemon-lime soda.
Garnish with lime wedges
Ginger simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 3-inch piece peeled and sliced ginger
- 2 cups sugar
Add water, ginger and the sugar to a saucepan and bring to boil. Stir until sugar is dissolve. Strain. Let cool and store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 bottle ready-to-serve Mojito mix (recommended: Smirnoff)
- 1 liter bottle sparkling water
- 8 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish
In a large pitcher, add the blueberries and muddle until they release their juices. Pour in the ready-to-serve Mojito mix and sparkling water and stir. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish with a mint sprig and serve.
Wet the rim of 4 short glasses and dip in a mixture of
2 tablespoons coarse salt and
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder.
Fill a cocktailshaker two-thirds of the way with ice.
Add 1 cup tequila,
1 cup pineapple juice,
1/2 cup fresh lime juice and
11/2 tablespoons agave nectar.
Shake well, then strain into the glasses.
Rose Sangria Spritzer
- 2 bottles cold rose wine
- 1 green apple, thinly sliced
- 1 orange, halved and thinly sliced
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- Simple syrup, to taste
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
- Club soda, cold, optional
Combine wine, apple, orange, raspberries in a pitcher, add simple syrup, to taste. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. Serve over ice, garnish with mint and top with a few splashes of club soda, if desired.
ENJOY! Feel free to send us your favourite summer cocktail, we'll be sure to get back to you with our feedback :)