Summer Cocktails

As the weather heats up in London, what better way to salute the sun than with a fresh, zesty cocktail?

I share my collection of easy and delicious cocktail recipes to kick off the weekend with a punch!

Amaretto Sourz

Serves 1


Ingredients

  • 1 orange cut into segments

  • 1 shot of amaretto

  • 1 handful of basil

  • 1 tsp sugar + splash of water

  • 1 egg white

  • Ice cubes

  • Soda water

1. Add the orange, basil leaves, sugar and water to the cocktail shaker.

2. With the muddler, press the oranges and basil until all the juice has been extracted. Then take out the orange skins.

3. Add the egg white & ice and shake!

4. Pour into a nice chilled glass, straining the liquid through the shaker. Top up with soda water and a slice of frozen orange.

Whiskey Soda

Serves 1


Ingredients

  • 1 lime cut into segments

  • 1 shot of whiskey

  • 1 handful of mint

  • 1 tsp sugar + splash of water

  • Ice cubes

  • Soda water

1. Add the lime, mint leaves, sugar and water to the cocktail shaker.

2. With the muddler, press the lime and mint until all the juice has been extracted. Then take out the lime skins.

3. Add the whiskey & ice and shake!

4. Pour into a nice chilled glass, straining the liquid through the shaker. Top up with soda water and serve with a sprig of mint.

Appletini (No-Alcohol)

Serves 2

This recipe works best if you have a juicer and use fresh apples. If you don't then replace with ready-made apple juice.


Ingredients

  • 6-8 apples

  • 1 thumb of fresh ginger

  • 1/2 lime

  • Ice cubes

  • Mint

  • Soda water

1. Wash and core the apples, peel the ginger, the lime and wash the mint leaves and get ready for juicing.

2. Juice all the ingredients that you just prepped making sure you stuff the ginger and mint in the apples to help them juice.

2. Pass your juice through a sieve so you have a nice clear, crisp consistency.

3. Add a slice of lime, ice and top up with soda water!


Enjoy your Friday cocktails!