Friday, 6 September 2013

Summer Cocktail Recipes

Despite the fact that Summer is almost over for us in the UK there is still time for some Cocktails plus, cocktails can be made all year round which is what i love about them.
Now i don't normally drink alcoholic cocktails i prefer fruity non-alcoholic one's however i've put together a few of my favourites.. Non alcoholic and alcoholic.
Non-alcoholic Fruit Cocktail
This is by far my favourite cocktail, it was made for me whilst i was staying in Newcastle and i actually asked the waitress what it had inside and have been making it ever since.  It's nice and sweet, delicious and fruity!
- small handful of blueberries
- 3 strawberries
- small handful of raspberries
- 2tsp of white sugar
- ice
For the slushy effect like shown, mix all the ingredients in a blender for around 30-40 seconds with 5 ice cubes. This will do a small glass serving(double the ingredients for a bigger serving).
Decorate the glass with a strawberry, 2 blueberries and 2 raspberries.
image from marthastewart
Watermelon Margaritas
Watermelons are great for cocktails, they are refreshing and sweet and they taste delicious. This is my favourite alcoholic cocktail of all time.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 orange zest
12 ozs watermelon
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup tequila
1 wedge lime
Start by adding your watermelon into the blender and lightly blend until smooth, then add the rest of the ingredients one by one and blend softly, doesn't matter which way round you add the ingredients..
For decoration, add either salt for a sour taste or sugar for a sweet taste around your glass and pop a few ice cubes to keep your cocktail cool.
image from food network
Frozen Mango Cocktail
Mango is my favourite fruit so i love incorporating it into a cocktail, it's refreshing and really quenches your first.
1 cup fresh mint
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup tequila
1 Lime (cut in halves)
1lb mango
11/2 cups ice
Start by blending the ice and mango into a blender, then add some fresh mint, sugar and squeeze the lime juice from the whole lime and blend lightly. Optional:  add some tequila and using a spoon lightly mix it together or continue without alcohol.
Place your cocktail into the freezer for about 30minutes, in that time it won't completely be frozen but will be frozen enough to be able to drink.
There are so many different ways of making this cocktail but this is my favourite way, it's really refreshing and sweet but also very cooling as well.
image source tumblr
WKD Slushy Cocktail
This is what i used to make in my college days, i used to be a massive fan of WKD however i never liked to drink it straight, instead mixing it into a simple and easy pretty blue cocktail which not only looks good but tastes nice and sweet..
- Blue WKD
- Ice
- 2tsp of white sugar
- Cherries and strawberries
With your glass, measure out 3/4 of WKD and pour into the blender.  Then add 5-6 cubes of ice and sugar for extra sweetness and blend together.. Pour into a glass and it's ready to serve.. For garnish, use a cocktail stick and add some of your favourite fruits, for me this would be cherries and strawberries.


What's your favourite Summer cocktail?

*please note: the images used in this post are not my own (expect the image used for the non-alcoholic cocktail).. They do not belong to me and i do not take credit for them, they are purely for reference purposes only.
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