The Cocktails to Try This Summer

The Cocktails to Try This Summer
Clockwise from right: DAVID JONES ‘Hanna’ prosecco glass, $49.95 for set of four. COUNTRY ROAD ‘Banks’ tumbler, $12.95 each, ‘Talo’ highballs, $14.95 each, ‘Alto’ tumbler, $12.95 each, and ‘Banks’ highball, $14.95 each.

Summer afternoons call for fresh and fruity cocktails.

Veuve Cliquot Brut (champagne)

Champagne mojito

Put a few ice cubes into a wine glass then hold 5 mint leaves in the palm of one hand and clap your other hand over it – this will bruise the leaves just enough without making them bitter. Drop the leaves into the glass then pour over 25ml rum, juice ½ lime, 1 tsp sugar syrup and a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Stir very gently then slowly top with champagne. 

Chandon NV Brut (sparkling)

Elderflower fizz

2 parts elderflower liquor
3 parts sparkling 
1 parts Club soda (or soda water)
Lemon twist

By OTT Provence rose (rose wine) 

Rose sangria

4 Persian cucumbers, divided
2 750-ml bottles rosé
½ cup bianco vermouth
1 bunch mixed herbs, such as basil, mint, tarragon, and/or parsley, divided
2 12-oz. cans citrus soda, such as Limonata or Sprite

Brookies Byron Dry Gin (gin) brockmans summer negroni

Brookies Byron Dry Gin (gin) brockmans summer negroni
Brookies Byron Dry Gin 700ml

2 oz Brockmans Gin
1 oz Antica Formula
1 oz Aperol
Dehydrated orange for garnish

Belvedere Vodka (vodka) 

Belvedere Vodka
Belvedere Vodka 700ml

1 sprig thyme or lemon thyme
½ ripe peach, sliced into thin wedges, divided
1 ounce vodka
Club soda

Seedlip Grove 42 (non alcoholic)

Seedlip & Club Soda, muddled blackberries and a garnish

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