It’s summer—the sun is shining; the weather is sweet! After the long, cold, and (slightly) darker winter days, the hot summer sun is what we’ve all been dreaming of. The birds are chirping, the sky is blue, and the weather is perfect. The lazy summer afternoons are perfect for braais, pool sides, lazing on the beach and, of course, cocktails. To help you out with your catering or, let’s be honest, your relaxation, we’ve compiled a list of our top five modish summer cocktails for 2017 so that you can be at the top of your game this cocktail season.
- The Frozen Daiquiri
Arguably the Queen of cocktails is the frozen daiquiri. Ahhhh … the slushiness, the fruitiness, and the vast array of colours … all of these are essential characteristics of the perfect daiquiri. The daiquiri is super refreshing with its crushed ice and its fruity flavours so it definitely belongs at the top of our list for summer. To make the ultimate daiquiri, be sure to shake it up in one of our awesome cocktails shakers that you can have a look at here.
- The Mojito
Another absolutely classic cocktail, and a close second on our list, is the mint mojito. It’s been dubbed ‘The Summer Drink’ for a reason. It’s easy to make—it only has five ingredients (white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint)—and it’s absolutely heavenly. To make this perfect pool-side drink, we recommend investing in one of our muddlers—after all, that mint isn’t going to muddle itself! You can check out our assortment here.
- The Gin and Tonic
Of course, Gin and Tonic is the essence of a pool-side pleaser. The zesty zing of the lime, and the Christmassy taste of the juniper berries in the gin, makes this a great cocktail for the summer holidays. It’s such a versatile drink, why not add some cucumber for an even more refreshing taste sensation or you could even add some cinnamon or nutmeg for a more Christmassy theme. Get your hands on our Grater for nutmeg or on our awesome Lemon and Lime Wedger to make your cocktail-making life a little easier.
- The Bellini
Possibly the epitome of the classic summer cocktail of all time is the Bellini. The simple marriage of the fizz of the prosecco, and the touch of tart peach puree makes this drink the most convenient yet incredibly tasty cocktail there is. Make sure to serve your Bellini’s in a classy champagne flute and stir them gently with our cocktail stirrers.
- The Pina Colada
When we think of summer and cocktails, the first cocktail that springs to mind is a Pina Colada. It’s certainly a classic summer cocktail and who doesn’t love Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain? It’s a tropical cocktail with a taste of island life—pineapples, coconuts, and rum. So why not transport yourself in your mind to your own peaceful island with a tasty Pina Colada in hand? Our Ice Crusher will come in handy for this drink!