Raise a Toast with These Five Unique Summer Cocktails


Celebrate the sun with these unique concoctions

Summer is here and it’s a perfect time to mix up a cool iced cocktail to stave off the sweat. Be it lazing by the poolside or barbecuing in the backyard, there's nothing better than enjoying this season with a summery cocktail in hand. This time around, try few stellar cocktails rather than the usual ones as, a new drink trend has hit the block— a cocktail that's as refreshing, delicious, and yes, Instagram-worthy as the icy-cold favourite of the summer past. We've curated a list of cocktails that you’ve got to try out when hanging out next. Ready to beat the heat, are we? 

The Classic Daiquiri Rum Cocktail

This simple yet delicious rum-based libation can be a perfect cooler for summers. All it needs is one and a half ounces of white rum, one ounce of lime juice, and a half ounce of simple syrup, when served in a chilled, stemmed cocktail glass with a twist of lime, it can work wonders. Don’t forget to order one when hanging out with your friends.

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The Beet Cocktail

How often have you heard of beets being used in a drink? Probably not often but surprisingly it works quite well. Paired perfectly with Plymouth Gin, lemon, and mint, this mixer has a subtle fresh- from-the-garden taste. Whether roasted, blended, muddled or made into a syrup, beetroots offer incredible flavours, stealing the limelight of the drink. 

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Eucalyptus Martini

This is a rather odd cocktail combination but is undoubtedly delicious. The headlining contribution to this envisioned recipe is a syrup made from fresh eucalyptus leaves and it does sound great especially if you’ve got a bit of a stuffy nose or you feel like you just need some clarity but is the Eucalyptus Martini for everyone? Probably not, but it's worth a shot as your taste buds may surprise you.

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The Caipirinha from Brazil

This Brazilian cousin of the Daiquiri features cachaça, which is a spirit distilled from sugarcane. Caipirinha is a perfect party starter in midst of summer evenings and has become a global cocktail, popular in nightclubs and beach parties around the world. You just need to practice the pronunciation, so the bartender understands exactly what you want. Wink!

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The refreshing Negroni

For all the gin lovers, Negroni can be your soul cocktail! With equal parts of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth, Negroni is inimitably Italian and exceptionally refreshing with a hint of orange that makes it more summery , this simple and sophisticated aperitif can be a perfect addition to your next dinner party. Make sure Negroni is stirred, not shaken, and then strained into a chilled cocktail glass over ice.

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The next when you are planning to move and dine out, ditch the known ones and try out these refreshing cocktails surprising your taste buds. Cheers!

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