11 Refreshing Summer Cocktails
Celebrate summer with these 11 refreshing summer cocktails. The best classic and original cocktails you can make at home this summer.
Make drinks at home like a professional bartender with these long & refreshing cocktails, from the classic Gin Rickey to the delicious Royal Bitter Spritz (a Candra original cocktail)… you’ll be sure to impress your friends.
01. Gin Rickey
Delightfully refreshing, low-ABV and with no added sugars the Rickey is a must know classic.
Bright and citrusy this recipe cleverly avoids the need for sugar through with the use of sparkling water.
Try making a Gin Rickey
02. Royal Bitter Spritz
When you think of the English summer, you think of rain and strawberries. Strawberries are quintessentially English and are found at most celebratory moments (ie. Wimbledon, Royal Ascot..) often accompanied by bubbles.
Try making a Royal Bitter Spritz
03. Coffee G&T
The simple G&T is a deliciously simple highball that also allows for plenty of creativity. This little tweak adds depth of flavour and intrigue to the old favourite. ‘Coffee and Tonic’?! I hear you say. I know…but just trust us, it’s a great combination you need to try.
Try making a Coffee G&T
04. Tom Collins
What can we say about this essential classic recipe? Boozy lemonade basically! Originally made with Gin (Tom Collins) the formula works with any spirit you enjoy, it’s easy to twist and change into all sorts of variations through the addition of herbs, fruits, bitters and flavoured syrups.
Try making a Tom Collins
A deliciously refreshing and easy to make cocktail that has become increasingly popular over the last few years, to the point that May 22nd has been marked as World Paloma Day. This recipe works just as well with either your favourite Tequila or Mezcal, if you prefer its smoky notes.
Try making a Paloma
06. Marmalade Collins
A simple and delicious variation on the classic Collins, this drink takes on a different personality depending what base spirit you use. It even works without alcohol, served with a slice of toast for breakfast.
Try making a Marmalade Collins
07. Whiskey Highball
One of the best ways to enjoy your favourite Whisk(e)y (and all sorts of other spirits too…especially brown spirits), as the dilution releases all the flavours carried in the alcohol, whilst creating a long and refreshing experience that really couldn’t be easier to make.
Try making a Whiskey Highball
07. Pink Gin & Soda
A long and refreshing modern take on the old simple classic Pink Gin recipe. Replacing the still water of the classic with lashings of Sparkling Water instead.
Try making a Pink Gin & Soda
So, we may be biased, but we think this might be the most delicious juice recipe on the planet! That is, unless you hate mint, despise grapefruit or reject apples! If so, who are you!?
Try making a Smashapple
09. Jasmine Garden
A deliciously floral, green and grassy homemade cocktail mixer that’s delightfully refreshing and incredibly versatile.
Try making a Jasmine Garden
09. Aperol Spritz
An ingredient and recipe that was little known outside Italy until the 2010s that has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Very few cocktails are called for by the exact brand name either, so someone at Aperol surely got a bonus!
Try making an Aperol Spritz
A Cuban icon and quite simply a ‘must-know’ classic. If you like mint, this is one of the greatest, long, refreshing cocktails you can make.
Try making a Mojito
Imagine if a Paloma and a Cuba Libre had a lovechild, it would be the Batanga. Like these other 2 aforementioned highballs, this is one of those brilliantly simple long drinks that is high in deliciousness and low in effort!
Try making a Batanga
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