In a post dedicated to the 3 most refreshing summer cocktails, we could not forget the kings of the summer night: mojito, margarita (add a bit of tamarind and you will notice the improvement), daiquiri and caipirinha. But, as we already know them very well (and when I say well I mean plenty, I mean, because everyone here we have tasted them time after time and again in their different variations and flavours, we have even come to prepare them at home and we have also dared to dance after X amount ingested), I thought that it could be a good idea to expand our ethylic culture so I will propose three different ones.
- The first one requires some preparation but is certainly terrific: you will need a bottle of rum, white or dark, half kilo of black currants, and in the case of white rum, 500g of cane sugar and if you chose the dark rum then 200ml of acacia honey. Mix it all and let it stand (… for 6 months at least, so if you want to taste it rather you come to my house or you will have to postpone it until the next summer). When it is ready this rum is perfect for mixing with tonic or soda and lemon juice. Add lots of ice to it and let me know (I recommend you taste it alone because you will also love it this way).
- Another perfect cocktail to fight the high temperatures has among its ingredients one of my favorite fruits, watermelon. The basis of this cocktail is vodka and the fun comes from the colorful part: watermelon, sugar and lemon juice. Although, I think it can also be very delicious with gin, to escape the typical gin & tonic, which is also very cool (and tastes great) but perhaps it is a little more old style.
- And finally, a recipe for summer cocktail that can take hundreds of variations, perfect for improvising, in other words. Known as champagne punch, it is made with champagne or cava, but here comes the fun, as you can also add cointreau, white wine, brandy, bourbon, rum … and sugar, lemon, lime, pineapple, cinnamon, strawberry, peach, grenadine, pineapple and even pear.
Like all good summer cocktails, in addition to help us refreshing they must make us enjoy the evening and get inspired. So although we are in our home’s living room, we imagine that we are on a beach in Acapulco, for instance. As you can imagine, the presentation is very important. Use every resource that allows you to decorate them bring your imagination in and find all those glasses that you chose one time in a vintage shop to enjoy these cocktail gems that I have shared with you.
Today we recommend:
Brandy Soberano 1L
Rum Legendario Elixir Dulce