5 cocktails to beat the summer heat

May 12, 2014, 09:36 IST | Swapnal Tilekar

Don't get bogged down by the heat. Choose from this list of refreshing summer cocktails and concoct a cool drink suggests Swapnal Tilekar

Southern Peach Cooler

>> Maker's Mark Bourbon 1 part
>> DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps Liqueur 3/4 part
>> Sweet and sour mix
>> Orange juice
>> Lime soda

>> Combine ingredients except lime soda in a mixing tin and shake vigorously with no ice. Pour over ice into a tall glass and top it with the lime soda. Garnish with an orange and a lime wedge.

Pomme de Tomato and Celery

>> White rum 60 ml
>> Fresh apple 1
>> Tomato juice 100 ml
>> Salt 10 gm
>> Lime wedge 1
>> Celery 1 stick (to garnish)

>> Blend all the ingredients together.
>> Garnish with celery stick.
>> Serve chilled.

Earth Cooler — Cucumber and Mint

>> Vodka 60 ml
>> Fresh cucumber 1
>> Fresh mint 10 gm
>> Lime juice 15 ml
>> Salt 10 gm
>> Water 100 ml

>> Blend all the ingredients together.
>> Serve chilled.

Sauza Exotic Kiwi Crush

>> Large kiwis, cleaned and peeled 2
>> Fresh lime juice
>> Sauza Tequila ½ cup
>> Fine sugar ½ cup
>> Crushed ice

>> Combine the kiwi, Sauza Tequila, sugar and lime juice in a blender. Add ice cubes and blend until it gets smooth. Pour cocktail in a glass and garnish with a kiwi.

The Blind Tiger Shaken

>> Tai basil leaves 6
>> Ginger syrup 7 ml
>> Fresh pressed pineapple juice 45 ml
>> Havana Club 3-year-old rum 60 ml

>> Add all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously.
>> Using a hawthorn strainer, strain and pour contents over fresh ice cubes in a glass. Garnish with Tai basil sprig.

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