Mint, roses and thyme: Top 7 summer cocktails


A touch of sand to the fingers, caressing the skin of the sea breeze and subtle crackling of ice in a refreshing, vibrant cocktail. Yes, the time has come for summer pleasures, yacht parties and, of course, experiments. So why not start with cocktails? In addition to Mojito and Pina Colada, there are many amazing and fragrant longs that will be on time for a hot July day. From refreshing lemonade with thyme to cocktails with pink beaters, today we will tell you about seven unusual drinks that are worth a try this summer.

Blood & Sand. The history of the creation of the cocktail dates back to 1922, when the streets of New York were saturated with jazz and aesthetics of Art Deco. It those times when world saw the Blood & Sand cocktail, which got the name in honor of the movie of those years. The drink ingredients are Scottish scotch tape, bright cherry brandy, sweet vermouth and Sicilian orange juice, which, along with brandy, gives the cocktail the same blood-red hue.

Lemon-Thyme Vodka Lemonade. The authorship of the cocktail belongs to the revolutionary chef Jean-Georges Wongerichten, who at the age of 29 was awarded four stars from the New York Times. It is not surprising that lemon-thyme lemonade with vodka received a wide resonance. A refreshing drink is prepared from citrus vodka, lemon soda and oily syrup, fragrant zest and spices. Long is served with ice and an invariable sprig of thyme. It’s ideal drink when you want fresh taste and have fun at the same time.

Bourbini. Bourbon and mint – a classic summer combination. However, who expected a cocktail to appear that could take a laurel wreath from the famous Mint Julep? Bourbini is a relatively new cocktail that is the perfect summer mix of six-year-old bourbon, peach bitter, sparkling wine and peach liqueur. Fresh mint sets off the bourbon notes and makes the cocktail a wonderful alternative to traditional summer drinks.

Knickerbocker. To prepare a cocktail, three types of rum are used with the addition of Italian herbal and French dry orange liquor. The unique aroma and sweetness of the cocktail gives spicy liquor from wild strawberries. Fresh lime juice freshening balances the taste with the desired acidity, and the bitterness of the orange and apple perfectly replace the beater. A special piquancy of the cocktail is added a few drops of essential oil from the zest of grapefruit.

Mint Fashioned. The summer variety of Old Fashioned cocktail, which is based on dark rum, cognac and calvados, combined with the freshness of mint Finnish liqueur and the bitterness of amaretto. For a balanced taste, Mint Fashioned adds cane sugar syrup, which contrasts nicely with the bitterness of bitter and tart notes of walnut. To flavor the cocktail, use fresh lemon zest and a couple of drops of absinthe.

Rosé All Day. A subtle combination of pink wine and sweet white rum with orange zest and spicy pink liquor – here it is, summer in a glass. Floral but spicy at the same time, Rosé All Day is perfect for brunch or pool parties.

Great Gatsby. The authorship of the Great Gatsby cocktail is attributed to Bartender Matt Gilpin of Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham. Nevertheless, Great Gatsby will be popular on the upper deck of the yacht with unforgettable views of Cannes or Saint-Tropez. Despite the presence of strong ingredients, the cocktail remains light, bright and refreshing in the heat. The bitter freshly squeezed grapefruit juice blends perfectly with the citrus notes of Lillet Blanc and gives the drink the desired piquancy.


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