Cocktails

The fruity cocktails you'll be sipping on this summer

4 Mins

As the weather gets warmer we can't help but dream of the long summer days ahead of us... lazy evenings, beer gardens, and refreshing cocktails. You can even bring the party back to yours and try them out yourself with these recipes...good luck!

Cosmo Cooler

A recent addition to the drinks menu at Chop House, make this cocktail right and you’ll have a well balanced, fruity concoction perfect for summer nights.

Cosmo Cooler

Ingredients

  • 40ml Caorunn gin
  • 25ml Cranberry juice
  • 15ml Cranberry syrup
  • 15ml Lime juice
  • 1 dash orange blossom
  • 2 scoops of lemon sorbet

Method

  1. Shake all the ingredients with ice
  2. Double strain into a chilled tall coupe glass which has been dusted with orange sherbet.

Chop House, Leith, Market St and Bruntsfield, Tel: 0131 629 6565, chophousesteak.co.uk

There's Something About Rosemary

A refreshing cocktail with a sweetness from jam and cherry, this is the bartenders’ favourite at Fazenda.

Fazenda cocktail

Ingredients

  • 37.5ml Portobello Gin
  • 12.5ml Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • 12.5ml Lemon Juice
  • 12.5ml Sugar Syrup
  • Teaspoon of Blackcurrant Jam

Method

  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker
  2. Add ice and shake for about five seconds
  3. Fill sling glass (tall glass from 1920s) with ice and single strain over the ice
  4. Top up with crushed ice and garnish with rosemary and a blackberry
  5. Burn the tip of rosemary to add an aromatic element.

Fazenda, 102 George St, EH2 3DF, Tel: 0131 215 1234, fazenda.co.uk/edinburgh

Berryworld Gin and Blueberry Twist

Black pepper, blueberries and the juice of a lemon gives this cocktail a zingy twist.

Berryworld gin cocktail

Image credit: berryworld.com

Ingredients

(Serves four)

  • 1 punnet blueberries (approx150g)
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • Juice of half a small lemon
  • 2 grinds of black pepper
  • 120ml gin
  • 30ml Limoncello
  • Ice, for shaking
  • Soda water

Method

  1. Put the blueberries, caster sugar and lemon in a cocktail shaker and mash with the end of a rolling pin.
  2. Add the black pepper, gin(of your choice), Limoncello and some ice and shake well.
  3. Put a large ice cube into each glass along with three blueberries and pour the cocktail in through a sieve.
  4. Top up with soda water.
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