Sunny Summer Garden Cocktails

We are having some beautiful sunny weather these days so I thought it might be a good idea to list some cocktails you will all love and enjoy.

Let’s have an Old Fashioned

The Ingredients are:-

One teaspoon of granulated sugar

One teaspoon of water

2/3 Dashes of Angostura bitters

50 ml Scotch Whisky

Soda water

Slice of orange.

The method is:-

Put the sugar at the bottom of your favourite Whisky tumbler, splash the bitters onto the sugar, add the water and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Fill the glass with ice and stir in the Scotch, add a splash of soda and mix. Garnish with the slice of orange

Note. I prefer to use a blended malt Whisky for my Old Fashioned, like Whyte and Mackay, Ballantine’s Finest, Black Bottle or Copper Dog.

Remember you can also use Bourbon and Irish Whiskey.

Up next is the very refreshing:

Tom Collins

The ingredients are :-

50cl of your favourite Scottish gin

Quarter of lemon, freshly squeezed

Teaspoon of simple sugar syrup

Club soda

Lemon slice

Maraschino cherry

The method is:-

Add the gin, lemon juice and syrup to a highball glass.

Fill with ice, top with club soda

Garnish with the lemon and cherry

Note. Let’s be patriotic with this one and only use Scottish Gin. My favourites are Botanist Gin, Harris Gin or Beinn an Tuirc Kintyre Gin.  

Finally, we have a cocktail involving vodka.

A Cosmopolitan made with Rogue Wave Single Malt Handmade Scottish Vodka

The ingredients are :-

50ml Rogue Wave Vodka
15ml Cointreau
30ml Cranberry juice
10ml Lime juice
Garnish With a twist of lime peel

The method is:-

Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass. 

Other Scottish vodkas are X muse, Smugglers Scottish Vodka and Valt Single Malt Vodka.

Here I am hoping for a warm/hot summer and many cocktails being sipped in the garden with family and friends.

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