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4 Cocktail Recipes To Hold Onto Summer A Little Longer

4 Cocktails To Hold Onto Summer A Little Longer

Summertime is almost disappearing and if you haven’t gotten your share of the sun yet, here are a few cocktails that are sure to light up your world. Delightful summer cocktails make this all the more bright and shiny. There is a huge array of drinks that make full use of seasonal ingredients. Whether you want to indulge in some tropical flair, refreshing herbs or vibrant fruits, there is a drink for everyone and any occasion.

You could be throwing a pool party, hosting a get-together at home or a BBQ party in your backyard. These summer cocktails will enhance all your moments with their rejuvenating and delightful flavours. The best part? The cocktail recipes are simple, and easy making it effortless to mix at home. Without much further ado, here are a few cocktails to hold on to summertime a little longer. Grab your bar tools and start mixing!

Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes

1. Classic Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Classic Mojito Cocktail
A classic Mojito cocktail is like a treat to the senses on a hot sweltering summer day. This is an iconic Cuban cocktail that offers a refreshing burst of flavours. The combination of fresh lime, rum, and mint in this summer cocktail blends in perfect harmony. Here’s the classic Mojito cocktail recipe featuring Captain Morgan Rum for you to try:

- Captain Morgan Rum - 60ml
- Fresh Lime Juice - 30ml
- Simple Syrup - 15ml
- Mint Leaves - handful
- Mint Sprig - 1
- Lime Wheel - 1
- Club Soda - top-up
- Ice

- Grab a cocktail shaker and add some mint leaves and simple syrup. 
- Gently muddle them and add some ice to the mix. 
- Next, measure and pour Captain Morgan Rum, and freshly squeezed lime juice into the mix.
- Shake well to combine. 
- Next, grab a highball glass and fill it with ice. 
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into the highball glass over ice. 
- Top up with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel. 

2. Classic Piña Colada Cocktail Recipe

Piña Colada Cocktail
There is nothing like an indulgent Piña Colada cocktail to savour the flavours of summer. This summer cocktail is an impeccable blend of luscious pineapple, fresh lime, coconut and rum. If you are worried about the recipe, don’t be. It’s fairly simple and you craft it any way you like - blend it or shake it. Here’s the classic Piña Colada cocktail recipe featuring Captain Morgan Rum for you to try:

- Captain Morgan Rum - 50ml
- Coconut Cream - 25ml
- Pineapples Chunks - 4-5
- Pineapple Wedges - 1-2
- Cherry - 1
- Ice

- Grab a blender and add some crushed ice to it.
- Measure and pour Captain Morgan Rum, coconut cream and 3-4 pineapple chunks into the blender.
- Blend the ingredients until you get a smooth consistency.
- Pour the mixture into a glass.
- Garnish with pineapple wedges and a cherry.

3. Don Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Margarita Cocktail
This is a tequila cocktail that works well at all times. But for summertime, the Margarita cocktail is perfect to add some zing and kick to your senses. The enticing combination of tequila, fresh lime, and a hint of agave syrup will add excitement to any moment. Here’s the margarita cocktail recipe featuring Don Julio Blanco Tequila that makes two standard drinks:

- 30 ml lime juice
- 15 ml agave nectar
- 60 ml Don Julio Blanco tequila
- Ice cubes
- Lime wedge, for the garnish

- Rub a lime wedge over the rim of a margarita glass and then dip it into salt to coat.
- Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour Don Julio Blanco tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and agave nectar into the shaker. 
- Shake vigorously to combine the ingredients.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture of the prepared margarita glass over the fresh ice.
- Garnish the drink with a lime wedge and serve.

4. Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail
If there is a cocktail that truly captures summertime bliss in a glass then it’s gotta be tequila sunrise. This summer cocktail is a gorgeous and vibrant drink that is a feast for both eyes and taste buds. It kind of reminds you of the beautiful sunrise by the beach. Tequila Sunrise is super easy to make at home. Here’s the cocktail recipe featuring Don Julio Blanco Tequila:

- Don Julio Blanco Tequila - 45ml
- Fresh Orange Juice - 120ml
- Grenadine - 7.5ml
- Orange Twist - 1
- Cherry - 1
- Sea salt
- Ice

- In a mixing glass combine Don Julio Blanco Tequila and freshly squeezed orange juice.
- Prepare a highball glass. Wet the rim with a lime wedge and then dip it into a plate filled with sea salt to coat the edges evenly.
- Next, fill the highball glass with ice cubes.
- Gently pour the grenadine into the prepared glass and let the liquid sink into the bottom of the glass. 
- Next, slowly pour the tequila and orange juice mixture into the glass without disturbing the grenadine liquid. This will create a captivating layered effect.
- Garnish with an orange twist and a cherry.

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