Summer Cocktails

TheVenueShop Blog Post - Summer Cocktails - 18 December 2015It is really heating up in Australia & cocktails are always a summer favourite. So here are some of the most popular recipes from our friends at Peter Rowland Catering.

– Wishing you a very merry festive season, summer holidays & New Year!

  

PIMS

Perfect for an afternoon in the sun!

TheVenueShop Blog - Summer Cocktails - Blog post 18 December 2015Ingredients

Piims
Soda or Lemonade
Ginger ale
Lemon peel
Strawberries
Orange
Cucumber
Mint

Method
Pour Pimm’s over ice cubes in a large high-ball glass. Fill with soda/lemonade, ginger ale, add twists of lemon, mint sprig, a few sliced strawberries,wedge of orange and cucumber peel, and serve

 

ESPRESSO MARTINI

Make sure you grab double of these ingredients – they are a crowd pleaser!

TheVenueShop Blog - Summer Cocktails - Blog post 18 December 2015Ingredients

Cold Espresso
Vodka
Kahlua
Crème de cacao

Method
Pour ingredients into shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, and strain into chilled Martini glass. It should be somewhat frothy.

 

MARGARITA

Who doesn’t love a Margarita? The ultimate classic.

TheVenueShop Blog - Summer Cocktails - Blog post 18 December 2015Ingredients

Tequila
Cointreau/Triple sec
Lime Juice
Salt

Method
Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with lime juice, and dip in salt. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into the glass, and serve

 

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

Delicious, easy and elegant cocktail for your next dinner party

TheVenueShop Blog - Summer Cocktails - Blog post 18 December 2015Ingredients

Angostura bitters
Sugar cube
Champagne
Lemon peel

Method
Place one lump of sugar with bitters in a chilled champagne flute. Fill with chilled champagne. Add the twist of lemon peel and serve

 

APPLE MARTINI

Take your Martini’s to the next level with the addition of apple

TheVenueShop Blog - Summer Cocktails - Blog post 18 December 2015Ingredients

Vodka
De Kuypper Apple Schnapps
Apple Juice

Method
Shake well all the with ice. Strain into a Martini glass, garnish with an apple wedge on the rim, and serve.

 

COSMOPOLITAN

Get the dance floor going with Cosmopolitan’s!

TheVenueShop Blog - Summer Cocktails - Blog post 18 December 2015Ingredients

Vodka
Cointreau/Triple sec
Lime juice
Cranberry juice

Method
Shake vodka, triple sec, lime and cranberry juice vigorously in a shaker with ice. Strain into a Martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge on the rim, and serve.

 

 

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