June 14, 2017

5 Cocktails That Are Perfect for Long Summer Nights

Summer is here and so are the long summer nights. There are many things to consider when preparing for summer, what to wear, where to go, what to do… I’m sure you read all about that, so I’m here to tell you about something a bit more interesting. Here is the list of my favorite cocktails. Next time you are out, try some of them and see what you think.

Tequila Gimlet
This delicious cocktail is the drink of choice of all those with a bit of a sweet tooth and love for tequila. Now before you move on to the next cocktail, you should know that this drink is not too sweet and lime juice makes it perfectly refreshing on a summer night.

To make Tequila Gimlet, you’ll need 50 ml of tequila, 10 ml of fresh lime juice, and 10 ml of simple syrup. For garnish, use a lime wedge and you can salt the rim of your glass. Mix the ingredients in a shaker and top up your glass.

Moscow Mule 
This summer cocktail was first invented in 1941 and it has been on the rise ever since. The story is quite funny when you think about it. The bartender just wanted to get rid of the supplies standing in the bar’s cellar for too long. He mixed a drink and a hit was born. Ever since that night, no vodka or ginger beer lasted too long in any bar.

Moscow Mule is made with 50 ml vodka, 12.5 ml lime juice, and 20 ml ginger beer. Fill your shaker with cubed ice, then add vodka and lime juice, and shake it well. Strain the liquid into a copper mug with ice, and pour ginger beer over. You can garnish it with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.

Grapefruit Spritz
This is an alternative version of Aperol Spritz. If you prefer your drinks to be stronger and not too sweet, try Grapefruit Spritz. This Spritz is a bit stronger because it is made with quality vodka, so you won’t be able to drink as many glasses as you would of Aperol Spritz, but you’ll enjoy it all the same, if not more.

The measures are the same as for Aperol Spritz, just substitute Aperol for vodka. Add ice to a wine glass, in a circular motion pour in Prosecco, vodka, and soda water. Garnish the glass with some grapefruit slices and a sprig of thyme. You can also add some grapefruit juice to the mixture for a more fruity taste.

Aperol Spritz 
This Italian cocktail is the most commonly drunk cocktail in Italy and it has quite a unique taste. It is made with traditional Italian bubbly white wine Prosecco and aperitif Aperol. It is refreshing and has a low alcoholic content, so you can enjoy a few glasses.

Aperol Spritz is served in a wine glass. Prepare your glass by adding ice to it. In a circular motion pour in 75 ml of Prosecco, 50 ml of Aperol, and 25 ml of soda water. This cocktail is served with a slice of orange.

And finally, I offer you a classic. This traditional Cuban cocktail is one of my favorites. I am sure you drank it before, but here is a little reminder of a great summer drink you might forget about when you see those long cocktail lists waiting for you in bars.

For a Mojito, you will need 60 ml of rum, 60 ml of club soda, 1 lime cut into pieces, 2 teaspoons of sugar, and some mint leaves. Add lime, sugar, and mint to the shaker, and mash them. Pour rum and club soda over, and stir to combine. Serve the mixture over ice and garnish the glass with a mint sprig.

Guest Post by: Peter Minkoff

Peter is a fashion stylist and a writer located in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design,  he worked from many local fashion companies as a trend forecaster. Beside fashion, he loves traveling and roaming through vintage stores. He’s future plans are in creating his own styling business.

Thanks a lot for this article Peter!
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