Summer Cocktails For Keeping Cool On The Hottest Days

What’s better than a delicious and colourful cocktail in hand on weeknights or while hanging out on poolside with family and friends on weekends. It’s the perfect way to kick off the summer.

We have list of drinks that are not only easy to make but are filled with the season’s freshest and delicious ingredients. Here are few classic cocktails to enjoy throughout this summer season.

Pina Colada

It’s a very popular cocktail made with rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice. It can be served either blended or shaken with ice. You can garnish it with a pineapple wedge or maraschino cherry.

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1 pound (about 3 cups) frozen pineapple chunks
3 ounces (1/3 cup) white rum
2/3 cup coconut milk
Garnishes (optional): fresh pineapple slices, maraschino cherries or cute little paper umbrellas 

Put all ingredients together in a blender and make a smooth puree. If the mixture is too thick, you can add in extra water or coconut milk to blend it perfectly.
Serve immediately for the best taste and topped with your desired garnishes. 

Tom Collins

An all time favourite Gin classic – Tom Collins. It is essentially a classic cocktail made from ginlemon juicesugar, and carbonated water, a perfect companion on a warm day.

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1 1/2 ounces gin
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3 ounces club soda (or more)
Garnish (optional): maraschino cherry, lemon or orange slice

Get all ingredients together.
In a collins glass filled with ice cubes, pour the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
Stir thoroughly.
Add club soda.
Garnish with a cherry and an orange or lemon slice. You can also pin the cherry to the citrus fruit using a cocktail pick to make a garnish known as a flag.
Serve and enjoy with Friends!

Tequila Sunrise

Raise a glass to this refreshing cocktail which evokes a summer sunrise. It’s a bold, colourful and easy to make tequila cocktail.

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3 oz orange juice
1 1/2oz tequila
Juice of 1/2 lime
3/4oz grenadine (pomegranate syrup)
Lime slice

Blend all the ingredients except the grenadine and lime slice in a blender or shaker, with crushed ice.
Pour the mixture into a tall glass with more ice.
Slowly pour in the grenadine.
Garnish with the lime slice


This yummy-licious pink cocktail made with just few simple ingredients is perfect for any party!!

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45ml lemon vodka
15ml triple sec
30ml cranberry juice
10ml lime juice
Ice cubes
Orange zest or a lime wedge to garnish

Use a chilled cocktail glass for this drink.
Pour all the ingredients with plenty of ice into your shaker and shake vigorously for few seconds
Strain the mix and put it into a cocktail glass
Use orange zest or a lime wedge or any other garnishing of your choice.

Whiskey Smash

Need something to be happy about in the middle of a hot summer day? Have a glass of whiskey smash. Made by using crushed ice, fruit, herbs, a sweetener and a base spirit, it might become your new favourite cocktail.

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1 1/2 ounces whiskey
2 pieces of lemon
Few mint leaves
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce club soda

In a mixing glass, muddle the mint leaves, lemon, club soda and simple syrup.
Add the bourbon and shake it.
Fill a chilled old fashioned glass with crushed ice and strain the mixture into it.
Garnish with mint leaves.

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