Midsummer Cocktail Menu

Midsummer Cocktail Menu

As the summer solstice approaches, there’s no better time to celebrate the long, light evenings than with a cocktail, or two…

From aromatic thyme to the sharp flavours of grapefruit and natural sweetness of honey, we’ve selected three cocktail recipes to try out this summer. Whether you’re entertaining friends or looking to unwind after a busy week, the delicate flavours of these cocktails promise the taste summer, whatever the weather.

Providing the perfect accompaniment to barbecues and lazy evenings spent enjoying the garden, discover the cocktails gracing our summer drinks menu.

Fig & Thyme Cocktail

Make the most of the seasonal produce and embrace the subtle flavour of perfectly ripe figs with Casafina’s Fig & Thyme Cocktail. Combining the bitter orange of Cointreau with a splash of lime and fresh figs, this cocktail balances sweet and sour flavours to create a refreshing summer staple.

1 1/2 oz pisco
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz thyme simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
1 fig (quartered)
Sprig of thyme and 1/2 fig for garnish

Thyme Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
5 sprigs of thyme

Click here for the full recipe from Casafina

Grapefruit Margarita

Simple to make and celebrating just three ingredients, Not Without Salt’s Grapefruit Margarita embraces the sharp citrus flavours of grapefruit to transform the traditional Margarita. With the exotic taste of tequila a main component in this cocktail, let yourself be transported to sunny Mexico, one sip at a time. Don’t forget to add salt to the rim of your glass for the authentic margarita experience!

1 part grapefruit juice
1 part tequila
1/2 part Cointreau
A little salt for the glass

Click here for Not Without Salt’s full Margarita recipe

Summer Cordial

Updating the classic G&T with foraged ingredients, Food &’s Summer Cordial takes inspiration from the country garden and afternoons spent outside in the summer sun. From fragrant lavender to a generous dose of local honey and sprigs of sage, this refreshing herbal cordial is perfect when served with a slice or two of lemon and can be enjoyed inside or out.

2 oz of your favourite Gin
1 oz of Jack Rudy Tonic
1 oz of lavender sage honey syrup
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice

For the lavender sage honey syrup:

1 cup of local honey
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
4 sage sprigs

Click here to discover the full recipe with method instructions

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