Cheers, the summer is here! And what goes better with a mild summer evening than a cool drink?
More and more manufacturers are currently bringing pink spirits onto the market or developing drinks that shimmer pink in the glass. Blame the strawberry season or that these drinks are so Instagrammable.
Below are 6 drinks with which you can score points at the next garden party. Just remember to toast outdoors with sufficient distance!
1. Campari Amalfi
For many people, Campari and Orange belong together like a lounger to the pool in summer. The Italian bitter aperitif is more diverse than you might think, as the Campari Amalfi shows. Here the focus is on grapefruit, which in combination with bitter lemon develops the citrus notes in the best possible way. It is also really very easy to prepare: two ingredients and a garnish, a large wine glass with lots of ice – Cheers.
– 1.5 oz or 45 ml of Campari
– 3 oz or 90 ml bitter lemon (for example Fever-Tree Sicilian Bitter Lemon)
– 1 dash of fresh grapefruit juice
– Garnish: grapefruit wedge
And this is how it is prepared: pour Campari into a wine glass over a lot of ice, add a splash of fresh grapefruit or grapefruit juice, pour in bitter lemon and garnish with grapefruit.
2. Bombay Bramble
The Bramble is one of the most popular drinks in Great Britain and can be found on almost every cocktail menu in the country. It was developed by legendary bartender Dick Bradsell. With the new Bombay Bramble gin, the drink, which has long been one of the modern classics, can now be remixed at home in no time at all.
– 1.5 oz or 50 ml Bombay Bramble Gin
– 0.75 oz or 25 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 2/3 oz or 20 ml of sugar syrup
– Garnish: lemon wedge, blackberries and raspberries
And this is how it is prepared: shake all the ingredients with ice for 10 seconds, then pour them into the glass and garnish with (frozen) fruit.
3. Pink Gin and Tonic
You don’t have to say too many words about gin and tonic. Hardly any other drink has conquered the counters of bars so quickly in recent years as the beloved gin tonic. The latest craze: Pink Gin for a pink G&T.
– 2 oz or 60 ml Malfy Gin Rosa
– 4.5 oz or 135 ml tonic water
– Garnish: sprig of rosemary and grapefruit slice
And this is how it is prepared: Put all the ingredients together with ice cubes in a glass, then garnish with rosemary sprig and grapefruit slice.
4. Summer Love
Gin and tonic is a fine thing, but if you want a bit of variety in your glass, you should take a closer look at Genever, which is a juniper boosted ancestor of gin and extremely popular in the Netherlands to this day. Some of the best come from Rutte. The “Summer Love” is quickly mixed and gets a special twist from the bittersweet tarragon. Complex and refreshing at the same time.
– 1.5 oz or 45 ml Rutte Old Simon Genever
– 5/6 oz or 25 ml real cranberry juice (do not use nectar)
– 1/2 oz or 15 ml vanilla syrup
– 2-5 oz or 85 ml of carbonated mineral water
– Garnish: fresh tarragon
And this is how it is prepared: Put ice cubes in a glass. Add the ingredients and stir. Garnish with a sprig of tarragon.
5. Pink Paloma
Not only those with a sweet tooth know that a pinch of salt can reveal completely new flavors, but also drink lovers. A classic of the international cocktail world is the Paloma. Try mixing this refreshing long drink at home.
– 1.5 oz or 45 ml tequila
– 1/3 oz or 10 ml lime juice
– 1 pinch of sea salt
– 1 bottle of Pink Grapefruit Soda
– Garnish: lime wedge
And this is how it is prepared: Mix the tequila, lime juice and a pinch of sea salt, add ice cubes and fill up with Pink Grapefruit soda, then garnish with a lime wedge.
6. Germano Mexicano
And again that feeling of Mexico. This time a delicate vermouth from the German brand Belsazar meets smoky Mezcal. More opposites are hardly possible. Maybe that is why it’s so delicious.
– 1.5 oz or 45 ml Belshazar rose
– 2/3 oz or 20 ml of Mezcal
– 1/2 oz or 15 ml of lime juice
– 1/2 oz or 15 ml agave syrup
This is how it is prepared: Put all the ingredients in a shaker, fill up with ice cubes and shake vigorously. Serve in a chilled glass over ice and serve with a grapefruit slice.