3 Cocktails Made For Summer

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Article by Jason Rogers

It’s about time for everyone to put away their coats and get ready for some sun as we head into the summer season. The weather changes here may be quick, but with these three cocktails at your disposal you will be ready to combat any sudden heat waves.

These are my must-haves for summer because they are easy to make, affordable and amazingly refreshing.

Classic Daiquiri
(Nothing frozen about this.)

The original Daiquiri couldn’t be made in a blender since it was the favorite drink of sailors as a way to fight scurvy. Someone smarter than us figured out that mixing sugar and lime juice with a healthy pour of rum is a great way to keep your crew alive. So next time you are at the bar be sure to take your medicine and order a Daiquiri.

Recipe:

60 ml White Rum (Bacardi is my preferred choice)
30 ml Lime Juice
20 ml Sugar Syrup (use Bar Syrup found at METRO)
In a cocktail shaker or sealed container, add all ingredients plus ice. Shake vigorously for a count of 20. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.

Moscow Mule
(Packs a kick you’ll love.)

Easy question, where is the Moscow Mule from? Russia, right?
Fun fact, the only thing Russian about this drink is the vodka. The drink actually comes from the land of nose jobs and celebrity DUI’s, Los Angeles. A crisp and flavorful cocktail, this drink was a favorite of LA socialites in the 1940’s and helped introduce vodka to the USA. We’ve been a match made in heaven ever since.

Recipe:

60 ml Vodka 15 ml Lime Juice
½ can of Ginger Beer (Watson’s Ginger Ale makes a great substitute for ginger beer)

In a glass or mug add ice, then add all ingredients and give a quick stir. Garnish with lime wheel and enjoy.

45 ml Tequila (Olmeca is a favorite)
90 ml Grapefruit Juice
90 ml Soda Water 15 ml Sugar Syrup (optional)
In a glass add ice then add all ingredients to a glass then give a good stir. Take a sip and realize everything you’ve been missing.

Paloma
(Margarita’s sexier cousin)

Picture this; you are sitting on a beautiful beach, you hear the sound of ocean waves kissing the soft white sand. As the island sun embraces you, you look down to a drink in your hand; what do you see, a Margarita, a Pina Colada? Whatever it is, throw it away and go get a Paloma. The Paloma is light, bright and a refreshing change to a typical Margarita. Impress your friends by knowing more than two tequila drinks.

Recipe:

Recipe:
45 ml Tequila (Olmeca is a favorite)
90 ml Grapefruit Juice
90 ml Soda Water 15 ml Sugar Syrup (optional)
In a glass add ice then add all ingredients to a glass then give a good stir. Take a sip and realize everything you’ve been missing.

Jason Rogers is a mixologist extraordinaire living in Xi’an.

 

One thought on “3 Cocktails Made For Summer

  1. Thanks for your recommendation, it’s super cool to know more fantastic wines with easier working process.

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