Discover the best summer cocktail recipes to enjoy on the terrace or at home if you are feeling creative

Rachelle Lemoine tells us about the best cocktails for the summer. Here are eight different cocktail recipes that you can enjoy this summer in Paris bars or try to recreate at home if you feel inspired to play bartender.

 

Fiero e Tonic

Recipe :
7 cl Fiero Martini
7 cl tonic
Fresh orange slice

Preparation:

Fill a large glass balloon with ice cubes and refresh it with a mixing spoon. Remove excess water and pour in ingredients. Mix gently then garnish with a slice of fresh orange.

 

 

Golden Rush

Ingredients

3 cl Ben Nevis 10 years old single malt
1.5 cl bourbon honey
1.5 cl lemon juice
2 dashes of bitter lavender

Preparation

Prepare a honey syrup by diluting a part of the lavender honey with a part of water (or bourbon). Add the syrup, whisky and freshly squeezed lemon juice to a shaker with ice cubes. Add a shaker and serve in a cocktail bowl. Garnish with a sprig of lavender.

 

 

La bande à Basil

Ingredients

4 to 5 basil leaves
1 cl citronella syrup
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1.5 cl lemon juice
1 egg white
5 cl Amber Charrette Rum 40° Mix & Cocktails
Ginger beer

Preparation

Crumple the basil leaves in your hands to extract the aromas. Pour into a shaker with all ingredients except ginger beer. Shake firmly for about ten seconds.

Pour into a cocktail glass with a sieve. Fill with ginger beer directly into the glass. Decorate with a basil leaf.

 

 

Zeste Exotique

Ingredients

1 vanilla pod
2 cl fresh grapefruit juice
1.5 cl fresh lemon juice
3 cl vodka
2 cl triple sec.
4,5 cl of crémant Die Jaillance crémant

Preparation

Cut a vanilla pod in half lengthwise and remove the pulp on the half. In a shaker filled with ice cubes, add to the grapefruit juice mixture, lemon juice, vodka and triple sec and shake vigorously.

Pour the contents into a highball glass (containing between 25 and 30 cl) and add the crémant. Stir lightly with a spoon. Garnish with a quarter grapefruit and half the vanilla pod.

 

 

Magnificent 7

Ingredients

4 cl Jura Seven Wood
4 cl of chablis
1 cl agave liqueur

Preparation

Pour the different ingredients into a glass of wine that you have cooled with an ice cube. Mix gently.

 

 

 

Sloe Sling

Ingredients

4 cl Plymouth gin
2 cl Plymouth sloe gin
1 cl lemon juice
Champagne Mumm Cordon Rouge

Preparation

Pour the Plymouth Gin, Plymouth Sloe Gin liqueur and lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice. Shake.

Fill a glass (25 cl) with ice. Pour the contents of the shaker into the shaker by straining the ice and cover with champagne. Stir gently with a spoon and add crushed ice on top.

 

 

Manhattan

Ingredients

4 cl Woodford whisky
Kentucky Straight Rye Reserve
2 cl red vermouth
2 dashes angostura bitter

Preparation

Pour all ingredients and ice cubes into a mixing glass. Mix with a spoon and filter into a cold martini glass. Garnish with orange zest or maraschino cherry.

 

 

Le Tit’Abricot

Ingredients

4 cl white agricultural rum
50% La Mauny
2 cl lemon juice
0,5 cl sugar cane syrup
2 dash bitter
1 teaspoon apricot jam
A few fresh mint leaves

Preparation

In a shaker filled with ice cubes, crush the mint and add a teaspoon of apricot jam. Pour the white agricultural rum, lemon juice and sugar cane syrup with the bitter. Shake vigorously and pour into a large glass to filter the ice. Garnish with mint leaf.

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.