10 Delicious Cocktails For Summer Sipping
What better way to enjoy the warm weather than lounging on your patio with an ice-cold beverage in hand?
Kombucha Moscow Mule
Healthful kombucha replaces ginger beer in this version of the classic recipe.
Mulled Wine Punch
The longer this punch stands, the spicier the mixture will be. Strain out flavorings when it tastes right to you, and warm gently before serving, if desired.
French 227 Cocktail
This take on the classic cocktail is named for 227 Ossington Ave. — the address of Man Ray Bar à Vin and La Banane. Make a batch by multiplying the ingredients by eight, then combining the gin, liqueur and lemon juice in a container.
Try this Pomegroni Cocktail recipe from the cookbook Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen. As I juiced my millionth pomegranate of the winter using the hand-cranked press that sits on our counter, it occurred to me: Who needs Campari when you’ve got fresh pomegranate juice?…
Jamie uses ingredients from local producers to create this delicious cocktail. The candied apple garnish can be made a few days ahead as long as it’s completely dry and crisp. Keep in a single layer in a sealed container.
Mutiny On The Bounty
Watermelon juice is made by puréeing chunks of peeled, seedless watermelon in a blender and pouring it through a fine sieve. Simple syrup is made by combining equal parts boiling water and sugar, and stirring until dissolved. Make this cocktail as an individual drink, or use the quantities in brackets…
Hotel De Mendoza Swizzle Cocktail
Even if you don’t have a seaside escape booked this summer, mixing up a warm weather cocktail is the next best thing. With notes of juicy passion fruit and tart lime, this refreshing tequila-based beverage will transport you even if you’re soaking up the sun in your city backyard.
Celebrate Victoria Day With This Royal-Inspired Cocktail
In honor of Victoria Day weekend and HRH Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby, Parq Vancouver’s The Victor is hosting a brunch fit for royalty. The hotel’s rooftop restaurant shares its cocktail recipe for the Markle Sparkle, a bubbly beverage inspired by the Duchess of Sussex.
Big Batch Rangpur Rickey Cocktail
This refreshing pitcher cocktail also makes a delicious non-alcoholic beverage — just mix the Cardamom and Lime Syrup with lime juice and soda.
How To Make Seedlip’s Alcohol-Free Peel Cocktail
UK-based brand Seedlip is making mocktails cool again with their line of non-alcoholic spirits. The company shares another must-try recipe for their citrusy Peel mocktail. Distilled from oranges, ginger, peppercorn and lemongrass, Seedlip’s Grove (approximately $45) — which launched last summer — adds a fresh flavor to mocktails.
Valentine’s Day Cocktail: Amour Fou
Get Toronto restaurant Coffee Oysters Champagne’s recipe for their Amour Fou champagne cocktail. With its rosy hue, delicate flavor and romantic name (which translates to obsessive or uncontrollable passion in English), this beverage perfectly pairs with chocolate and a bouquet of roses on Valentine’s Day.
If you love a margarita, this will be your new summer sipper. It’s a refreshing blend of sweet and sour flavors.
The Christmas Sweater Cocktail
Jackie Kai Ellis, owner of Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe in Vancouver, shares her Watermelon Cocktail recipe.