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Simple summer serves

From original cocktails to perfect serves, seasonal drinks needn’t be complicated

100 Proof Sour

Southern Comfort 100 Proof Sour

“Lighter choices come to the fore in summer. Highlighting drinks flavoured with fruit juices and natural sweeteners, such as honey rather than sugar syrup, will help the cocktail list appeal to customers looking for healthier choices.”

– Dan Bolton, Hi-Spirits

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Southern Comfort 100 Proof
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 12.5ml lime juice
  • Honey
  • Egg white

Method:

  • Shake all ingredients well and pour over ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon or dehydrated orange.

The Haze & Gin

Haze and Gin cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 175ml Thatchers Haze cider
  • 25ml premium gin

Method:

Mix the Thatchers Haze with the gin. Pour over crushed ice and top the glass with mint, cucumber, lime and a slice of apple.

Flower Garden

Flower Garden cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 35ml Aber Falls Violet Liqueur
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 10ml gomme syrup
  • 6 basil leaves

Method:

  • Add leaves to glass and press with a bar spoon.
  • Fill the glass with cubed ice and add all the other ingredients.
  • Stir all the ingredients, and then garnish with basil leaves.

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