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Cool and Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Cool and Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Chill Your Bones Away

Summer is almost here and you might want to find ways to beat the rising temperatures. Read on for some cool and refreshing summer cocktails that will cool you off!
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Summer is the season of long days and shorter nights. It is a season adorned with myriads of beautiful flowers which stay fresh even in the scorching heat. It is a great time to relax and enjoy with family and friends. Parties and outings are in full swing in summers. But the rising temperatures make you fret with heat and sweat. A cool refreshing summer drink can come to your rescue and make you tolerate the heat with panache.

La Chic Martinique
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce Rum
  • Splash of Fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Zest of lime
Directions
Mix vodka, rum, lime juice and simple syrup together and shake it over ice. Add a splash of soda and shake until frothy. Pour it into a martini glass. Add the lime zest and its ready to serve.

Ruby Sparkler
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce red grapefruit juice
  • Seltzer
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • Raspberries
Directions
Combine the vodka, grapefruit juice and grenadine in a cocktail shaker, along with a few ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain it into chilled wine flute. Top it with seltzer and use the raspberries for garnishing. Your ruby sparkler is set to cool you off!

Blue Hawaiian
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 and 1/2 ounce Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce blue Curacao
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • crushed ice
Directions
Combine all the ingredients except crushed ice and mix it thoroughly. Then shake it over crushed ice and serve.

Ultimate Pina Colada
Ingredients
  • 1 and 1/2 ounce light rum
  • 3 ounce Pineapple juice
  • Crushed pineapple - few pieces
  • 1 small banana
  • 3 ounce coconut cream
  • Crushed ice
Directions
Mix all the ingredients and shake it over ice. Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh pineapple wedges.

Mojito
Ingredients
  • 2 ounce white rum
  • Half a lime, chopped
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1/2 ounce sugar syrup
  • Soda water
  • Crushed ice
Directions
In a cocktail shaker, place mint leaves, lime and sugar syrup and blend well. Add crushed ice and rum and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glasses and top it with soda.

Fruity Rum Punch
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 2 drops Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 ounce Orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce sugar syrup
  • Crushed Ice
  • A dash of grenadine syrup
  • Lemon juice - a few drops
Directions
Mix all the ingredients and shake it over ice vigorously. Pour into glasses and garnish with orange wedges.

These were some cool colorful cocktails for summer. You could also use your imagination and creativity to mix and match different recipes and come up with a unique cocktail recipe of your own. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up a recipe and get started. Cheers!