hot summer sun and patio fun with friends requires a (few) chilled summer cocktails!
these are my top 3 to keep on hand.
#1 Elderberry Rosé French 75
The French 75 is by far my most favourite go-to fancy drink. I feel special when I order it and I feel magical when I make it at home for myself and my friends. This is a fancy version of it!
♥ 30 ml gin
♥ 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
♥ 10 ml elderflower syrup
♥ Rosé champagne
Add all ingredients except the champagne into a shaker over ice, shake, strain into a champagne glass and top up with the rosé champagne.
#2 Lavender Rosé Slush
If you don’t love Rosé I don’t think we can be friends… jk
but for real! this is a solid go-to for any patio party in the sun with my friends.
♥ 50ml lavender syrup
♥ Bottle of Rosé
Using a freezer-safe pan, add the bottle of Rose and syrup along with some dried rose petals and lavender flowers, stir gently. Place the pan in the freezer for about 4-6 hours. Once frozen, scoop the slush with an ice cream scoop and fill up your sugar-rimmed glasses!
#3 Summery Rhubarb French 75
do you know me yet? Cause if you don’t… I love a fancy French 75. Here’s another version that goes perf on a hot summer night!
♥ 45 ml gin
♥ 20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
♥ 15 ml rhubarb syrup
Pour the first 3 ingredients into a shaker over ice, shake vigorously and strain into a fancy-schmancy glass. Top up with champagne.
Basic Simple Syrup Recipe
Many of my drink recipes call for simple syrup. This is simple to buy but just as simple to make!
♥ Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup filtered water in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil (to produce a flavour, add a few drops of the fruit, herb or extract here)
♥ Simmer and stir until the mixture thickens and the sugar is completely dissolved.
♥ Turn the heat off and let your simple syrup come to a complete cool (this can keep in the fridge for a week or so)
what are you going to try first?