Mixed drinks are great for those nights where you don’t want to go too hard, or if you just prefer not having a shot served straight. Here are some great mixers to pair with your alcohols.
Seltzer/Sparkling water: Works to lighten up vodka and gin.
Lemon-lime soda: The light, punchy flavour will go well with vodka and whiskey as well as in fruity punches.
Cola: Mix your coke with brown liquors such as rum and whisky.
Orange juice: The fresh, sweet nature of orange juice works well with many different alcohols, including rum, gin, vodka and whisky. Add club soda for that extra kick!
Watermelon water: Put some Tequila in it for some smoky-sweet goodness!
Pineapple juice: Make your own pina colada by mixing this juice with rum.
Pre-made cocktail mixers: Not feeling inspired or adventurous? Pre-made cocktail mixers from the store is great for making specific drinks like margarita, pina colada or mojito, but they are less versatile than the other options in this list.
Sun’s out, guns out! Summer is the best season to go out and enjoy outdoor activities – and what’s better to complement these than some cool, refreshing summer drinks? While the tropical flavours delight your tastebuds, the nutritious liquids will keep you hydrated and replenished all day! Here are some of the best summer drink recipes from my favourite bloggers – check it out.
Pineapple Coconut Mojito by The Novice Chef
Happy hour in the summer isn’t complete without this cocktail! The mixture of lime, mint and pineapple brings freshness while the honey and coconut provides sweet summer flavours like no other.
Iced Tea with Mint, Ginger and Lemon by Drizzle and Drip
Lemon tea with a little extra something – why not?
Rose Lemon Spritzer by Half Baked Harvest
Perfect for warm date nights… or whenever you want a little romance in the air! Serve with or without alcohol, according to your preference.
Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade by Cooking Classy
Lemonade with a twist – juicy and tart, yet also fizzy and chilling.
Ginger and Jasmine Rosé Cocktail by Sugar and Charm
Ginger’s tang and the thick taste of jasmine tea are brought together with delicate Rosé wine and vodka – marvellous!
Blackberry, Cucumber and Mint Gin Cooler by The Broken Bread
Berries and spritzers never go wrong together. This also comes with a recipe for cucumber and mint simple syrup, which you can try with other cocktail/mocktail concoctions – experiment and have fun!