Summery cocktails for when you're bored of an Aperol Spritz

This simple cocktail is a smooth mix of sour cherries and gin, lathered in ginger ale and garnished with a lime wedge.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml gin
  • 6 sour cherries
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 14ml of fresh lime juice
  • Ginger Ale
  • A lime wedge.

Directions:

Combine the cherries and sugar cube into a cocktail shaker, then mix until the sugar is broken down. Add lime juice and gin, and then shake. Strain into glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and garnish with lime wedge – simple!

Negroni

Fancy a bit of vermouth?

Ingredients:

  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml vermouth
  • 25ml Campari
  • 1 orange

Directions:

To make, you pour the gin, sweet vermouth and Campari over ice and stir. Get to your preferred taste and then grate a zest of orange over the glass and add citrus to the concoction. Classy.

The Mexican Mule

Fancy a little Central American flair? Try this beauty.

Ingredients:

  • 55ml Vodka
  • 14ml Lime juice
  • 20ml Pineapple juice
  • 14ml  ginger syrup

Directions:

Throw the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and stir. Strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with a splash of rum for extra kick.

Sidecar

If you want to be fancy, but still a bit rough around the edges, here’s the drink.

Ingredients:

  • 40ml Cognac
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar

Directions:

Create the rough edges by coating the rim of a cocktail glass. Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and stir. Gently pour into the glass and garnish with orange peel.

Old Fashioned

Are you more Don Draper than Harvey Specter?

Either way, you could just try this, well, old fashioned cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces (60ml) bourbon or rye whiskey

Try to add an Orange or Luxardo cherry to finish in style.

The Sicilian Firing Squad

Bloody. Of course.

Ingredients:

  • 30ml mezcal
  • 30ml blood orange liqueur
  • 15ml grenadine
  • 30ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

To make this potion you should combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel.

Oh, and add a cherry. Thank us later.

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