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Mix it up this summer with bar manager Alex's top cocktails for sipping in the sunshine.
The strawberry is a classic summer fruit and is the perfect ingredient to give your daiquiri a fruit twist. In a blender, add 100ml of golden rum, six fresh strawberries, 40ml lime juice, a dash of sugar syrup and 25ml of strawberry liqueur. Add ten ice cubes and blend for twenty seconds. Fill a jug up and pour this berry delightful drink for two, best served in the garden with a side of sunshine!
This elegant tipple blends the fragrant flavour of elderflower with the tartness of the apple to create a wonderfully refreshing cocktail. Choose your favourite gin and pour a large measure into a hurricane cocktail glass. Add elderflower cordial to taste along with apple juice and a squeeze of fresh lime. Shake and add slices of cucumber to garnish. This cocktail is a great variation from the classic G&T and perfect for gin lovers.
For a Cornish take on a much-loved cocktail, we like to use Cornish Rock Gin - a smooth, dry gin handmade in north Cornwall. To embrace the taste of Cornwall in your negroni, add a large measure of gin, 25ml of Knightor rose vermouth and campari to a lowball glass. Add a squeeze of fresh orange and a little grenadine to sweeten to taste. This bright orange beverage was made to sip outside on a sun lounger or around the barbeque.
Nothing shouts summer more than an ice cold G&T in the garden. Flavoured gin really has stolen the hearts of the nation and we're not surprised! Instead of buying a bottle of your favourite flavour, why not infuse your own? A little like a pornstar martini but fruitier, shake a large measure of gin, a dash of lime, a dribble of vanilla syrup and add passion fruit puree. Pour it all into a big gin copa glass and top with tonic. Not a fan of passionfruit? Try a raspberry and cranberry gin by adding raspberry puree and cranberry juice.
(Alex's top tip - buy dessert fruit coulis from a supermarket and use this in your creation, it tastes amazing!)
Sweet meets sour in this bright and beautiful Alverton special. To recreate our 'Summer in the Courtyard' cocktail, add a large measure of Pinkster gin with a half shot of apple liqueur, pear vodka and chase elderflower liqueur. Shake with half a shot of lime juice, 50ml of cranberry juice and slices of cucumber. Strain into a sling glass and top with sparkling water.
Let Alex and the bar team shake up your Friday evening with two for £10 cocktails during our Summer Garden Sessions (for ticket holders only.) Sink hand-crafted cocktails in the sun, listen to live music overlooking our private gardens and dine al fresco style with delicious delights from our grill. Tickets available here.