The Top 6 European Summer Cocktails

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? For many people, it's all about spending time outdoors and soaking up the sun. And there's no better place to do that than in Europe.


As the weather gets warmer and summertime approaches, cocktails become more and more popular. If you're looking to mix up your cocktail game, why not try one (or all!) of these trendy European drinks?


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Enjoy!


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Amalfi Affair - Italy (Negroni)

Italy is home to many great things and one of them is the Negroni. Have a love affair with this drink and Italy though, it’s not for everyone

Bitter - spirit forward

Ingredients:

  • Gin - 22.5ml / 0.75oz
  • Sweet Vermouth - 22.5ml / 0.75oz
  • Campari - 22.5ml / 0.75oz

Glass:

Old fashioned

Garnish:

Orange peel

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add all the ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice mix well

Strain into a ice filled old fashioned glass

Garnish with orange peel.

Soiree in St.Tropez - France (Kir Royale)

Jet set in the French riviera and let your taste buds taste luxury and royalty.

Dry - bubbly - hint of sweetness

Ingredients:

  • Creme de Cassis - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Dry Champagne - 150ml / 5oz

Glass:

Champagne flute

Garnish:

Lemon peel

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add creme de cassis in a chilled champagne flute glass 

Top up with dry champagne

Garnish with lemon peel.

Macarena in Madeira - Madeira,Portugal (Poncha)

Do the macarena in Madeira, travel via your taste buds to relish this dance of ingredients in a glass

Fruity - tangy

Ingredients:

  • Aguardiente - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Lemon juice - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Orange juice - 30ml / 1oz
  • Pink Grapefruit juice - 30ml / 1oz
  • Honey Syrup - 15ml / 0.5oz

Glass:

Collins 

Garnish:

Orange wedge

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add all the ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice mix well

Strain into a ice filled collins glass

Garnish with orange wedge.

Soho Pimm’s - London, England (Pimm’s Cup)

Talk a walk down the street or do a pub crawl, Pimm’s the very English pride is a must. Come along now, we don’t want to keep you waiting

Sweet - fizzy

Ingredients:

  • Pimm’s no 1- 60ml / 2oz
  • Lemon juice - 15ml / 0.5oz
  • Ginger Ale - 150ml / 5oz

Glass:

Collins 

Garnish:

Mint Sprig, Cucumber slice, Strawberry slice And (optional) orange and lemon wheel

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add pimm’s no 1 and lemon juice in a collins glass, add ice mix well

Top up with ginger ale 

Garnish with mint sprig, cucumber slice, strawberry slice and (optional) orange and lemon wheel.

Life in Ibiza -  Spain (Sangria)

Drop them EDM beats and turn the party up a notch. Feel welcome to the Spanish archipelago with a flamenco for a drink

Fresh - dry - sweet

Ingredients:

  • Dry Red wine - 750ml / 25oz
  • Brandy - 120ml / 4oz
  • Orange juice - 120ml / 4oz
  • Sugar - 2 tablespoon 

Glass:

Red wine 

Garnish:

Orange slice, Lemon slice and Apple Dice 

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add red wine, brandy, orange juice, and sugar in a large pitcher and mix well 

Add All the fruit garnishes into the pitcher, Stir the mixture and let it sit 24 hours in the refrigerator

Serve in a red wine glass with some fresh garnishes.

Grand Bolshoi - Russia (White Russian)

As elegant as the white swan in Swan Lake, this cocktail is like a perfect arabesque of taste notes

Rich - sweet

Ingredients:

  • Vodka - 45ml / 1.5oz
  • Kahlua - 15ml / 0.5oz

Glass:

Old fashioned 

Method:

Build

Steps:

Add vodka and kahlua in a mixing glass, add ice mix well

Strain into an ice filled old fashioned glass.

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