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3 MUST-TRY Cocktails for Summer 2019

3 MUST-TRY Cocktails for Summer 2019

It is HOT in Toronto right now. Not just any old hot, the sticky and humid kind of hot that makes you crave an ice cold drink and the AC on full blast. So, safe to say we’ve been enjoying said ice cold drink or two (or five) over the last few weeks, and I thought I’d share some of my favourite discoveries with you. One of them is a twist on a classic, and the other two are fun and innovative ways to use some of the wines and liquors you may already have at home! And in regular Canadian Creative fashion, they’re all under 10 ingredients. Check em’ out:

RUM PUNCH

  • 1oz Mount Gay Eclipse Silver

  • 1oz Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1oz Orange Syrup

  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

  • Ice

GARNISH: Slice of Orange or Grapefruit

SERVE IN: Low-ball Glass

STEPS - Combine Bitters and Orange Syrup in the bottom of the glass. Pour in Rum, and Lime Juice. Add ice and stir. Garnish.

x Jessica Lam @ Playa Cabana Hacienda

x Jessica Lam @ Playa Cabana Hacienda

ONE IN A MELON

  • 1oz Grey Goose Vodka

  • 1oz Watermelon Syrup

  • 1oz Lime Juice

  • 5 fresh mint leaves

  • 3oz Soda Water

  • Ice

GARNISH: Slice of Watermelon, Sprig of mint

SERVE IN: Wine Glass

STEPS - Add ingredients to shaker and add ice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Double strain over fresh ice. Top with Soda Water, stir. Garnish.

FOR HOMEMADE WATERMELON SYRUP - Bring 2 cups of water and 2 cups of simple syrup to a boil, add 1 whole watermelon diced. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, add the mixture to blender. Blend until smooth. Strain and enjoy.

x Pomp & Circumstance @ Lavelle

x Pomp & Circumstance @ Lavelle

BOTTEGA SPRITZ

  • 1.5oz Limoncello

  • 2.5oz Bottega Gold Prosecco Doc

  • 1oz Soda Water

  • Half Glass of Ice

GARNISH: Slice of Lemon, Sprig of mint

SERVE IN: Wine Glass

STEPS - Fill glass with ice. Pour in Prosecco, Limoncello, and Soda water. Stir well. Garnish.

x Notable Life

x Notable Life

Which of these three are you most excited to try? Obviously, all three are delicious. I’m busy building up my bar cart right now and I’ll take all the help I can get, so let me know your fave summer cocktail in the comments. It’s looking pretty bare right now, so get commenting!

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