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Summer Cocktails

Cocktail recipes by award winning bartender, Adam Brewer.


Sparkling Mandarin

Ingredients

30mL Gin

40mL Freshly squeezed Australian mandarin juice

10mL Fresh lemon juice

10mL Sugar Syrup*


Method

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker add plenty of ice and shake.?Strain in to a champagne flute and top with Champagne (or ozzy sparkling to keep with the theme). 


*To make sugar syrup mix 2 parts white sugar to 1 part hot water and stir until dissolved.



Vanilla and Mandarin Crusta

Ingredients

40mL Brandy

10mL Triple Sec

60mL Freshly squeezed Australian mandarin juice

10mL Fresh lemon juice

10mL Vanilla sugar syrup**


Method

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker add plenty of ice and shake.


Serving suggestions:

Strain in to a wine glass filled with ice with a vanilla sugar rim**. Garnish with a mandarin horses neck***

 **To make vanilla sugar syrup mix 2 parts white sugar to 1 part hot water and stir until dissolved, then add 1 split vanilla bean for 24 hours.

 *** To create a horse neck peal 1 whole mandarin in a spiral motion and remove any pulp left attached to the skin. Place spiral in glass then fill with ice.



Mandarin Daiquiri

Ingredients

50mL White Rum

10mL Cherry Liqueur

40mL Freshly squeezed Australian mandarin juice

20mL Fresh lime juice

10mL Sugar Syrup*


Method

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker add plenty of ice and shake.


Serving suggestions:

Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

*To make sugar syrup mix 2 parts white sugar to 1 part hot water and stir until dissolved.


Thyme for Mandies Margarita

Ingredients

30mL Tequila

30mL Triple Sec

40mL Freshly squeezed Australian mandarin juice

10mL Fresh lemon juice

2 sprigs of fresh thyme


Method

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add heaps of ice and shake.


Serving suggestions:

Strain in to a martini glass or a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a salt rim.

What’s your favourite summer cocktail?