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4 Fresh, Fruity Cocktails to Cool You Down This Summer

Kaveri Jain puts together four refreshing alcoholic beverages made with delicious fruits to keep you cool this month.

Text and recipes by Kaveri Jain
Photography by Aadi Jain

There’s nothing like a delicious cool cocktail and some interesting company to liven up hot summer nights. Try these heady mixtures made with seasonal fruits and quality spirits.


Ingredients (for 1):
30 ml Monkey Shoulder Whiskey
10 ml Dry Vermouth
20 ml Sweet Vermouth
A dash of orange bitters
Mandarin slices for garnish

Add the whiskey and both vermouths to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with bitters and garnish with a Mandarin slice.



Watermelon Mojito

Ingredients (for 1):
Few mint leaves
1 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
100 gm seedless watermelon
A few watermelon balls for garnish
60 ml Bacardi rum

In a shaker, muddle the mint, lime juice, honey and watermelon. Add rum and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with watermelon balls and mint leaves.



Gin and Tonic

Ingredients (for 1):
60 ml Bombay Sapphire Gin
90 ml tonic water
5 blueberries
Sliced mandarins

Pour the gin into a glass filled 3/4th with ice. Throw in the berries and a mandarin wheel into the glass. Top up with tonic water.



Dirty Martini

Ingredients (for 1):
60 ml Vodka
15 ml Dry Vermouth
10 ml olive brine
Olives and lemon zest to garnish

Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with olives and lemon zest.

First published in eShe’s June 2019 issue

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