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4 Cocktail Picks For The Patio


4 Cocktail Picks For The Patio

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Nothing quite compares to a cold drink on a scorching day, particularly when you are kicking back in the cozy confines of your backyard oasis.

And if you’re in the mood to get creative with your drink selections this season, we’ve got 6 unique cocktails you can try!

4 Cocktail Picks For The Patio

Mint Julep

This iconic drink is a frosty, and refreshing option. Packed with taste and cold enough to cut through even the hottest days.

  • 20-24 large mint leaves , plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups bourbon
  • ice cubes

Sparkling Ginger Lemonade

This delightful cooler sparkles, literally and figuratively, and is packed with flavours. Easy to make and easier to enjoy!

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 cups club soda, chilled
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • Lemon slices and fresh mint, optional

Cucumber Gin Smash

On the refreshing scale, this unique creation might rank a ten out of ten. Combining a few cucumber slices with a shot of gin makes for a cool concotion.

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 4 basil sprigs
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Club soda

Mango Orange Quencher

Perfect as a replacement for a mimosa, this radiant cocktail looks good on any table.

  • 4 cups mango nectar
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled
  • Shot of Vodka
  • Lime slices, optional

Have a Cocktail @ The Queens

Of course, you could leave the drink slinging to the experts, and spend the evening at the Queens.

Their menu includes a range of classic cocktails, including Sangria, Orange Mojitos and Watermelon Sugar High. More than enough to satisfy your savory drink cravings.

If pub fare is more your speed, they’ve got their usual quality selection of spirits and draught beers, which will taste all the better with a hearty meal.

What’s Your Favourite Summer Cocktail? Let Us Know In The Comments!

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