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Happy Friday! Not long to go now…

Here at Woman’s Own we can’t wait for 5 o’clock and what better way to celebrate the weekend then with some new summer cocktails?

Autumn may be creeping up on us, but let’s make the most of the next few sunny weeks!

We’ve all heard of Cosmos, Daiquiris and, if you’re really going for it, Long Island Iced Tea, but what about the mixologist’s new favourites?

Here are a few suggestions how to make the new summer cocktails:

 

1. Strawberry Berryoska


How to new summer cocktails

This fruity little number is perfect for lazy summer evenings. Be warned though, they’re extremely moreish…

YOU WILL NEED

6 shots of vodka

12 strawberries

2 cups of lemonade

Strawberries, orange and lime to garnish

Serves 4

HOW TO DO IT

1. Muddle the strawberries at the bottom of a glass. you’re going to need a big one for this – either a large circular glass or heavy-bottomed tumbler.

2. Add crushed ice, vodka and lemonade.

3. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and a refreshing slice of lime or orange.

 

2. Mint margarita 

mint margaritaThought mint was reserved for Mojitos? It works wonderfully as a twist on a magarita too!

YOU WILL NEED

1/2 cup of chopped mint leaves

1/2 teaspoon of salt

4 cups of crushed ice

4 shots of tequila

The juice of 8 limes

4  shots of triple sec

Serves 4

HOW TO DO IT

1. In the bottom of a large pitcher, crush together mint and salt, pressing with the back of a wooden spoon.

2. Add ice, tequila, lime juice, and Triple Sec, stirring vigorously.

3. Serve in short tumblers or wine glasses.

 

3. Watermelon Gin Fizz

Watermeloncocktail

Summer cocktails don’t come more refreshing than this!

YOU WILL NEED

5 cups of watermelon

2 cups of ginger beer

6 shots of gin

2 limes

Serves 4

HOW TO DO IT

1. Cut the lime and watermelon into wedges before squeezing the juice of 2 limes into each glass and adding the watermelon.

2. Add ice, gin and chilled ginger beer.

3. Serve with mint to garnish.

Give them a go tonight! 

By Lauren Hughes

 

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