The best cocktails for your summer garden party in 2017

Are you planning a special garden party in summer 2017? Then here are some of our favourite cocktail recipes that are always guaranteed to impress your guests!

 

The best simple cocktail recipes!

(Please click on each hyperlink for detailed information on ingredient quantities and other tips)

 

Coconut Gin and Tonic

Exotic and sweet, the Coconut Gin and Tonic cocktail from Minimalist Baker is incredibly simple to make. The basic recipe includes just four ingredients: gin, lime juice, coconut water and tonic water, although you can also give it a boost by garnishing it with a strong herb like basil or mint.

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This recipe can be made in seconds – all you need to do is put ice into a glass then add and mix the ingredients

 

The Coconut Margarita

Another simple recipe, the Coconut Margarita from allrecipes.com consists of shredded coconut, lime juice, coconut cream, tequila, liqueur such as Cointreau and a pinch of salt. This is another classic tropical cocktail mix that’s perfect for summer garden parties.

 

This recipe is best mixed in a blender until smooth.

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White Peach Sangria

Excellent for Spanish and Mediterranean-themed summer parties, the White Peach Sangria recipe from Maureen Petrosky on kitchn.com includes white sliced peaches, peach or apricot brandy, moscato wine, and peach seltzer water.

 

Stir the ingredients with a wooden spoon and pour into glasses, add ice, and garnish with two peach slices.

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Other great cocktail recipes!

 

Strawberry Daiquiri

Created by award-winning mixologist Andy Pearson, the Strawberry Daiquiri is intensely fruity and summery, perfect for garden parties. Use locally sourced fresh strawberries (English strawberries are in season throughout June, July and August!) and mix with white rum, white sugar, strawberry liqueur and lime juice.

 

This is another simple but sophisticated recipe that can be topped with half a strawberry for garnishing.

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Heirloom Tomato Mojito

From StarChefs.com, this summery cocktail recipe by Chicago-based chef Adam Seger includes lime (cut into quarters), heirloom tomato, green tomato, basil leaves and a basil sprig, salt and pepper, tonic water, Gran Centenario Plata Tequila, and balsamic vinegar.

Use the highest-quality tomatoes you can get hold, mix everything in a pint glass until juicy, and add ice to the top.

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You could also invent your own summer cocktails

With the essential ingredients – spirits, fresh herb leaves, liqueurs, syrups, fruits, and plenty of ice, you can easily invent your own cocktails and impress your guests, whichever summer venue you choose. Find out more on Summer Parties at The Garden Room at Syon Park.