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Tropical cocktail recipes for a refreshing summer

As we are scorched by the summer heat, there’s nothing quite like the refreshing burst of flavour from a perfectly crafted cocktail. Bursting with tropical sweetness and vibrant hues, mango-infused concoctions are the epitome of summer indulgence. Whether you’re lounging poolside, hosting a backyard barbecue, or simply craving a taste of the exotic, these delicious concoctions are sure to elevate your summer gatherings to newer heights. So, grab your shaker, gather your ripest mangoes, and let’s cheers to a summer filled with sunshine and sensational sips!

1608’s Kick

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Savour the bold kick of Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey fused with zesty lime juice and delicate elderflower syrup, topped with a refreshing soda fizz.


45 ml Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey

15 ml Lime Juice

15 ml Elderflower Syrup

Soda – Top-up

Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.


Skylark Grapefruit Fizz

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Elevate your evening with the tantalising blend of Tenjaku Gin, tangy lime juice, and sweet simple syrup, crowned with the vibrant zest of grapefruit and a splash of soda for a sparkling finish.


45ml Tenjaku Gin

20ml Lime Juice

20ml Simple Syrup

60ml Grapefruit Juice

Top-up with Soda

Orange Wheel

Method: Shake all ingredients apart from Soda and strain into a glass with ice. Top up with soda and garnish with an orange wheel

Devil’s Rhapsody

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Indulge in the devilishly delightful fusion of Lucifer’s Gold Whisky, fiery ginger liqueur, and a harmonious melody of lime and honey, finished with a flourish of aromatic bitters and a sprig of fresh mint for a tantalising symphony of flavours.


60ml Lucifer’s Gold Whisky

25ml Ginger Liqueur

15ml Fresh Lime Juice

15ml Honey Syrup (Equal Parts Honey and Warm Water, Mixed)

2 Dashes of Spiced Route Aromatic Bitters

Mint Sprig (Garnish)

Method: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and add ice and stir for 20 seconds. Pour the mixture into a glass and garnish it with mint sprig.

Cuervo Tropical Sunrise

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Embrace the vibrant hues of sunrise with Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila and the citrusy embrace of fresh orange juice, kissed by a hint of grenadine for a tropical twist that transports you to paradise.


60ml Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila

120-150ml Fresh Orange Juice

5ml Grenadine Syrup

Method: Built up in a Hi-ball or Collins glass.

RSV Delight

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Experience the crispness of Russian Standard Vodka blended with the luscious sweetness of ripe mangoes, creating a refreshing martini perfect for any summer soirée.


60ml Russian Standard Vodka
30ml mango nectar or puree
15ml triple sec
Ice cubes
Mango slice for (Garnish)

Method: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, pour in Russian Standard Vodka, mango nectar, and triple sec and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of mango on the rim.

Aam Punch

Embrace the tropical vibes with this mango-infused rum punch, featuring a harmonious blend of Viva El Ron White Rum, mango, and citrus flavours that is perfect for summer gatherings.


60ml Viva El Ron White Rum
30ml mango juice
30ml pineapple juice
15ml lime juice
15ml simple syrup

Method: Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, Viva El Ron White Rum, mango juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup and stir well. Top up with soda for a refreshing fizz and garnish with a pineapple slice and cherry.

Zara Flavia Dmello


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