summer cocktails

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The summer weather is finally upon us! The temperatures are rising, the shades and sun cream are coming out, and the dresses and shorts are getting – well – shorter. What’s more, you can’t beat having a nice drink in this beautiful summer weather, and a few cocktails can really make for a fun night out in the summer. But what are the trendiest, hottest cocktails around this summer? Let’s check some out!

Let’s begin with the Pornstar Martini, which is proving to be a real treat on a night out. It’s sweet and sour, but it also has that exotic flair to it. Let’s face it, when it comes to a summer drink, you want to imagine yourself sitting on a beach under a palm tree, absorbing the warm European or Caribbean climate with a nice, cool, refreshing cocktail. By that criteria, and many others, the Pornstar Martini does the trick. Plus, there’s a shot of Prosecco on the side too, so that can’t be a bad thing either!

Still, you can’t beat the classics, and Sex On The Beach is still a favourite amongst the crowd here at Geordie Crawl. It looks so nice, and it tastes even more. It’s such a simple blend of vodka, peach schnapps and lemon juice, with a bit of cranberry and orange to top things off. Sure, it’s not a “new” drink, but it’s still really popular, and it’s an ideal summer drink. This drink provides the refreshment equivalent of the expression “sun, sea, sand and sex” in a drink form. If you happen to be drinking this while Sex On The Beach by T-Spoon comes on, even better!

The next one is more about a trend as opposed to one specific drink. Just as healthy foods and healthy diets are becoming more and more prominent in our everyday lives, so too are healthy cocktails, which bring together vegetables and vegetable juices as cocktail ingredients. The idea of a cocktail being a healthy alternative to regular alcoholic drinks sounds like a good idea to us, with one example being the beetroot shrub cocktail launched this year by Funkin’s King. Okay, so your first priority on a night out may be to have a good time no matter what, but if you’re health-conscious, or if you simply want your cocktail to maintain a healthy diet, then these are the way to go!

Let’s finish with a lesser-known cocktail which is gaining popularity, Aquavit. This is a Scandinavian drink which brings a dominant mixture of caraway seeds and dill seeds. Its name descends from Latin, and across the continent, it has already made a big impact, with Norway, Sweden and Denmark adopting it as one of its main national drinks. Now, with Aquavit really making its way into the British market, those who are already familiar with the cocktail are excitedly predicting big things for it, and it’s bound to be one of the key cocktails for us this year too. Why not sample some Aquavit on your summer night out here?

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