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Summer cocktail recipes to match your favourite vape flavours

Summer cocktail recipes to match your favourite vape flavours

11 May 2022 - Warmer weather and longer days can only mean one thing – summer is on the horizon.

Whether you’re jetting off to sandy beaches or soaking up the sun in the garden, nothing complements a sunkissed day quite like a cocktail. If you’ve been wanting to try some new aperitifs but are lacking inspiration, don’t worry – blu is here to give you some refreshing drink recipes, based off of your favourite summer vape flavours.

So, are you ready for a summer soiree? Get your shorts and flip flops at the ready as we share some classic cocktail recipes inspired by our most sunny e-liquids and liquidpods.

If you like Green Apple, why not try an Appletini?

Appletini

Ingredients:

  • 50ml vodka
  • 15ml apple schnapps
  • 15ml apple juice
  • 10ml lemon juice

Immortalised by J.D from Scrubs, this sweet and tasty 90’s favourite is summer in drink form. One of the most popular fruit martinis, the appletini is fresh and light on the palette. Don’t be fooled by its delicate flavours though; this vodka-heavy cocktail packs a punch.

Simply mix vodka, apple schnapps, apple juice and lemon juice together in a cocktail shaker before straining into a martini glass. Finish off with an apple slice to garnish and you’re good to go. For best results, freeze the martini glass beforehand.

If you like Berry Swirl, why not try a Triple Berry Margarita?

berry margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups tequila
  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 1.5 pints raspberries
  • ½ pint blackberries
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2.5 cups ice

Berries rank among the best cocktail ingredients for the summer thanks to their sweetness and tart finish, and this margarita is packed with three types of berries, meaning it must be good!

Before mixing, add sugar to the rim of your chosen glass. Next, mix your berries and lime juice in a blender until pureed. Strain this mixture and then add to the blender along with tequila and ice until smooth. Garnish with lime and voila; a berry cocktail that hits the spot.

For a more slush-like consistency, leave the ingredients in the blender for longer with additional ice just before serving.

If you like Cherry Crush, why not try a Cherry Gin Sling?

cherry gin sling

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gin
  • 1/3 cup Cointreau
  • 1.3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup sour cherry syrup (if homemade - 1/2 cup sour cherries, ¼ cup sour cherry spread, ½ cup water, and lemon zest)
  • Angostura bitters
  • Sparkling water
  • Limes

Cherry season is here! A sweet and sour variation of the Singapore sling, this concoction has a sour-cherry syrup base and is perfect for gin lovers.

The key to a good sour cherry gin sling is the syrup. While you can purchase pre-made syrup, homemade gives the cocktail an extra edge. To make the syrup yourself, bring your cherries, spread, water and lemon zest to the boil in a saucepan before covering and simmering for around half an hour.

Then, cool the syrup and then take a large pitcher. Put your gin, Cointreau, 4 dashes of bitters and sparkling water into the pitcher and combine with the syrup. Pour over rocks and garnish with lime.

If you like Mango Apricot, why not try an Apricot Mango Martini

apricot mango cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 45ml dry gin
  • 22.5ml apricot brandy liqueur
  • 22.5ml mango puree
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml cane sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes orange Angostura bitters

This tropical tipple is tailor-made for summer parties. To prepare this exotic martini, begin with a shaker filled with ice cubes. Combine all ingredients at once and shake until smooth.

Then, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and finish with a mango garnish. A simple to make cocktail packed with complex tastes, this is a vibrant and lively thirst-quencher.

If you like Strawberry Mint, why not try a Strawberry Mojito?

strawberry mojito

Ingredients:

  • 350ml white rum
  • 600ml sparkling water
  • 10 strawberries
  • 2 chopped limes
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 mint sprigs
  • Ice

This classic combination of white rum, mint, lime and sugar, with the addition of seasonal fruit, provides a lovely, sweet taste with a minty finish.

The first step of a good mojito is to place the strawberries and mint into a glass and muddle them together. You’ll know they’re ready once they’re congealed and juicy.

Next, get your ice, lime juice and rum into the glass and stir. Be careful not to stir overly vigorously to keep the mint away from the surface. Finally, top up the remainder of the glass with sparkling water and some more ice for a bubbly summer drink.

If you like Tropic Tonic, why not try a Pineapple Gin & Tonic?

pinapple gin tonic

Ingredients:

  • 50ml gin
  • 50ml pineapple juice
  • Tonic water
  • Ice
  • Pineapple for garnish (optional)

When you’re lounging in the sun, you want a drink that’s easy to make and incredibly flavoursome, and a pineapple gin and tonic fits the bill perfectly. Made up of a mere four ingredients (or five, if you want pineapple for garnish), you receive maximum refreshment for minimal effort.

Start by adding a glass with ice before following up with your gin and pineapple. Next, fill the rest with tonic water. Give it a stir, add your garnish, and you’re done!

Vape-liquid-inspired cocktail recipes from blu

And there we have it, some cocktail inspiration to take your BBQs and get-togethers to the next level.

Been inspired to try a new summery e-liquid or liquidpod? Browse our vape liquid selection.

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