Cocktail Recipes for Warm Summer Days

I love being outside. And one of the best parts of the summer weather, is that it means patio season is in full force! So pull out those sundresses and dust off your sunglasses and sandals, it’s time to spend you days enjoying the beautiful outdoors. And to help you enjoy those warm summer days, here are my fave summer cocktails to try!

To start, we are going back to basics with Belvedere Vodka. Made from only the finest ingredients, Belvedere Vodka was created from 600 years of Polish vodka-making tradition created exclusively from Polish Dankowskie Rye and quadruple-distilled to create the perfect balance of character and purity; it is completely free of additives, including sugar or glycerin. For something simple, tasty, 100% natural and low in sugar, give this drink a try!

Belvedere Spritz
1 oz / 30 ml Belvedere
1 oz / 30 ml Lillet Blanc
2 Grapefruit slices
1 Sprig of thyme

Combine all ingredients in a Belvedere Spritz glass, over ice.
Top with equal parts of sparkling water and tonic water.
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One of my favouirte spirits for summer is gin because of its light and refreshing taste. This summer, we’re loving Boodles Gin and you should too. Boodles Gin is now offering an opportunity to win your very own butler. You can enter for a chance to ‘Win a Butler’ for a week to be on hand for any task, from polishing shoes and ironing shirts, to mixing the perfect Boodles cocktail. Visit www.boodlesbutler.ca to be entered for a chance to win.

The contest is open to residents of Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia.

PRINCE OF ORANGE

2 oz Boodles Gin
¾ oz Blood orange-coriander simple syrup
¾ oz Lemon
1 dash Bitters
2-3 Mint leaves

Combine all ingredients into a mixing vessel. Shake and fine strain into a large rocks glass. Garnish the rim of glass with mint sprig pulled through an orange peel.
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For those hoping to serve something a low maintenance, cool off with a cider from Strongbow.and Molson Canadian We’re loving their fun flavours that making party hosting and cottage getaways easy. Just chill and serve. Which flavour is your fave? We’re loving Strongbow Ginger because it pairs well with sweet and savoury snacks. Take a look at their recipe suggestions here!
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