Summer Cocktails

 

Take advantage of the warm summer evenings and the season’s fresh produce. Floral elderflower, juicy strawberries and aromatic basil lend themselves perfectly to the uplifting summer cocktail recipes below. Each cocktail has been developed in-house to harmoniously combine with the recently launched Cooper King Herb Gin. Dust off the garden furniture, make yourself a drink, and relax.

Explore other Cooper King cocktails and serves here.


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Deck Chair

Sit back and soak up the sun with this thirst-quenching delight by your side.

  • 4 fresh strawberries

  • 1 small fresh basil sprig

  • 50ml Cooper King Herb Gin

  • 10ml sugar syrup

  • 50ml lemonade

Reserve one strawberry for garnish. Muddle remaining strawberries and basil sprig in a cocktail shaker, add gin, sugar syrup, plenty of ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a rocks glass over 2 large ice cubes and top with lemonade. Garnish with the reserved strawberry.

Note: Feel free to mix things up and experiment with the variety of basil. Aristotle works beautifully, though sweet, Genovese and Thai would all create delicious variants of the drink.


Southside Fizz

The gin cousin of the classic mojito - simple yet delicious.

  • 1/2 a lime, cut into wedges

  • 5 fresh mint leaves 

  • 1 tsp white sugar

  • 50ml Cooper King Herb Gin

  • elderflower tonic

  • fresh mint sprig and lime wedge to garnish

Squeeze the lime wedges into a glass, then add the lime itself along with mint leaves and sugar. Muddle, add the gin and fill with crushed ice. Stir to mix and top with elderflower tonic. Garnish with the fresh mint sprig and lime wedge.

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Dry Summer

A citrus-forward cocktail with a satisfying hint of dry rosemary.

  • 1/3 a lime, cut into wedges

  • 1/2 medium orange, pulled into segments

  • 50ml Cooper King Herb Gin

  • 15ml elderflower cordial

  • 2ml rosemary bitters

  • lime peel to garnish

Squeeze the lime wedges into a cocktail shaker, then add the lime itself along with orange segments. Muddle until well juiced. Add the rest of the ingredients, plenty of ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lime peel.


Explore other Cooper King cocktails and serves here.