Top 7 Summerish Ideas for Cocktails from Moskvaer’s Wine Expert: Simple but Super-tasty

Summer is the best season to look for your favorite cocktail recipes and ingredients. Most cocktails are served chilled, and ice is what you need on hot summer days, right?

For those of you who have gardens and who enjoy the summer sun setting surrounded by peaceful nature, the Moskvaer cocktail list is a good possibility to look at your garden from a different angle and to understand that there is no fruit or vegetable that can’t be used in a cocktail mix.

Let’s start our journey with mint, tea and berries, as the cool summer cocktail ingredients.

Iced Tea Sangria

Add wine to your iced tea for the best summer drink.

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What you need:

6 glasses of sweet tea
1 bottle of white wine
2 glasses of raspberries
2 glasses of sliced peaches
Fresh mint leaves

What you need to do:

Mix the sweet tea and wine. Add fruit and let it chill for a night. Serve in a cute glass and garnish with mint and a peach slice.

The Moroccan Mint Tea Mojito

What is the coolest spice of summer? Who will bring you cool-from-ocean breath and the freshness of mountains? It is always and absolutely mint.

What you need:

1 part infused rum (Add 30g tea per bottle of rum. Allow a few days for the rum to sit to become cold and infuse.)
2 parts lime juice
10ml of your favorite syrup

What you need to do:

First of all, always shake all the ingredients well with ice until they are chilled enough. Double strain before putting it into a Collins glass and add soda. Garnish with fresh a mint leaf.

Watermelon Martini

For many of us, eating watermelon all summer long is what summer is all about. Watermelon–what else can be better? A Watermelon Martini in a cocktail glass, will blow your mind this summer.

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What you need:

30ml of vodka
15ml of your favorite syrup
5 Pieces of fresh watermelon

What you need to do:

Mix the sugar syrup and watermelon well. Add vodka, shake well and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with thin watermelon slices.

Strawberry-Basil Bourbon Lemonade

The fact that you find ripe strawberries in your garden is the first sign that indicates summer has arrived.

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What you need:

200 grams of strawberry babushka’s jam
250ml of bourbon
300ml of ice-cold water
100ml of fresh lemon juice
30ml of your favourite  bitters
12-15 basil leaves
8-10 basil sprigs

What you need to do:

Mix the syrup, bourbon, water, lemon juice, and bitters well, then stir for a few minutes,  add basil leaves and stir again. Garnish with a basil sprig and big ice cubes.

Cucumber & Rosemary Gin & Tonic

Tomatoes and cucumbers, are a refreshing salad mix, and they are still refreshing in summer cocktails. And also Gin and Tonic cocktails are my personal getaway from wine, don’t tell the wine.

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What you need:

1 part gin,
2-3 parts tonic water
Cucumber
Lemon
Rosemary sprigs
A good squeeze of fresh lime juice
Several sprigs of fresh rosemary

What you need to do:

Put the gin, lime juice, rosemary, and cucumber (slice your cucumber into whatever size and shape you wish) into a huge glass and mix them together, then strain the cocktail into a new glass, add tonic water. Garnish with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs.

Bloody Marusya

A Bloody Marusya, one of the good ways to cure your hungover on a sunny Sunday brunch. You can even choose your favorite spirit! I always prefer gin in my Bloody Marusya, but it’s all a personal taste matter.

What you need:

1 part vodka/tequila/gin
2 parts tomato juice

What you need to do:

Shake all the ingredients well with ice until they are chilled enough. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a few drops of Tabasco sauce, and salt and pepper as you like. Garnish with a few pieces of celery.

And last but not least.

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Prosecco is so popuplar right now, so there is no way we could stand the chance of not finding a good place for it on the Moskvaer Summer Cocktail list.

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What you need:

3 parts chilled Prosecco,
1 part chilled Limoncello liqueur,
Frozen raspberries
Fresh mint

What you need to do:

Mix the Prosecco and Limoncello well, strain into a glass with a quarter full of frozen raspberries and garnish with mint.

Have a great summer and remember that like a good wine, cocktails need to have a balance of sweetness, aroma, length and sharpness. And also with cocktails, your taste and palette have great advantages, because you are the head mixologist, who chooses how sweet and sharp your cocktail is made.

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