Commend the season with these basic summer mixed drinks. From solidified beverages to frosty mugs and tropical blended mixed drinks, there's something for each mind-set, gathering, and occasion this late spring. It is a little hot and rainy at the same time outside, which means it'll be time to craft yourself a cool cocktail filled with ice to get rid of the sweat and the heat. After all, you don't want a drink that's best served inside a dark, quiet, and noisy bar counter. You need a drink that transports you to a shaded veranda overlooking the ocean or a rooftop patio as the sunsets. Sounds nice, right? So, need some boozy alternatives? If summer and beer are music to your ears, then look no further as we serve up some cool cocktails with your favourite drink.
Two Lost Souls Swimming in a Fish Bowl
Tequila : 60 ml
Lime juice : 25 ml
Triple Sec : 25 ml
Bottle of beer of your choice
Shake tequila, lime juice and triple sec in a cocktail shaker. Serve the mixture over ice with a chilled beer placed upside down.
By Nilesh Patel, Beverage Head, Social (pan India)
Beer Basil Smash
Whiskey : 45 ml
Lime : 15 ml
Sugar : 10 ml
Beer : 150 ml
Lemonade : 120 ml
Mint : 6 to 8
Cucumber : for garnish
BeerGlass : for serving
Add whiskey, lime, sugar, beer, lemonade, mint, and ice in a cocktail mixer and shake. Pour it into a beer glass containing pieces of cucumber.
By Disha Mankikar, Restaurant Manager, JW Marriott Hotel, Bangalore
Basically Badass Blonde
Blonde ale : 300 ml
Smirnoff : 30 ml
Cranberry juice : 90 ml
Basil leaves : 10 for garnish
Glassware beer goblet : For serving
Muddle the basil. Add vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice. Top up with blonde beer.
By Sathya Billa, Bartender, The Pump House, Bangalore