Spring in Australia, the nights are getting longer, the surf is slack and the sun is warm… perfect for drinking cocktails at home! (You could literally make, pretty much this statement anytime of the year 😉
However, we have below picked a few of our favourite cocktails for this time of year, spring suited whistle wetters to try making at home!
Making cocktails at home is such a simple, (cheaper than going out) and fun thing to do at home. We often have a group of mates over, grommets in tow and running around the lawn. The adults all kick around in the kitchen or on the deck and we make a few cocktails on a sunny Sunday arvo. It’s a dream!
So here are 5 Amazing Spring Cocktails you could find at our place this time of year
- Pornstar Martini
- Perfect spritz
- Piña colada
I always think of passion fruit cocktails as crowd pleasers, it’s pretty hard to find someone that hates passion fruit. This Martini is fruity, punchy and perfect this time of year.
If you have someone who wants a slightly less stiff drink top it off with some bubbles!
- 2 ripe passion fruits
- 60ml vanilla vodka – Normal vodka will suffice
- 30ml Passoa
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp sugar syrup
Take the seeds from one of the passion fruits into a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, passoa, lime juice and sugar syrup. Add a handful of ice and shake well. ‘Like a polaroid picture’.
Strain into 2 martini glasses, garnish with passion fruit and add some bubbles if you are that way inclined.
The perfect Cocktail for this time of year, or for any summer barbecue or party. This classic cocktail is made with Cachaça, lime and sugar. Serve with fresh wedges of lime
- 2 limes (extra limes to garnish also optional)
- 6 tbsp golden caster sugar
- 200ml Cachaça
- few handfuls crushed ice
Put the lime wedges in a large jug with the sugar, then use a muddler or the end of a rolling pin to break them down. The idea is to juice the limes essentially. This will then dissolve the sugar forming your syrup.
Divide the syrup and cachaça between four glasses, then top with the crushed ice.
Garnish with extra lime, grab some sunglasses, hop in the pool and enjoy.
I saw my first Michelada in Mexico and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. Spicy, refreshing perfect for any barbecue and great with grilled meats and seafood.
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- juice ½ lime
- 3 shakes hot sauce
- 1 Bottle of Corona
Mix 1 tsp each salt, chilli powder and black pepper on a plate, wipe the rim of the glass with a slice of lime and roll in the spice mix.
Add ice, juice ½ lime and 3 shakes hot sauce, then top up with a Corona. Sometimes in Mex they will simply turn the Corona bottle upside down and serve it bottom up! (this is how I first saw it in Mexico)
Blood Orange Aperol spritz
Is it us or are you seeing Aperol Spritz everywhere? Well either way we are stoked, we love to ‘Spritz’! Such an easy drink to put away, delicious and they just look so good!
- Blood orange
Pour a glass of prosecco over some ice, top it off with some Aperol and a slice of blood orange. Now slap a straw in there and off you go!
Such a classic cocktail, we always think of old school movies or even Del Boy form Only fools and horses if you remember that far back,
A tropical trio of rich coconut cream, white rum and tangy pineapple
- 120ml pineapple juice
- 60ml white rum
- 60ml coconut cream
- Fresh Pineapple to garnish
- Huge sunnies
- A bad Floral Shirt
- 1 large gold chain
- Pink Umbrella
Pulse all the ingredients along with a handful of ice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with fresh pineapple, pineapple leaves and a tacky pink umbrella. Then throw on a huge pair of sunnies, a bad floral summer shirt and a large gold chain. 😉
Have you got a few favourite Spring/Summer cocktails that you would like to tell us about?
We would love to hear about your recipes in the comments below,