Another long weekend is approaching, and there’s no better time to kick back, relax, and pour yourself something a little more chic than a Coors Lite. With this sticky summer heat and chaotic news cycle, you’ve earned it. Here are the recipes for some of our favourite summer cocktails.

 

 

APEROL SPRITZ

Thanks to this year’s marketing blitz by Campari, this Italian wine-based cocktail is hitting it big with millennials. Traditionally served as an aperitif, this grown-up orange soda is perfect for happy hour.

What you’ll need:

1 bottle of chilled Prosecco – we love FIOL
1 bottle of Campari’s Aperol Liquor
Soda
Ice cubes
Slices of orange

How to make it:

According to the Aperol Spritz Ritual, this glass of sweet sunshine can be made in four steps. First, fill a wine glass with ice. Then combine your Prosecco and Aperol in equal parts. Add a dash of soda (more if you want to water it down, none if you are hard-core) and garnish with an orange slice. La dolce vita!

 

 

GIN & TONIC

A staple drink for any occasion, everyone should know how to master a G&T. It’s completely customizable, providing a blank canvas for a wide selection of garnishes, but for now, we’re sticking to what we know works best: the refreshing flare of cucumber and basil.

What you’ll need:

1 bottle of Gin – our pick is the Beefeater London Dry
1 can of tonic water
Ice cubes
Sliced cucumber
Fresh basil

How to make it:

Add ice to your glass. Pour one shot of gin, and add in about 1/2 a can of tonic water. Pop in some slices of cucumber and a sprig of basil and stir.

 

 

 

 

COSMOPOLITAN

There’s never been a better time to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic series, and to celebrate we’re toasting with the girls’ signature drink.

 

What you’ll need:

1 bottle of Vodka – our choice is the Grey Goose L’Orange
1 bottle of Cointreau
Cranberry juice
Lime
Slice of orange or an orange peel twist for garnish

How to make it:

To make the cocktail, combine 1 shot of vodka, 1 shot of cranberry juice, 1/2 shot of Cointreau, and the juice from a 1/4 of a lime in a shaker glass with ice and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with orange.

 

 

 

MOËT ICE

This “recipe” isn’t necessarily a cocktail, but a new champagne experience meant to be enjoyed over ice. The new drink for the legendary Moët combines new flavours to the brand’s signature style. The drink is made from a mix of meticulously selected wines. It is mainly Pinot Noir (40-50%), used for its intense fruitiness and structure. The next profile (30-40%) is Pinot Meunier is full and fleshy for a rich, melting sensation. The final wine is Chardonnay (10-20%) which provides a refreshing finish.

The drink is a deep gold colour and tastes like tropical fruits (mango, guava), stonefruits (nectarine), and a base of raspberry. The drink is a generous palate that serves a captivating blend of sweetness and acidity.

What you’ll need:

1 bottle of Moët Ice
Ice cubes

How to make it:

Fill a glass with ice then pour in your Moët. Sweet simplicity.

 

 

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