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Summer Cocktails Your Friends Won't Forget About

Summertime is full of backyard parties, holidays, and other opportunities to have fun with friends and family. It is also a time for delicious food and refreshing cocktails. Impress your loved ones with unforgettable cocktails that are sure to treat their taste buds. Let's explore some popular choices for cocktail recipes this summer!

1. The Lychee Explosion

For an Asian-inspired cocktail that has the fruity summer flavour you expect, try this lychee recipe. Make a martini with two shots of vodka, 2 shots of lychee juice (fresh or concentrated), and one shot of vermouth. Put in a shaker filled with ice and give it a strong shake for about 20 seconds. Garnish your lychee explosion with lychees and edible flowers. It is a delicious and refreshing drink that keeps guests satisfied. It is a creative variation of traditional summer staples such as beer and wine coolers.

2. Island Espresso Elixir

For a stimulating summertime shot of caffeine, this espresso drink is a great way to have a "pick-me-up." Start by combining ice cubes, one shot of coffee liqueur, one shot of rum, one shot of coconut or almond liqueur, a touch of vanilla extract, and a pinch of nutmeg. Shake vigorously in a shaker for about 20 seconds until you see a bit of foam. It is a sweet and bitter, caramel-flavoured, coffee drink that will feel invigorating. Garnish your glass with coffee beans or serve with a piece of chocolate.

3. Berry Margarita

For a fun twist on a traditional margarita, try this fruity and delicious cocktail that will help you cool off from the heat. Take a margarita or martini glass, invert the rim, and dip it into salt. In a shaker, pour one shot of blackberry juice, one shot of cherry juice, 1/2 shot of crushed raspberries, one shot of tequila, one shot of triple sec, and a squeeze of lime juice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds and pour into the glass. Garnish with a wheel of fresh lime and pour with ice. It is a great way to enjoy a margarita with a twist!

4. Watermelon Punch

Nothing says summer more than watermelon. To make this cocktail, you will need watermelon pulp, a shot of gin, and a shot of mint liqueur. Chill all ingredients in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Blend the ingredients until smooth and serve in a glass with sparkling rosé. Garnish your glass with lime wedges and watermelon chunks. You may also use mint leaves to decorate your cocktail. It is a fruity and minty cocktail that goes well with just about anything.

Find fresh ingredients at Famous Foods

At Famous Foods, we have all the fresh ingredients and liquors you need to create fun and refreshing cocktails this summer. For more than 80 years, we have brought the Vancouver community quality foods including organic brands, local produce, and other high-rated products for any occasion. Visit your favourite grocery store in Vancouver today for all your summer needs!

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