Refreshing cocktail: tasty, nice and useful
In a hot, hot summer, one of the perfect ways to cool off and relax is a refreshing cocktail. This method is chosen by many people in conjunction with other methods of summer recreation.
Summer cocktails can be dairy, fruitor vegetable. There are recipes based on such drinks as tea, mineral water or kvass. Of course, there are also many cocktails with the addition of alcohol. But then everyone chooses those tastes that will be to their liking. Consider the most unusual and interesting taste combinations.
To prepare 8 servings of this drink you will need: 2 ripe peaches, 2 tablespoons chopped ginger, 1 glass of sugar, 16 leaves of fresh mint and 2 liters of mineral water.
Cooking method. In a medium-sized saucepan, add a glass of water, ginger and sugar and heat to a light boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. The resulting syrup is removed from the fire, covered with a lid and set aside for half an hour.
Next, take a bowl of medium size and strainsyrup through a sieve using a tablespoon to squeeze the juice of ginger. Cover the bowl with food film and put it in the refrigerator. If the syrup remains, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
We spread slices of peaches in glasses,add about 2 tablespoons of syrup in each, add ice cubes and fill with mineral water. Decorate cocktails with 2 mint leaves and enjoy the taste.
Another rather unusual, but very tastyrefreshing cocktail (non-alcoholic). For this recipe we need: 1 cup of ordinary water, 1 cup of sugar, 1 glass of basil leaves, 2 cups of unsweetened cranberry juice, ¼ cup of fresh lime juice, 1 liter of chilled mineral water, 4 slices of lime, 1 glass of fresh cranberries.
Cooking method. In a medium-sized saucepan, prepare the syrup: plain water + sugar, bring to a boil. Add half a glass of basil leaves and remove the pan from the fire, leave for 20 minutes.
Filter the syrup and let it cool for an hour. At this time in the pitcher (jug) we connect cranberry juice, lime juice and add syrup. Then, to the resulting mixture, add mineral water, slices of lime and the remaining basil (half glass).
When serving at the bottom of the glass we put ice cubes,pour the spritz, add a little more sparkling water to give freshness and decorate with basil leaves. Berry refreshing cocktails look very harmonious on the table, because they have a beautiful color.
Pineapple cooler with tequila
And this refreshing alcoholic cocktail even carriesthe name "cooler", which means in translation from English "freshener". The recipe was coined by the director for drinks and co-owner of the restaurant dell "Anima in New York.
Ingredients: ¾ cup of water, ¾ cup sugar, 1 small pineapple, ¼ jalapeno pod, ¾ cup of golden tequila, ¾ cups of silver tequila, juice of two limes (about ¼ cup), 8 glasses of chipped ice, and 1 peel of lime.
Preparation. In a small saucepan, after moderate heat, we prepare the syrup from water and sugar, bring it to a boil and wait for the sugar to dissolve. We put it aside.
In a large pitcher we interrupt the pineapple with jalapenos in puree with a blender, add tequila, our chilled syrup and lime juice.
In our glass-filled glasses, add our refreshing cocktail. We decorate with a spiral from the lime peel and serve it on the table.
Summer refreshing cocktails can be prepared and on kvass, or rather, consider the option of making strawberry kvass.
To do this, take: 1 kg of strawberries, 5 liters of water, 100 grams of sugar, 25 grams of yeast, 25 grams of honey, 2 tablespoons of raisins, and citric acid at the tip of the knife.
We sort through and wash the berries. Squeeze the juice, cake is not thrown away, but put into a pan and poured with water. This mixture is brought to a boil, remove from heat and leave for 10 minutes. Filter.
Stir in the juice of strawberries yeast, sugar, honey and citric acid, mix and add to our water basis. Then leave somewhere in a warm place for a couple of days.
When kvass is ready, we pour it on bottles, we add several raisins to each. Keep this drink tightly closed in a cool place.
Refreshing cocktail Cucumber Agua Fresca
For this cocktail you will need the followingIngredients: syrup (water + sugar), 5 medium-sized cucumbers (pre-cleaned and large-sliced, we separately leave rings for decoration), 4 glasses of cold water, 1.5 cups of sliced ginger, 0.5 glasses of fresh lime juice and ice.
Prepare the syrup, as described in the recipes above. And then we prepare the cocktail itself: we collect in the blender ingredients (cucumbers, ginger and a little water). Blender, until the cucumber is completely puree.
Next, we filter the obtained mixture well andthrow out the remaining cake. Add 4 tablespoons syrup and lime juice. We serve cocktails with ice. You can also add mint leaves, they also add freshness and decorate a refreshing cocktail.</ p>>