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Thirst-quenching cocktails for this summer

Deccan Chronicle.| Anjali Kochhar

Published on: May 3, 2023 | Updated on: May 3, 2023
Here are some simple recipes that can be made at home. (Representational Image)

Here are some simple recipes that can be made at home. (Representational Image)

Nothing beats a well-crafted summer drink to cool you down and lift your spirits, whether you’re sitting by the pool, hosting a BBQ, or simply enjoying a lazy day in the sun. So, raise a glass to summer and immerse yourself in the world of delectable cocktails that will make your taste buds dance with delight. These recipes are simple and can be made at home.

Summer Fizz

The recipe is shared by the chefs of All Saints, Khar, Mumbai


  • 2 to 3 pieces of Cucumber chunks
  • ¼ cup Coriander leaves
  • 1 cup Fresh orange juice
  • ¾ cup Lime juice
  • 3 teaspoon Gomme syrup

Preparation :

  • Pour orange juice, lime juice, gomme syrup into a cocktail shaker
  • Give it a good shake
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves & cucumber chunks

This refreshing drink combines the hydrating properties of cucumber with the antioxidants of coriander and fresh orange juice. Perfect for summer, it helps flush toxins and keep you cool.

Yuzu Yuka

This recipe is shared by Roboto, Goa


  • White rum- 45ML
  • Yuzu lime sour - 45ML
  • Citric solution- 5ML


  • Shaken
  • Glass - Coupe
  • Garnish - Edible flower

This refreshing summer cocktail features the bright and tangy flavours of yuzu and lime, balanced with a touch of citric solution and garnished with a delicate edible flower.

Coconut And Mango Collins

This recipe is shared by The Pink Elephant, Hyderabad

  • Ingredients:Bacardi White Rum - 60 ml
  • Homemade Fresh Alphonso Mango & Coconut Marmalade - 2 teaspoon
  • Roasted Almond & Pepper Bitters - 4 drops
  • Lemon Juice - 15 ml
  • Simple Syrup - 10 ml


  • Shaken and double strain it into the chilled old fashion glass
  • Add an ice cube and it's ready.

This summer cocktail features fresh Alphonso mango and coconut marmalade, adding a tropical twist to the classic rum and lemon juice base. The bitters and simple syrup balance the sweetness for a refreshing sip.

Truffle hunter

This recipe is shared by Oleander Farms, Karjat


  • Tequila 450 ml
  • Fresh watermelon juice 300 ml
  • Strawberry 100 gm
  • Citric acid 20 ml
  • Agave 45ml
  • Truffle oil 15 ml


  • Blend Tequila, fresh watermelon juice, strawberry, citric acid & agave in a blender.
  • Strain it and then add truffle oil
  • Freeze the whole batch for 5 hours approx and remove and strain out the oil
  • Add citric acid & water stir and dissolve it
  • Garnish with watermelon slice

This drink is all about refreshing hydration and detoxification in the summer. The combination of cucumber, coriander, and fresh orange juice provides antioxidants and Vitamin C for a cool and healthy drink.

Farm Fresh Picante

This recipe is shared by Oleander Farms, Karjat


  • 60 ml Tequila
  • 15 ml Green apple juice
  • 4 sliced cucumber
  • 2 slice pickled Jalapeno
  • 2 slice fresh Jalapeno
  • 30 ml Lime
  • 20 ml Agave
  • 5 Cilantro leaves
  • 5ml Jalapeno brine


  • Pour tequila, green apple juice
  • Muddle shake & double strain.
  • Serve in a baseless rock glass with Chilly & salt rim with green jalapeños slice as garnish

This drink is all about the trend of agave-based cocktails for a low-calorie, flavorful summer sip. With complex flavour profiles, these cocktails offer versatility and creativity, perfect for experimentation and new twists on classics.

One Family LIIT

This recipe is shared by Social, Mumbai

  • LIIT mix -120ml (Vodka+Gin+Tequilla+Rum)
  • Blue curacao-5 ml
  • Passion fruit syrup- 15ml
  • Sweet and Sour -30 ml


  • Topped up with Redbull Energy Drink
  • Garnished with a Dehydrated Orange slice

This summer cocktail packs a punch with vodka, gin, tequila, and rum, combined with fruity passion and blue curacao syrup and Redbull garnished with a zesty orange slice.

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