Can’t decide between a margarita and martini? Then try our Margatini! Your guests will love this new take on two timeless classics, and its frostiness is perfectly refreshing on those hot summer days. Lookwise, keep it simple with beautiful basil or fresh mint leaves or lime wedges. Really want to make a lasting impression? Decorate your glass with spiraled citrus zest for a more sophisticated look!
You can’t go wrong with gin!
Gin never goes out of style–mixologists use it in a variety of delicious cocktails, and local distilleries offer a whole range of refined products with distinctive flavours.
Rum for every occasion
Reminiscent of the laid-back, festive atmosphere of the tropics, white rum is a terrace drink staple. In fact, it’s the base of several classic exotic cocktails such as daiquiris, pina coladas, and mojitos, and combines well with fruit juices (grapefruit, orange, peach, pineapple). Having guests over? You can serve some exotic fruit punch (pineapple or mango, for example).
Fresh herbs in syrup
Summer is the season for fresh herbs: mint, basil, tarragon, thyme... Use them to garnish your cocktails or for easy syrups that are sure to take your alcoholic drinks, like our Tropical Paradise cocktail, to new heights. Plus, they’re so easy to make! Simply combine equal parts water and sugar and bring to a boil. Add the herb of your choice, let it infuse, and strain. This syrup keeps in the fridge for up to two weeks. Use it to add a splash of flavour to your bubbly or mojito!
If you’re curious or feeling bold, El Diablo will surely live up to your expectations. It starts with the classic tequila and lime duo, to which is added blackcurrant liqueur for some sweetness, and ginger ale for some extra spice. A unique, perfectly balanced cocktail!
If you like agave-based spirits, then you’re in for a treat, cause tequila is back in the limelight. And distillers, mixologists, and even some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, like George Clooney and Justin Timberlake, have taken an interest in high-end tequila.
Did you know?
The El Diablo cocktail was created by Victor Jules Bergeron, aka Trader Vic, a popular Californian restauranteur from the 1930s. He was also the mastermind behind the Mai Tai, a staple Tiki cocktail.
Photos: Valeria Bismar
Illustrations: Valérie Bertrand