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Cool off with Coolings Cocktails!

Cool off with Coolings Cocktails!

This week (25th May – 31st May 2020) is national BBQ Week and with the lovely weather coming up this weekend, it’s the perfect time to indulge. We are sharing five of our favourite BBQ cocktails that you can make at home, using our Coolings herbs. Herbs are easy to grow at home and are useful to have on hand in the kitchen! To create the perfect BBQ setting, you can also shop for Barbecues and Garden Furniture from our online shop, or in store at Coolings Green & Pleasant.

These are our top 5 cocktails with herbs.

1. Grenadine Margarita – from The Margarita Mum

  • 45ml Tequila
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 30ml lime juice
  • Grenadine

Shake all ingredients together with some ice. Serve and garnish with fresh figs and thyme.


2. Mint Margarita – from Bocca Social

  • Ice
  • 50ml Tequila
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 20ml triple sec
  • Salt
  • Lime wedges
  • Mint

Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then dip it in salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the tequila, lime juice and triple sec. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold. Strain and garnish. Add two sprigs of mint for a twist on the classic !


3. French 75 Lavender Cocktail – from Jann Evrk

  • 20ml Lapsang Souchong smoked tea gin
  • 30ml Lavender cordial
  • Champagne
  • Lavender

Add the smoked tea gin to the lavender cordial and stir together. Top up with champagne and serve over ice. Garnish with lavender.


4. Strawberry Mint Smash – from Sarah Gualtieri

  • 2 strawberries, chopped
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 60ml gin
  • 30ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • 30ml club soda

Muddle strawberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake all ingredients in shaker and strain over ice. Top with club soda.


5. Rosemary Greyhound – from Moody Mixologist

  • 45ml oz gin
  • 15ml rosemary simple syrup
  • 60ml fresh pink grapefruit juice

Fill a glass with ice. Add the gin, syrup, and grapefruit juice and stir gently. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.