With the hot temperatures and summer sun, it can be hard to stay cool and relaxed! The best way to beat the heat is to create a custom summer-themed signature cocktail that will not only be refreshing but the talk of your next dinner party. Now, it may seem complicated, but it doesn’t need to be – you can custom create each part of your summer cocktail to make it completely personal.
Consider The Event
When creating your signature cocktail, this is an important point because you’ll want to base your drink around the event. So, for example, if you are creating a drink for a wedding, you would want to consider the color to match the event. On the other hand, if you are hosting a backyard summer bash, the flavor profile may be more important and will need to be tweaked as you create. No matter what event you’re hosting, take the time to chose a few key elements from the event that you want your drink to express.
Ingredients are one of the key points when making your signature cocktail, as they will make up the flavor of your drink. A great base for any cocktail is a lime or lemon sour mix that will give you something to build upon. Once you’ve decided on which one you prefer, from here, you would consider adding in your spirits, fresh fruit and berries, or tropical juices to layer on the flavour. Try to make your sour mix at home to give it a personal twist and make a large batch to make it easy to serve.
Choose Your Spirit
When choosing a spirit, you will want to first consider what type of event it will be served at and the general age and interest of the crowd you’ll be inviting. Some spirits that can be a crowd favorite are vodka, rum, bourbon, gin, or you could even go for a lighter option such as champagne or rosé. No matter what you choose, make sure to consider your guest list before you choose your spirit, as it will help you determine what works best for your evening ahead.
Use Creative Garnishes
As the final and most fun step, you need to create a custom garnish that pairs with your signature cocktail to bring the whole drink together. The only thing to remember when it comes to garnishes is that if you have a sour drink, you want to balance it with a sweet garnish or vice versa. By creating a balance of flavors, your cocktail will be deliciously refreshing and will impress anyone who decides to partake. If you are stuck for garnish ideas, consider items like lemons, limes, frozen berries, a salted rim or something more savoury like a sprig of fresh herbs.