The heatwave has hit Britain and many of you will be wanting something more than an average chilled drink to cool you down. Here at WATC, we have put together our top 5 frozen cocktails to enjoy throughout the summer months. All of these cocktails are blended with ice and are just the thing you need in the sun.
If you’re strapped for time, you can find many pre-mixed versions of frozen cocktails (add liquor and ice), but they are just not the same as homemade drinks with fresh fruit. All the fruits are currently in season and the best they will be – so why not use them!
While on the cocktail hype, why not pop in to One Under Lime and try WeAreTheCity’s very own cocktail, created by the bar’s lovely team! One Under Lime is one of Square Mile’s most popular venues, serving food from 8am.
Or if you fancy making it for yourself, the recipe is below – don’t forget to share your WATC cocktail creations with us on Facebook or Twitter.
A fresh, light and fragrant cocktail – the perfect drink for the end of a summer’s day.
6 mint leaves
Our Top 5 Frozen Cocktails
Like the original margarita but with a frozen twist! This icy cocktail has a nice and light, sour lime taste making it refreshing but easy to sip away in the summer heat. There are also many more variations of flavours – just adjust to suit your own taste.
1 cup of ice
1½ oz tequila
½ oz triple sec
½ oz lime juice
3 oz sour mix
Lime wedge for garnish
Salt for rimming glass (optional)
First made in Puerto Rico back in 1952, this creamy cocktail will instantly transport you to a sandy beach. This drink is an all-time favourite due to its creamy and fruity taste, garnished with a wedge of pineapple and sometimes the occasional glacé cherry.
2 oz white rum
6 oz pineapple juice
1½ oz cream of coconut
1 oz heavy cream
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Pineapple wedge for garnish
One of the most famous rum-based. Cuban cocktails. Traditionally, it’s made with just five ingredients of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavours complements the potent kick of the rum – making this highball cocktail a summer favourite.
1½ oz white rum
6 leaves of mint
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
When made correctly, the Cosmo delivers a delicious kick of sweet and sour flavours. The smooth vodka is complemented by a splash of cranberry juice, orangey Cointreau and a squeeze of fresh lime to finish. The result should be a pale pink colour – any darker and it will be too sweet. The frozen version is perfect to serve on a warm day!
4½ oz (135ml) vodka or citrus vodka
½ cup (240ml) cranberry juice cocktail
¼ cup (60ml) triple sec or Cointreau
1½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
Slither of lime to garnish
The Daiquiri is incredibly popular and is a perfect summer cocktail! This boozy fresh fruit smoothie is easy to drink with its sweet, strawberry flavour – frozen to cool you down and strawberry on the side to nibble after.
2 oz light rum
½ ounce triple sec orange liqueur
1 ounce lime juice
½ teaspoon sugar
1 cup of ice
½ cup sliced strawberries (adjust to taste)