Citrus liqueur plus rum instantly transports anyone to a gorgeous beach: white sand, palm trees, balmy breezes, lounging in the sun… Our Turquoise Jewel is the go-to cocktail for summer lovers everywhere! The secret is in the blue curaçao, which gives the drink its gorgeously irresistible colour.
This citrus liqueur is named for Curaçao, an island in the Netherlands Antilles that is home to the bitter orange known as bigarade. The citrus liqueur is made using this orange’s rind, but its blue colour is simply a colouring tactic often used in the food industry.
In a wineglass containing ice cubes, combine citrus liqueur and rum. Top up with pineapple juice. Stir. Garnish with the kiwi slice.
No other fruit says summer quite like coconut! This exotic fruit par excellence has recently become a foodie favourite ingredient for amateurs – but mixologists have been using it in their concoctions for years. Our Orange Frost recipe is summer in a glass: sunshine, relaxation and tropical notes are just around the corner!
From cocktails to cuisine
Coconut-flavoured rum beverage can be used in a wide array of cocktails, but it’s also great in the kitchen! Use it to make a dipping sauce for grilled shrimp, or to make a glaze for barbecue chicken. Or liven up old favourites: It’s delicious poured over vanilla ice cream, in smoothies, flans, clafoutis, cakes and fruit salads. Coconut-flavoured rum is a versatile spirit you should always have on hand!
90 mL (3 oz) white rum
30 mL (1 oz) coconut-flavoured rum
150 mL(5 oz) mango juice, cold
60 mL (2 oz) orange juice, cold
15 mL (1/2 oz) grenadine syrup
4 or 5 ice cubes
2 basil leaves, for garnish
Combine all ingredients, except the basil leaves, in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into two old-fashioned glasses. Gently rub the basil leaves (to release their aromas) and add one as garnish to each glass.
Refreshing summer punch is a great option for entertaining friends over drinks. Our Summer Lightning punch combines vodka, citrus, rhubarb and cranberry juice – a unique mix of southern and northern flavours! Sparkling wine gives it pep, while the fruit lends a yummy tropical twist. A recipe that is sure to please all your guests!
5 to 6 drinks
375 mL (1 1/2 cups) sparkling wine
125 mL (1/2 cup) vodka
375 mL (1 1/2 cups) red cranberry juice
1 lime, sliced
1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 pink grapefruit, sliced
1 stalk rhubarb, chopped (optional)
2 or 3 giant ice cubes
In a pitcher filled with the fruit, combine the vodka and cranberry juice. Let stand for five minutes. Just before serving, add ice cubes and top up with sparkling wine. Gently stir using a mixing spoon. Pour into highball glasses.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: David De Stefano
ILLUSTRATIONS: Valérie Bertrand