Cocktails
A colourful summer

A colourful summer

Make room for creativity and all the gorgeous flavours of summer: citrus, coconut, mango and pineapple, oh my! Here’s everything you need to know about how to make the coolest cocktails on the block!

Turquoise jewel

Seaside dreaming

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.

Why curaçao?

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.

1 drink

Ingredients
60 mL (2 oz) citrus liqueur (like Blue curaçao)
15 mL (1/2 oz) white, or dark, rum
150 mL (5 oz) pineapple juice Ice cubes
1 kiwi slice, for garnish

Preparation
In a wineglass containing ice cubes, combine citrus liqueur and rum. Top up with pineapple juice. Stir. Garnish with the kiwi slice.

Marie Brizard Curaçao Bleu

$20.30

Marie Brizard Curaçao Bleu

Citrus liqueur750 mlFrance
Marie Brizard Curaçao Bleu

Marie Brizard Curaçao Bleu

$20.30

Citrus liqueur750 mlFranceSAQ code : 00195370

Decor ideas

Lend a tropical tone to your next get-together. A blue-and-white colour scheme (tablecloths, napkins, accessories) and a smattering of pebbles and seashells will help transform your terrace into a vacation paradise!

 

Orange frost

Coco-licious!

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!

2 drinks

Ingredients
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

Preparation
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.

Malibu

$24.20

Malibu

Alcoholic beverage750 mlCanada
Malibu

Malibu

$24.20

Alcoholic beverage750 mlCanada, OntarioSAQ code : 00477836

Summer lightning

Full-on fruit

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

Ingredients
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

Preparation
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.

Fiol Prosecco

$15.60

Fiol Prosecco

Sparkling wine750 mlItaly
Fiol Prosecco

Fiol Prosecco

$15.60

Sparkling wine750 mlItaly, VenetoSAQ code : 12999333

Tips

To preserve this punch’s flavour and to avoid diluting it with the ice cubes, use giant ice cubes (made in muffin tins) instead of the usual small ones. And don’t make your punch too far in advance. Most important to remember: Don’t add the sparkling wine until you’re ready to serve it!

 

Try our summer inspired cocktails!

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: David De Stefano
ILLUSTRATIONS: Valérie Bertrand

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