Summer Cocktails Sydney-side
There’s no doubt that the sweetest poolside accessory is a tasty summer cocktail, and why not pay tribute to Sydney’s stunning bar scene as we sip. To celebrate the mercury rising, here are our top 5 poolside cocktails for a refreshing summer- inspired by the city’s best bar picks:
1.The Ritz Cocktail, A Champagne Classic and another one of Oliver Stuart’s Bondi favourites:
20 ml Orange Juice
10 ml Lemon Juice
1 tsp Caster sugar
Chilled Champagne or sparkling wine to taste
Orange twist to serve
Combine and shake Cognac, juices and sugar, well in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a Champagne flute , top with champagne or sparkling wine before adding an orange twist. Enjoy!
45 ml Rock Melon Puree
10 ml Orgeat Syrup (almond syrup)
75 ml dry Prosecco
2 tsp finely ground smoked salt
Stir salt into 50 ml of hot water in a heatproof container, transfer to a bottle and reserve. This is your smoked salt solution.
In a chilled glass, add rockmelon puree, orgeat syrup and 5 ml of the smoked salt soloution, top with prosecco, stir gently and serve.
4 pitted black cherries
1 tbsp caster sugar
50 ml of Umeshu (Choya Umeshu available At Dan Murphys)
Cherries and icing sugar to serve
Press 4 pitted cherries with I tbsp of sugar in a highball glass. Add crushed ice, lime juice and umesha and stir. Top with soda water to taste, add more crushed ice and finally serve with a cherry and a dusting of icing sugar on top.
500ml Peach Nectar
Peach Liquer to taste
1 bottle of chilled Pink Moscato
Freeze peach nectar in container for 3-4 hours, or until firm.Using a fork, scrape frozen nectar into ice crystals and freeze again until required.