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Refreshing cocktails to keep you cool

How about a combination of squeezed lemon juice or cucumber slices to keep you fresh this summer? Try these refreshing beverages that can be easily prepared at home.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2010 01:46 IST

DrinkPimm’s Cup



Ingredients:

2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

1/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice

4 1/4-inch-thick cucumber slices

3 lemon wheels

1 orange wheel

1/4 apple, cut into chunks

6 thin slices of pear

6 ounces ginger ale



Method:

1. Place Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, lemon juice and all of the fruit into a 16-ounce glass.

2. Add ice to fill and ginger ale, and stir lightly.

3. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a mint sprig.

Caipirinha

Ingredients:


1 lime


A dash of simple syrup


1 1/4 ounces cachaca


A dash of soda water



Method:

1. Slice the lime into eighths and muddle with simple syrup.


2. Add ice and top with a dash of soda water.


3. Garnish with the lime you used.



French 75

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces of gin


2 teaspoons of superfine sugar


1 1/2 ounces of lemon juice


4 ounces of chilled champagne


1 orange slice


1 maraschino cherry



Method:

1. In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine gin, sugar and lemon juice. Shake well.


2. Pour into a Collins glass and top with the champagne. Stir well and garnish with orange slice and the cherry.

-MCT