Refreshing Summer Cocktails

Enjoy these cocktails for your upcoming summer barbeque or brunch. Best had with pyjamas and friends!

Camomile Gin Cocktail

Camomile tea, flowers, candles…you name it. Let’s make this pretty flower shine in your next cocktail! Known for calming nerves and soothing souls, this drink will definitely wake you up.


8 servings:

  • 1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers or 12 chamomile tea bags
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups London dry gin
  • 3 /4 cup fresh lemon juice


  1. Mix chamomile and 6 Tbsp. very hot water in a medium bowl. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in honey; mash chamomile with a wooden spoon. Let cool slightly. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher, pressing on solids to release liquid. Discard solids in a sieve. Add gin, lemon juice, and 4 cups of ice to the pitcher.

  2. Stir until ice is melted. Divide among chilled coupe glasses.

Strawberry Gin Smash

Strawberries are in season! Invite your friends and create a Strawberry Gin Smash pitcher for a fun and cooling drink.


For a pitcher:

  • 2  tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 limes, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups gin
  • 3 cups club soda
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish


  1. Muddle the sugar and limes in a pitcher that holds at least 8 cups (64 ounces). Set aside 6 to 8 small strawberries and make a small slice in their tips. Hull and slice the remaining strawberries and muddle the slices lightly with the sugar and lime juice.

  2. Stir in the gin and club soda and pack the pitcher full of ice. Add mint sprigs to garnish. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with a strawberry, slotted onto the edge of the glass.

et voila! Happy summer X