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Cool cocktails for the hot summer

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMJessica Harrison/Gleaner Writer
Campari lovers, this one is for you. The ‘Sunset Spritz’.
Wata-Melon, Nothing to do with the brand ‘wata’ but everything to do with or widely loved dialect.
The ‘Xamayca’ drink is sweet and will take you on a smooth ride to tropical paradise.
Not sweet but refreshing. Try the ‘Gin Spritz’

The summer heat is right around the corner and the drinks will be flowing, regardless of the occasion. Sure, a cold beer usually suffices, and, of course, your regular rum and coke isn’t half-bad, but how about some refreshing cocktails that are simple to make and affords you the opportunity to show off your bartending skills? Gossett Brown, bar supervisor at RockHouse Hotel, was recognised as the 2018 Bartender of the Year, and he had no problem sharing a few summery cocktail recipes with us. We did the hard work, and now all your crew has to do is choose the resident bartender and have some fun.


Gin Spritz

1oz tanqueray gin

1/2oz Homemade rum liqueur

1/4oz freshly squeezed lime juice



Mix together, pour, and top with Wycliff Brut California Champagne.



11/2 oz Tequila Blanco

1/2oz ginger wine

1oz sorrel Juice

1/2oz lime Juice



Pour all ingredients into a tall jar and stir to combine.

Garnish with hibiscus flower petal.


Sunset Spritz

1oz Campari

1/2oz Homemade rum liqueur

2slices orange



Add orange slices to a Cabernet wine glass and lightly muddle.

Add ice and other ingredients and stir. Garnish with orange slice.

Top with Wycliff Brut California Champagne.



11/2oz Skyy Vodka

2oz watermelon-basil juice

1/2oz simple syrup

1/4oz lime juice



Freeze watermelon-basil juice into ice cubes.

Add watermelon-basil ice into shaker, pour the other ingredients and shake vigorously.

Serve up in martini glass

Garnish with slapped basil leaf.