Cocktails to Make You Happy!

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August is surely the very best month of the year. School is out, the sun is shining and the spirit of summer is well and truly ingrained in us all. Weekends in August are made for outdoor fun, whether that is found in sporting activities, lazy picnics or garden parties with lots of cocktails! We have put together a list of cocktails that embrace the joy of this warm month.

Almond Joy

Bringing candy vibes to your summer evening, the Almond Joy is an irresistible mix of Amaretto, Malibu, cream and Crème de Cacao, making for a smooth, decadent drink
that tastes divine. Don’t be fooled by the silky, sweet flavour – it might not
taste like it, but this is a milkshake with a punch. One or two of these and
you will be feeling more joyful than ever!

Happy Days

August is full of happy days, which is why this cocktail is such a fitting tribute! This blend of vodka, peach schnapps, grapefruit juice and pineapple juice will bring tropical vibes to your garden parties. This fruity beverage tastes best in the sunshine, where it seems to soak up the vitamin D to make for the most delicious finish. Of course, ice-cold is the only way to serve this drink.

Smiley’s Lemonade

Some summer afternoons call for shots, and in the happy month of August, Smiley’s Lemonade seems to be the perfect fit. This fizzy, raspberry vodka-based shot combines
with raspberry lemonade for a fruity treat that will boost your sociable garden
gatherings.

Happy Hour

Earlier this year, in his high-profile court case, Johnny Depp suggested that happy hour could be any time of the day. With this delicious cocktail, you are sure to agree! White rum and strawberry liqueur take care of the happy part, while the addition of pineapple juice, red bull and lime turns the mixture into a sweet, fruity blend that is easy to enjoy and will give you a spring in your step.

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Blissfully Basil

They say simple pleasures are the best ones, which is why this fuss-free cocktail is
sure to bring a smile to your face! Made of vodka, lemon juice and fresh basil,
this is a cocktail that tastes incredible in the sunshine, with fruity notes
and herby tones in a smooth, liquid package.

Of course, you can enjoy these drinks at any time of year – there is no limit on happiness
or the cocktails that celebrate it! Get the good vibes flowing whether you are
enjoying your free time with a group of people or alone in the sunshine.


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A well-chosen garnish can enhance both the flavor and appearance of your cocktail. Beyond the visual appeal, garnishes like citrus twists, olives, or cocktail onions can subtly influence the overall taste profile of your drink. Practice techniques like expressing a citrus peel to release the aromatic oils over the drink, enhancing its aroma and flavor.

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