Cocktails for an Indian Summer
**Disclaimer** Before you start to read this blog post, it is worth noting that it has been written in advance, during one of the most disappointing English summers that we have had in a while. So, it has been created in the hope of manifesting some sunshine in October! If we do not get an Indian summer, I apologise wholeheartedly!
The days may be shorter, but the sun is still shining its heart out, meaning that alfresco cocktails are staying firmly on the garden table! Here are some of the tastiest beverages for your late, late summer sipping!
A drink as short as the October days, the Indian Summer Shooter is a fun shot that is sure to help you make the most of every last drop of sunshine. Made up of Kahlua, vodka and pineapple juice, it is a fruity, creamy, layered combination that is incredibly moreish!
While we all love an Indian Summer, most of us recognize that a heatwave in October is not a usual occurrence – global warming is doing some crazy things to our weather! That is why this drink is so perfect for this occasion – this summer has certainly been nutty! This creamy combination of coconut rum, advocaat and amaretto has been blended with pineapple juice, cream and bitters for the most incredible taste sensation that tastes just wonderful in the unexpected sunshine.
If you have managed to wangle an afternoon off work to spend time in the autumn sunshine, then you need to celebrate with something a little extra special. This Moet Margarita is just the thing, bringing together Grand Marnier, tequila and champagne with lime juice and sugar syrup to create your favourite cocktail with bubbles!
Wave the summer goodbye in style, with a drink that will make you forget an Indian summer even happened! You’ll only need one of these to get you dancing on the tabletops, since this drink is a potent mix of almost anything you might have in your cocktail cupboard, including vodka, gin, rum, tequila and blue curacao, topped with 7up to give it a sweeter edge so that this drink is actually rather palatable!
It doesn’t matter how important your plans may have been, when the sun makes a late appearance, you stop what you are doing and head outside to enjoy a lazy, hazy afternoon. A cocktail made for this very situation, this drink incorporates Pisang Ambon, Southern Comfort, orange juice and lemonade to create a fruity, fizzy concoction that tastes best when you are truly relaxed and warm.
The phenomenon of the Indian Summer is used to describe a warm period of weather in the autumn, that reminds us of the joys of the hotter months. The term is believed to have been coined due to the fact that native Americans always seemed to find the warmest weathers, so that they could enjoy summer all year round.