Ruby Red Cocktails to Celebrate July

Now that we are well into those long summer days, balmy evenings in the garden and parties in the park always seem like a good idea! Of course, you’ll need a few signature cocktails to cement that free-spirited mood, and since the ruby is the birthstone of July, it makes sense to theme your beverages around that deep red colour.

Raspberry Martini

This deliciously fruity concoction makes good use of those ripe raspberries that are readily available at this time of year. Muddling these gorgeous berries with sugar helps to release the juices and create a fabulous base for the vodka and Chambord. Of course, it should be garnished with a few extra raspberries and it looks just gorgeous served in a traditional martini glass.

Cosmopolitan

The undisputed (by me) queen of the red cocktails, the Cosmopolitan is the signature drink of Carrie Bradshaw and a classy drink for any social gathering. This is another beverage that makes use of a martini glass, but instead of raspberries, the fruity flavour comes courtesy of lime and cranberry juice. Add a little lemon vodka and cointreau for a citrus punch and you have a cocktail that tastes just like summer in a glass.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Is it even summer if you haven’t yet sipped on a strawberry daiquiri? A treat to be saved for the warmest of days, this red delight is easy to make but it does require a blender and needs to be enjoyed quickly before it melts! Blend rum, lemon juice, strawberries and Creme de Fraises with ice to create an adult slush drink that nobody can resist.

Bloody Mary

Traditionally thought of as the ultimate hangover cure, the Bloody Mary also makes an acceptable cocktail for late morning brunches! As the name suggests, the colour is blood-red, thanks to the tomato juice . This drink also contains vodka, lemon juice, pepper, tabasco sauce, and Worcestershire sauce, making for an unusual recipe list with surprisingly tasty results.

Sangria

Sangria is to summer, what Mulled Wine is to winter – it is impossible to get through the season unless you have made at least one batch of a red wine punch! A great choice for lazy days by the seaside, this Spanish delicacy will take you to a costa in your mind if you can’t get there in body. As well as red wine, this cocktail also contains brandy, orange juice, lemon juice, soda water, sugar syrup and orange curacao for a fruity twist.

There are so many red cocktails to choose from, but this list shows some of the most popular, ensuring happy smiling faces at any garden parties this July. If you have a birthday in this month, or you know someone that does, these drinks make suitable ruby themed options for their ruby birthstone.

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Raspberry Martini
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In a cocktail glass muddle the ten raspberries with the sugar syrup until you've got a nice pulp. Add in the vodka and Chambord and shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with a couple of raspberries on a stick before serving. ...
In a cocktail glass muddle the ten raspberries with the sugar syrup until ...
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Cosmopolitan
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The origins of the Cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the drink was created independently by different bartenders since the 1970s. It is generally recognised that John Caine brought the drink to San Francisco around 1987 from the Midwest. The same year in Manhattan, the ...
The origins of the Cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the ...
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Strawberry Daiquiri
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In a blender add the strawberries, lemon juice, crème de fraise and the white rum. Blend for 10-15 seconds until the ice and liquids are properly mixes. Pour into a cocktail glass and serve with a garnish of strawberry on the side. ...
In a blender add the strawberries, lemon juice, crème de fraise and the white ...
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Bloody Mary
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Love it or hate it, the Bloody Mary is a staple of any good cocktail bar. In a mixing glass with ice add all the ingredients. Stir gently to mix before pouring into a lowball glass. Garnish with a stick of celery and serve. ...
Love it or hate it, the Bloody Mary is a staple of any good cocktail bar. In a ...
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Sangria
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This classic Spanish drink is a great mix of red wine and fruits. Simple, yet delicious. Stir all the ingredients except the soda water together in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into an ice-filled wine glass and top up with a splash of soda water. Garnish with slices of strawberry, orange and ...
This classic Spanish drink is a great mix of red wine and fruits. Simple, yet ...
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Hi, I am Suzanna. I would describe myself as a bit of a foodie with a side-interest in fancy cocktails. Anything sweet and alcoholic and I'm in! I am also an avid writer, proofreader and editor and work freelance through the website People per Hour.

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