Summer Sling
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Summer Sling
Cocktail recipe

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The Summer Sling cocktail is a refreshing, fruity beverage perfect for warm weather sipping. Served in a Hurricane glass, this drink features a delightful mix of coffee and cherry liqueurs, ... more The Summer Sling cocktail is a refreshing, fruity beverage perfect for warm weather sipping. Served in a Hurricane glass, this drink features a delightful mix of coffee and cherry liqueurs, amaretto, and the zesty addition of lemonade which gives it a sparkling punch. The inclusion of apple juice contributes to the cocktail's summer-inspired flavor profile, creating a harmonious blend of sweet and tart notes. With its cool and inviting appearance, the Summer Sling is ideal for those looking to unwind with a light yet flavorful cocktail.
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Coffee liqueur
Garnish
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Apple
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2.31% | 1.36 units *

Hurricane glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Summer Sling

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Place all ingredients other than the lemonade into a cocktail shaker
Shake and strain over ice into the glass then top up with lemonade
Garnish with a slice of apple and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Summer Sling?

The Summer Sling is best served in a hurricane glass, ideally chilled to enhance its flavors. Given its cold, refreshing nature, it's perfect for summertime enjoyment. Pour the mixture over ice, and don't forget to top it up with lemonade for that fizzy, refreshing touch.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute an ingredient in the Summer Sling if I don't have everything?

Yes, cocktail recipes can often be adapted based on what you have available. If you're missing cherry liqueur, consider using a raspberry liqueur for a similar fruity depth. If Amaretto isn't on hand, a nut-flavored syrup could provide a sweet, nutty profile, though it will be non-alcoholic. Always taste as you go to balance the flavors.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Summer Sling?

For a Summer Sling, garnishes that complement its fruity and refreshing profile are ideal. A slice of lemon or lime, a cherry, or even a sprig of mint can add to its visual appeal and enhance its flavors. Consider an apple slice to echo the apple juice in the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Summer Sling compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 2.31%, the Summer Sling is on the lower end of the spectrum compared to classic cocktails, which can range from 5% to 40% alcohol by volume (ABV). It's a lighter option, making it suitable for those who prefer a less potent drink or for daytime social occasions.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

Is there a particular time of year the Summer Sling is most enjoyed?

As suggested by its name, the Summer Sling is particularly enjoyable during the warmer months. Its refreshing blend of coffee liqueur, lemonade, apple juice, and cherry liqueur, topped with amaretto, makes it an ideal drink for summer pool parties, barbeques, or just cooling off after a hot day.

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