Try our 5 Favourite Summer Cocktails

Try our 5 Favourite Summer Cocktails

As the temperature rises in the northern hemisphere and the sun shines brighter, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a refreshing cocktail to beat the summer heat. However, it’s essential to make conscious choices to minimize our environmental impact. That’s where Eco Green Straws comes to the rescue! Our eco-friendly cocktail straws allow you to enjoy your favourite summer cocktails guilt-free. 

Try our favourite classic summer cocktail recipes that pair perfectly with Eco Green Straws, allowing you to enjoy your drinks guilt free while contributing to a greener planet – one sip at a time!

1. Tropical Paradise: A Refreshing Pineapple Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional, adjust to taste)
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple wedge and mint sprig for garnish
  • 1 x Eco Green Straw

2. Cooling Cucumber Gin Fizz: A Crisp and Invigorating Delight

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 4-5 cucumber slices
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp agave syrup or simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Cucumber slice and mint sprig for garnish
  • 1 x Eco Green Straw

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber slices to release their flavors.
  2. Add the gin, lime juice, pineapple and agave syrup to the shaker. Shake well to combine.
  3. Fill a glass with ice cubes and strain the cocktail mixture over the ice.
  4. Top off the glass with club soda.
  5. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a mint sprig.
  6. Place an Eco Green Straw in your glass and enjoy the cooling sensation.

3. Berry Bliss: A Burst of Summery Fruits

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp honey or agave syrup
  • Sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Berries and lemon slice for garnish
  • 1 x Eco Green Straw

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the mixed berries, vodka, lemon juice, and honey (or agave syrup). Blend until smooth.
  2. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the blended berry mixture into the glass.
  3. Top off the glass with Sprite or lemon-lime soda.
  4. Garnish with a few berries and a lemon slice.
  5. Add an Eco Green Straw to sip your way to berry bliss.

4. Classic Strawberry Daiquiri: Pretty in pink

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • Strawberry slice for garnish
  • 1 x Eco Green Straw

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the white rum, fresh strawberries, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Blend on high speed until smooth and well combined.
  3. Add ice cubes to the blender and blend again until the mixture has a slushy consistency.
  4. Taste the daiquiri and adjust the sweetness by adding more simple syrup if desired.
  5. Pour the strawberry daiquiri into a glass.
  6. Garnish with a strawberry slice.
  7. Pop an Eco Green Straw into your glass and enjoy sipping your delicious strawberry daiquiri!

Note: For a frozen strawberry daiquiri, you can also freeze the fresh strawberries ahead of time and omit the ice cubes during blending. This will create a thicker frozen texture.

5. Classic Long Island Iced Tea: For the brave and bold

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Cola (to top)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon wedge for garnish
  • Eco Green Straw

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker and shake well to mix and chill the ingredients.
  3. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  4. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass.
  5. Top off the glass with cola, leaving some space at the top.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavours.
  7. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
  8. Add an Eco Green Straw and enjoy your refreshing Long Island Iced Tea!

With these delightful summer cocktail recipes and Eco Green Straws as your preferred cocktail straw, you can enjoy your favourite drinks while being kind to the environment. By opting for eco-friendly alternatives like these straws, you’re taking a step towards reducing plastic waste and preserving our beautiful planet. So, gather your ingredients, prepare these refreshing cocktails, and let the Eco Green Straws be your sustainable companions throughout the summer. Cheers to a greener and more enjoyable summer!

Visit www.ecogreenstraws.com to order your eco-friendly straws from us!

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