Food and Drink Recipes

Summer Cocktails with Waitrose Cellar

Waitrose Summer Cocktail Peach Passion

I love a good cocktail. My favourites? French Martini and Mojito. Both are refreshingly light and when I’m in the mood for a drink, they are my ideal choice. When Waitrose Cellar contacted me to create my own Summer Cocktail using a Waitrose branded spirit, I challenged myself to try something different. While clinging to the hope that Summer may extend itself this year, I  challenged myself even more, I decided to make three different cocktails for different palettes. I incorporated fruit that I love into each cocktail as well as Polish Rye Vodka and the end result was great! I thought that the Rye Vodka would be a great spirit to use as it has a citrus flavour to it as well as being smooth.

Waitrose Summer Cocktail Polish Rye Vodka

Below are my three recipes and they should be quick & easy to make! Each recipe makes 1 cocktail (depending on your glass), so double up if you’re making more. Sharing is caring!

Grapefruit Fizz

  • 75ml Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 50ml Pink Grapefruit Lemonade
  • 50ml Polish Rye Vodka
  • Sugar for the rim of your cocktail glass (I coloured mine with some Pink Food Colouring)

Pop all of the liquid into your cocktail shaker with a handful of crushed ice. Shake well. Dip your cocktail glass into the coloured sugar to coat. Strain the cocktail into the glass & enjoy!

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Waitrose Summer Cocktail Grapefruit Fizz

Pomegranate Pamplemousse

  • 50ml Polish Rye Vodka
  • 100ml Pomegranate Juice
  • 25ml Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice

Pop all of the liquid into your cocktail shaker with a handful of crushed ice. Shake well. Strain the cocktail into the glass, garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit & enjoy!

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Waitrose Summer Cocktail Pomegranate Pamplemousse

 Peach Passion

  • 1 Peach, cored and de-skinned
  • 50ml Polish Rye Vodka
  • Small Handful of Raspberries
  • Small Handful of chopped Strawberries
  • Handful of Crushed Ice
  • Lemonade

Pop the peach into a food processor or blender and blend until it has reached a purée consistency. Add the purée to your cocktail shaker along with vodka, strawberries and raspberries. Shake well. Add ice to your glass and then pour mix into the glass, topping up with some lemonade.

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What is your favourite cocktail? Do you make cocktails at home? If you’re looking for some new inspiration, Waitrose Cellar have an online recipe page to help you create your perfect cocktail.

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2 Comments

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    last year's girl
    September 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

    That peach cocktail. Holy crap. I need it in my face NOW (okay maybe not, it’s 10am and I have a long day ahead).

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      ananyah
      September 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

      it was REALLY good and you couldn’t really taste how alcoholic it was which is rather bad a you’d end up adding another shot of vodka! heh! we need a cocktail evening, stat!

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