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Summer Breeze Cocktail Recipe

The Summer Breeze Cocktail is the epitome of a refreshing summer drink, perfect for those warm sunny days. Combining the botanicals of gin with the floral notes of elderflower liqueur and the zing of fresh lemon juice, this cocktail is topped off with sparkling water for a light, bubbly finish. Garnished with cucumber and rosemary, it’s not only delicious but also visually appealing. Keep reading to find out how to make it:

Classic Summer Breeze Fixings:
This cocktail features gin, elderflower liqueur, and fresh lemon juice. The elderflower liqueur adds a sweet floral flavour that complements the gin's botanicals perfectly.

A Refreshing Garnish:
The slice of cucumber adds a crisp, refreshing taste, while the sprig of rosemary brings a pleasant aromatic note to the drink.

YIELDS: 1 serving | PREP TIME: 5 mins | TOTAL TIME: 10 mins


  • 50ml Gin
  • 25ml Elderflower Liqueur
  • 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Slice of cucumber, for garnish
  • Sprig of rosemary, for garnish


  1. Prepare Your Glass: Start by chilling your favourite cocktail glass. You can do this by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes or filling it with ice water while you prepare the drink.

  2. Measure and Pour: In a cocktail shaker, measure out 50ml of gin, 25ml of elderflower liqueur, and 15ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

  3. Shake It Up: Fill the shaker with ice and shake well until the mixture is well-chilled and slightly frothy, about 15-20 seconds.

  4. Serve: Empty the ice or water from your chilled glass. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass.

  5. Top Up: Gently top up your cocktail with sparkling water to add a light and refreshing touch.

  6. Garnish: For the finishing touch, garnish your cocktail with a slice of cucumber and a sprig of rosemary.

  7. Enjoy: Take a moment to admire your creation, then sit back, relax, and enjoy your Summer Breeze cocktail. Cheers to a delightful summer!

Summer Breeze Cocktail Q&A

Why is the Summer Breeze Cocktail a classic?

The Summer Breeze Cocktail is a modern classic known for its refreshing combination of gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and sparkling water. It embodies contemporary mixology with its use of natural, seasonal ingredients.

What makes it popular?

Its popularity comes from the perfect balance of botanicals, floral notes, and citrus zing, along with its visual appeal and light, bubbly nature. It's a hit at summer gatherings for its refreshing taste and elegant presentation.

Tips for glassware:

  • Do: Use a chilled highball or large wine glass to maintain coolness and enhance the aroma.
  • Don’t: Avoid small or narrow glasses and those with intricate patterns that detract from the cocktail’s appearance. Use clear glass to showcase the drink and garnishes.


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