As we're officially heading into summer, it's the time of year everyone starts running to the nearest beer garden or bar for some drinks in the sun. So here at Theatre Deli, I thought I’d share my top five summer time cocktails, perfect for that sunny after work drink session:


  1. Aperol Spritz

You can’t go wrong with the classic Italian spritzer; the slight bitterness from the Aperol marries perfectly with the Prosecco for a light and refreshing summer drink. Served over ice in a wine glass with an orange slice.

50ml Aperol

Prosecco

Dash of Soda Water

  1. Margarita

Whether it’s in its classic form or as a frozen cocktail, a margarita can do no wrong in my eyes. If you’re looking for a strong but tasty cocktail then this one is for you! Served in a Coupe glass with salt rim and lime wheel.

50 ml Tequila

25ml Orange Liqueur

25ml Lime juice

  1.  Martini

A classic that can be done many ways, my personal preference is a Gin martini with lemon twist. Definitely a drink to sip slowly, perfect for chilled evenings with good friends. Served in a Martini glass, naturally.

50ml Gin or Vodka

25ml Martini

  1. Mojito

Everyone knows a Mojito, everyone loves a Mojito. Refreshing, light, feel like you’re on holiday kind of drink. Can be done with or without soda, could even be done with Coconut Rum if you’re feeling adventurous! Usually served in a tall glass filled with ice, topped with mint sprig and lime wedge.

50ml White Rum

25ml Lime Juice

Sugar

Mint Leaves

Soda Water

  1. Our “Coco Passion”

Our special for this week and newbie to the cocktail menu here at Theatre Deli, but already a hit! This drink has the classic tropical pairing of coconut and passion fruit, with a hit of sour lime that is then perfectly balanced by the vanilla syrup.  Served in a Martini glass with a lime wheel to garnish.

50ml Aluna Coconut Rum

25ml Passionfruit Puree

Lime Juice

Vanilla Syrup


If cocktails are your thing, come down this Friday from 6:30pm for a special event with Aluna Rum, the main ingredient in my number one cocktail!

The guys from Aluna will be handing out samples of the rum, telling you about the brand and also giving you the chance to try some cocktails for free - you can even have a go at making them yourselves!

The event is running from 6:30pm – 9:30pm this Friday, 27th April.

- Lucy