Sundowner Cocktails

3 of the best “Sundowner” cocktails – refreshing and ice-cold !

The name “Sundowners” , harks back to Britain’s colonial past, but don’t let that put you off! It is the collective name for a range of long cool drinks typically served at sunset, marking that point between the end of a long hot day and sitting down to formal dinner.  It reminds me of my folks who used to drink a whiskey and soda (from a soda syphon –  remember? ) and a glass of sherry before supper.  Different times!  Here are three recipes for ice cold alcoholic refreshers that will go down a treat at any BBQ whilst you wait for your gourmet sausages to cook…

Lime Rickey

Lime Rickey cocktail

Ice-cold, crisp, refreshing Sundowner cocktails

Fill a glass with ice cubes,  pour in 2 oz of gin and a squeeze of lime juice.  Top up with club soda.  Stir and garnish with a wedge of lime.  Simple but deliciously refreshing!

Here are two more for the Barbecue!

Mint Julep

In the bottom of the glass, mix together 3 oz of bourbon, 6 crushed in the glass,  sprigs of fresh mint and 2 tbspn of  simple sugar syrup.  Add the ice and top up with club soda, stir and garnish with mint leaves

Moscow Mule

Fill your glass with ice and pour on 1 ½ oz vodka and 1oz of lime juice, top up with ginger beer, stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

Have a taste while you finish off cooking your hot spicy sausages on the Barbecue..

Barbecue Sausages

Delicious Spicy Barbecue Sausages a great pairing with cocktails!

Now, turn to the West, admire the sunset  – then go eat!

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