5 Great-Tasting Summer Cocktails

Lambay Posted 26.05.21

Lambay Irish Whiskey is a portfolio of Irish whiskeys known for their unique cognac-cask finish whiskey in the Irish whiskey category.

Focused on craft and the art of blending through the expertise and partnership of Cognac House Camus, Lambay Whiskey Small Batch Blend continues to be the whiskey of choice for bartenders and mixologists alike when it comes to mixing up the perfect whiskey cocktail! But now there is another contender - Lambay Malt Irish Whiskey,  launched last September and is the first Irish blended single malt with a cognac cask finish in the world. Both whiskeys make excellent base whiskeys for cocktails and we are delighted to present our top 5 Summer cocktails for the season ahead. Brown spirits are not just for the winter months and the diversity of Irish whiskey presents many taste profiles and ways to mix up your favourite classic cocktail using Irish whiskey. Whether it's your classic highball or Julep, one can always be surprised by how well whiskey blends with fruit flavors, tonics, and citrus bases.

The drinks industry trend this Summer is all about combining bold fruit flavors but in a health-conscious way, working with sugar alternatives like agave, nectars and fermented drinks like Kombucha, definitely more healthy and without the heavy alcohol taste,” says Sheehan, Lambay Whiskey's  Global Brand Ambassador.

Lambay Whiskey has created 5 great-tasting Summer whiskey cocktails that tick this year's Summer trend. From watermelon cubes to zingy ginger and lemongrass kombucha highballs, to elegant pineapple and limoncello shaken drinks, imbibe the evenings away with Lambay! Mixologists are getting ready to execute best-in-class drinks once again so as consumers it's up to us to ask them to do so! Support your local hospitality and enjoy outdoor libations once again. So be inspired and check out what is on offer here, Lambay Whiskey reflects the current climate of hand-crafted Irish spirits in the market that marry classical approaches with modern ingenuity, showcasing local ingredients, with an authentic story.

Feature cocktail: The Puffin Breeze

With Summer comes fresh sea breezes, sun lotion, and drinks by the pool so what better way to kick back with a pineapple whiskey cocktail?

50 ml Lambay Small Batch Blend

10 ml Limoncello

35 ml Pineapple juice

10 ml Lemon juice

Add all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake hard for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with ice, allow the pineapple foam to fully cover your drink.

Garnish with a Lemon zest and some pineapple sprigs.

Serve and enjoy!

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