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5 Jul 2021 - 3 minutes

Summer Drinks You Can Smash At Home

Our apartments are sleek and spacious enough to make you the host everyone thinks of first. Great for summer, yeah? And anytime, really… You’ll stay warm with more guests through year, whether that’s for a meal, games night, pre-drinks or afterparty.

Still, we want to put your mixing skills on ice (ahem) with new summer drinks you can create at home! They’ll quench a craving for something light and sweet, even if you’re just waking up to a free day, taking some heat off the morning. Let’s jump in.

Strawberry limeade

Strawberry limeade

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 220 g sliced strawberries
  • 25 mint leaves
  • 2 cups cold water

With a tang and leafy lift, strawberry limeade wakes your tongue up, that’s for sure. Our list above is for a big pitcher, which starts with the syrup – cook the sugar and water on a medium heat for 10 minutes max. The sugar should vanish; the liquid becomes clear. Then stir in the lime juice, mint, cold water and strawberries, and leave it in the fridge for several hours.

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Frappuccino

Ingredients:

  • - 2 cups ice
  • - 1 strong cup of cooled, brewed coffee
  • - 1 cup milk
  • - 1/3 cup caramel sauce
  • - 3 tablespoons sugar

Who needs Starbucks for a good time? Indulge your addiction whilst saving yourself from bankruptcy. This DIY Frappuccino requires a blender and a coffee maker. You stir the ice, milk, coffee, caramel and sugar together until they’re completely smooth. That’s it – with some cream on top if you’re hankering, of course!

Cranberry orange punch

Cranberry & orange punch

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 cans ginger ale
  • Sliced lemons & oranges
  • 200 ml vodka or gin

Our punch has a kick to it! There’s enough here for 1.5 litres of summertime succulence. Switch up the alcohol content to test what you like; maybe start with 100 ml and splash a little more in till you’re happy. There isn’t much of a ‘how to’ here. All we’d say is lay your fruit on the bottom of the serving bowl, pouring the liquid over the top and releasing the flavour straight away.

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Strawberry honey hibiscus iced tea

Ingredients:

  • 5 chopped strawberries
  • 10 mint leaves
  • ½ cup hibiscus leaves
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 5 cups water
  • Ice

Good health has never tasted better… Hibiscus is full of anti-oxidants and phytochemicals, which is a fancy way of saying “plant stuff.” But it’s also a beautiful addition to iced tea. Strawberries balance out the tartness, and the mint lightens it up further. You’ll want to boil the hibiscus leaves with your water, then take the pot off and add most of your other bits and pieces. Steep for 20 minutes and strain the mix. Serve with ice, as well as extra garnish with leftovers.

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Watermelon cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups chilled watermelon
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 320 ml coconut water
  • 1 cup of citrus-flavoured vodka
  • A few mint leaves

They don’t get as much love as they deserve, so we’re throwing watermelons into this party drink pick-me-up. Fetch your blender again. Liquify the watermelon, lime juice and coconut water until it’s 100% smooth, then pour into a pitcher with your vodka. Make it a little bitterer with lime slices as a garnish with your mint.

There, we can drink to your supreme mastery of the season! Or at least your ability to keep convos flowing without a dry tongue in sight. The next step is getting a home with as much flavour – we can help with that. Call or message us for luxury living, huge windows, open-plan designs and extras to make the summer mood last.

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