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Kusmi Kocktails: the Virgin Kusmi and the Kusmiconik

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Evenings are long and festive occasions are numerous during the summer. The perfect conditions for enjoying time with friends and family! And what better accompaniment to these moments than a Kusmi iced tea? This summer, Kusmi tea has decided to revisit the iced tea with eight exclusive recipes made with our iconic blends.

Here are the first two creations. One with alcohol and one without, to suit every time of day.

 

The Virgin Kusmi

This mocktail is fast becoming this summer’s it-drink! The peppermint and the aniseed from the Be Cool blend combine wonderfully with the other ingredients thanks to their punchy, spiced flavors.

To your mixology stations to create this cool cocktail!

For 1 jug of alcohol-free cocktail:

Pour the following into your jug:

  • 15 ice cubes
  • 50 cl/17fl oz. BE COOL blend
  • 3 cl/ 1fl oz. sugar cane syrup
  • 2 cl/ 0.7fl oz. lime juice
  • 4 raspberries
  • 4 strawberries cut in half
  • 2 slices of orange
  • 5 slices of cucumber

Mix everything together, pour into glasses filled with ice, and garnish with mint leaves.

 

The Kusmiconik

This creation is a revisit of the renowned pink cocktail that shot to fame thanks to four friends in New York in the Sex and the City series. First invented in 1988, the Cosmopolitan is now one of the most iconic pop-culture cocktails, and is generally made using a base of vodka, cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice. In our version, the red fruits and blackberry leaves in the AquaRosa blend offer a fruity, slightly acidic touch.

3,2,1… Start shaking!

For one glass:

Pour the following into your shaker:

  • 6cl /2.8fl oz.  AQUAROSA blend
  • 3cl/ 1.4fl oz. vodka*
  • 1cl/ 0.3fl oz. Cointreau® *
  • 5 raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons liquid honey
  • 4 ice cubes

Close the shaker and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
Pour the mixture into a highball glass, add a few ice cubes and garnish with mint leaves.

To make a virgin version, pour 10cl/4.2fl oz. of the AquaRosa blend into the shaker with the raspberries, honey, and ice cubes. Shake and serve.

 

A tip from the bartender

A great cocktail requires perfect technique when using the shaker. If you are right-handed, place your right hand on the top, left hand on the bottom, and put your left foot forward. Do the opposite if you are left-handed. Keeping a firm grip, shake back and forth while alternating between shaking high and low. Keep in mind the ice cubes in the shaker should form an eight shape as they move.

Now you know all the secrets to the first two Kusmi Kocktails. See you very soon for six other exclusive creations!

 

* Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink responsibly.