Cocktails and Slides this Summer 2018


This summer 2018 we are all about cocktails and slides (of course) so we thought we’d share our favourite pairings.

Is there anything better than sitting around the pool with your best mates and making your own cocktails? Well yes, probably having a bar tender make it for you but at least there are no lines, no fuss and you can save some coins for your new summer wardrobe. Are we right ladies?

Let’s get started with our new season Espadrilles. Considering these emanate euro trip vibes we are teaming these with one of our favourites (and easiest to make) the Aperol Spritz.

RECIPE

ICE AND A SLICE OF ORANGE
3 PARTS OF CINZANO PROSECCO 
2 PARTS OF APEROL 
1 SPLASH OF SODA 

HANDY HINT: The key with this refreshing drink is to start with ice in the glass then pour in the Prosecco. Add the Aperol and add a splash of soda after to avoid the Aperol settling at the bottom.

Next we have the James Smith Faux Fur Safari Slides. These babies are so on trend with prints this season. Given their out of the wild vibes we’ve teamed them with a tropical cocktail, the Caipirinha.

RECIPE

ICE
1 LIME
2 PARTS CACHACA
1TSP SUGAR

TIP: Muddle the sugar and lime then fill with ice and add the cachaça. Can’t get any easier than that. The Mojito’s Brazilian cousin.

Finally, we have the James Smith Zip Slide NYC and what better pairing than a classic Cosmopolitan. You can thank Sex and the City for our instant NYC x Cosmo association. But first you have to decide which SATC character each of your friends are…

RECIPE

ICE
1/4 CUP VODKA
1 TBSP TRIPLE SEC
1 1/2 TSP CRANBERRY JUICE
3 TSP FRESH LIME JUICE
ORANGE PEEL TWIST TO GARNISH – Only if you’re feeling fancy.

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