By bereniceh In Around a glass 9 August 2023 Duration ~ 4 min Fresh cocktails for your outdoor moments! ☀️🍸 Cristal d’Arques takes you on a gustatory journey where we marry the most delicious flavours with fresh, colourful ingredients. Whether you’re a nature lover or a fan of lively picnics, one thing’s for sure: there’s nothing like sipping refreshing cocktails on a sunny day outside. Whether you prefer a fruity, summery cocktail, a sparkling, refreshing drink, or a more daring mix to surprise your friends, we’ve put together a selection of recipes that are both simple and original. It’s sure to make your next picnic an unforgettable experience! So get out your picnic baskets and your best glassware, prepare your ice cubes and discover some unique cocktails that will delight your taste buds and brighten up your days outdoors. And discover the recipes we’ve chosen to help you prepare your most colourful picnics. Cocktail recipes : Raspberry & Basil Lemonade You will need: 250 ml lemonade 100 g fresh raspberries A few fresh basil leaves Crushed ice Preparation: In a large jug, gently crush the raspberries with a wooden spoon to release their flavours. Add the basil leaves to the jug and gently crush them with the raspberries to release their flavour. Pour the lemonade into the pitcher and stir gently. Fill the glasses with crushed ice, then pour the raspberry and basil lemonade over the top. Decorate each glass with a raspberry and a basil leaf. Now all you have to do is enjoy this fruity, refreshing drink at your summer picnic! Strawberry Mojito Ingredients: 50 ml white rum 8 to 10 fresh mint leaves ½ lime cut into wedges 3 to 4 strawberries cut into pieces 1 tablespoon cane sugar syrup Sparkling water Crushed ice Preparation: Place the lime wedges, mint leaves and strawberry pieces in a large glass. Using a pestle, gently crush the ingredients in the glass to release the flavours. Add the cane sugar syrup and white rum to the glass and mix well. Fill the glass with crushed ice, then pour sparkling water up to the top of the glass. Garnish with a mint leaf and a slice of lime. Enjoy this delicious strawberry mojito at your next picnic ! Peach & green tea mocktail Ingredients: 200 ml green tea 1 ripe peach, sliced A few lemon verbena leaves 1 tablespoon honey Crushed ice Preparation: Place the peach slices, lemon verbena leaves and honey in a shaker. Lightly crush the ingredients in the shaker to blend the flavours. Add the cold green tea to the shaker and shake vigorously. Fill glasses with crushed ice, then pour the peach and green tea cocktail over the top. Tip: You can decorate your glass with a slice of peach and a leaf of verbena, to add even more colour to your mocktail. Now all you have to do is enjoy it on your next outing! Pina Colada Frappée Ingredients: 100 ml coconut milk 100 ml pineapple juice 50 ml white rum (optional) 1 tablespoon coconut syrup Crushed ice Pineapple slices for decoration Preparation: Pour the coconut milk, pineapple juice and coconut syrup into a blender. You can add the white rum if you wish to use it for your cocktail. Add a generous amount of crushed ice to the blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. Pour the Pina Colada Shake into the glasses. Decorate your glass with a slice of pineapple on the rim. Enjoy this tropical cocktail at your next picnic in the sun! Whether your picnic is already behind you or you’d like to organise an escape into nature, these cocktail recipes specially designed for the outdoors are here to make your outdoor moments even more magical and memorable. The subtle blend of flavours, the freshness of the ingredients and the effervescence of the bubbles will accompany you throughout this gustatory escapade. Don’t forget that the very essence of a picnic is sharing, conviviality and the pleasure of being together. These cocktails are the perfect accompaniment to lively conversation, outdoor games and laughter. Give free rein to your creativity by adapting these recipes to suit your tastes and the ingredients available. Don’t hesitate to explore new combinations to surprise your friends and family. Grab your picnic baskets and shakers and prepare these delicious cocktails for your next outdoor adventure.