Easy and surprising summer cocktails for a successful evening

 

Summer is almost here! And with it, the time for renewal and refreshing drinks. Think you’ve covered all the bases when it comes to original drinks to liven up your summer evenings? Surprise your guests – and your taste buds! Discover new flavours with Melifera organic immortelle gin, for use in surprising summer refreshments. Say goodbye to old-fashioned aperitifs, the same bottles of spirits on your table and flavourless alcoholic mixes. Have you heard of the ‘Bloody Mary at the beach’? It’s our exclusive, tangy version of the famous cocktail. Today, we’re giving you different ways to enjoy this incredible drink a little more. Served on its own, diluted or on a large ice cube, let yourself be transported by the bewitching aromas of immortelle flower.

With a little technique, some special ingredients and an excellent organic French gin, you can create easy summer cocktails in just a few minutes for original aperitif dinners!

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Easy summer cocktails: Like coming back from the beach

Before discovering our refreshing drinks for summer 2022, let yourself be transported into the world of Melifera.

Because Melifera is much more than just an aromatic French spirit.

In fact, after the article about our adventure in Le Figaro, even Le Monde is talking about us in its web edition of 26 May 2022. And that’s saying something!

Melifera is first and foremost a story of emotions and fragrance. An aroma of organic immortelle that transports you through fascinating stories.

But the journey doesn’t stop there.

Just imagine…

At first glance, hills of warm sand.

Let the scents of the seaside fill your lungs. Then go back to your childhood, when you spent your days on the beach with your family. Relive the scent of sea spray subtly mixed with that of the dunes. And finally, fly over… gold everywhere, with an exceptional and indelible fragrance: that of the immortelle flower.

That’s what Melifera is all about. An odyssey through emotions that stay with you forever.

In short, it’s the story of an artisanal French gin that secretly contains sweet whiffs of the beach, laughter and simple pleasures that taste incredible.

After all, isn’t that what you’re looking for when you taste new summer cocktails?

  • Feel the chill of an invigorating beverage.
  • Feel the warmth of a trendy French spirit.
  • Melt for organic immortelle flower in a unique aromatic drink.
  • Give new meaning to your holidays and the spirit of summer.
  • Vary your pleasures and discover new, easy-to-make summer cocktails.

Melifera 2022 summer cocktails are much more than just a flavoured craft alcohol. Turn our organic immortelle gin into an unforgettable drink for an evening, a summer or longer if you feel like it.

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Easy summer cocktails Melifera style : Vary your pleasures and try gin in a different way

As you can see, we’ve designed our organic immortelle gin around an emotion.

So take the liberty of transforming our gin into delicious cocktails! Have fun, indulge yourself. In short, add another dimension to your refreshing drinks for the 2022 summer season.

With an exceptional artisanal product that combines an original spirit with the exceptional flavour of organic immortelle, you’re guaranteed to concoct delicious summer cocktails.

With thirst-quenching citrus notes, a touch of Pineau des Charentes or even a slightly sweet tonic, we offer you different ways to really appreciate our artisanal French gin.

Melifera reveals all the complexity of a surprising spirit, whether served on its own, with ice cubes or revealing all its splendour in tasty, colourful blends.

From the classic Gin Tonic to our latest Corsican edition and the Dry Charente, we offer a whole range of easy summer cocktails, enhanced by the aroma of immortelle flower.

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Colour and freshness for easy, stylish summer cocktails

Summer means colourful, refreshing drinks.

So why not liven up your 2022 summer cocktails with organic immortelle gin and a few extras?

But do you really know how to make a really good, original cocktail?

Here are a few tips on how to spice up your gin-based alcoholic drinks and make them a success:

First of all, our Melifera gin reveals all its richness when enjoyed on its own, or subtly diluted over a large ice cube.
Fancy taking your taste buds on a trip to Florence? Why not mix our Melifera artisanal French gin with red vermouth and Campari? A lovely revelation.
Or just with a slightly sweet tonic, that’s perfect too!
In fact, simply let the delicate aroma of immortelle flower transport you to new horizons. You’re guaranteed to get a thrill out of these surprising cocktails from Melifera.

Lacking inspiration? You can rely on the originality of different ingredients, by adding, for example, a few fresh herbs or a little flower syrup to your shaker. And why not add a pinch of spice?

But above all, in the end, what’s important is to immerse yourself in the world of Melifera and allow the immortelle flower to play all its Mediterranean notes.

 

Follow our recipes for easy and delicious summer cocktails!

Your creations will be as rich as they are varied, and the combination of flavours infinite! Don’t hesitate to add alcohol and other ingredients according to your tastes and desires, for original gin-based aperitifs that will surprise you.

At Melifera, there’s no need for gimmicks or toppings. Our organic immortelle gin stands on its own.

7 easy summer cocktails the Melifera way

 

Discover some of our best summer cocktails that are super easy to make and, above all, taste great.

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1. Gin Fizz: freshness in an original summer cocktail

Ingredients:

40 ml Melifera Gin.
20 ml squeezed lemon juice.
20 ml cane syrup.
Sparkling water.
A few ice cubes.

Optional: egg white.

Gin Fizz Summer Cocktail:

  • Fill half your shaker with ice cubes.
  • Pour in 40 ml of Melifera Gin.
  • Add 20 ml squeezed lemon juice + 20 ml cane syrup (+ optional egg white).
  • Stir vigorously for around ten seconds with a mixing spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into a long-drink glass, holding back the ice cubes with a cocktail strainer.
  • Top up with chilled sparkling water.
  • Enjoy your Gin Fizz!
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2. White Lady Easy Summer Cocktail: citrus notes in a shaker

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Melifera Gin.
  • 20 ml Triple Sec.
  • 15 ml lemon juice.

Garnish: Lemon zest.

White Lady 2022 Summer Cocktail, shakers up!
  • Refresh your cocktail glass with crushed ice.
  • For 45 ml Gin Melifera + 20 ml triple sec + 15 ml lemon juice into a shaker.
  • Shake for a few seconds without ice.
  • Add ice and shake again for a few seconds.
  • Transfer the mixture to the cocktail glass, holding back your ice cubes with a cocktail strainer.
  • Enjoy.
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3. Dry Charente: Gin and Pineau meet in an atypical, local summer cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Melifera Gin.
  • 20 ml white Pineau des Charentes.
  • 5 ml salt solution.

Garnish: Onion pickles.

Prepare your Dry Charente summer cocktail in a mixing glass:
  • Fill the mixing glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour the gin and pinneau
  • Add a few drops of salt solution: gin + water + salt.
  • Stir with a spoon.
  • Serve in a small glass.
  • Enjoy the Pineau/Gin mixture.
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4. Dye: the ocean in an easy, invigorating summer cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Gin Melifera.
  • 10 ml white vermouth.
  • 2 ml iodine tincture (salt solution, squid ink, Gin Melifera).

Garnish: sprig of coastal aroma.

Summer 2022 ocean cocktail, made with mixing glass:

  • Fill your mixing glass with ice cubes.
  • Assemble all the ingredients.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Pour into a pretty cocktail glass.
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5. The great classic of easy summer cocktails: Gin & Tonic

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Gin Melifera.
  • 120 ml Tonic.
  • Plenty of ice.

Garnish: 1/4 roasted peach + lemon thyme.

Gin & Tonic special Melifera, it’s up to you :
  • Fill a Highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour in 50 ml of Melifera Gin.
  • Top up with 120 ml of your favourite Tonic.
  • Garnish with a quarter of a roasted peach.
  • Enjoy.

Tip for roasting peaches: you can brown them in the oven or with a blowtorch, sprinkling brown sugar over them beforehand. A delicious treat!

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6. Melifera’s version of a beach Bloody Mary in an easy, spicy summer cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Melifera Gin.
  • 80 ml green tomato juice.
  • 15 ml lemon juice.
  • Spices (celery salt, pepper, salt).
  • Tabasco.

Garnish: a stalk of celery or a gherkin.

Bloody Mary on the beach, get your spices :
  • Refresh your Highball glass with crushed ice.
  • Pour 50 ml of Melifera Gin + 80 ml of green tomato juice + 15 ml of yellow lemon juice + your spices and Tabasco into a shaker.
  • Shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into your chilled Highball glass.
  • Enjoy your delicious Bloody Mary on the beach!
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7. An easy, lemony summer cocktail: Army and Navy

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Melifera Gin.
  • 20 ml orgeat syrup.
  • 20 ml lemon juice.

Garnish: Immortelle flower.

Preparing your Army and Navy :
  • Refresh your cocktail glass with crushed ice.
  • Pour 50 ml Gin Melifera + 20 ml orgeat syrup + 20 ml lemon juice into a shaker.
  • Shake for several seconds.
  • Pour the contents into the cocktail glass.
  • Enjoy your Army & Navy.

And to find out more about all our cocktails, click here.

Edizione Corsa in 3 easy summer cocktails

To add character to all your organic immortelle gin cocktails, Melifera is innovating and offering different ways to enjoy its Edizione Corsa. A special version of artisanal French gin with immortelle grown on the island of beauty.

Come and visit us to get your taste buds in a frenzy!

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1. An easy and trendy summer cocktail: Murza

An aperitif of Corsican origin, Murza is an exceptional invitation to enter the Corsican maquis.

Ingredients:

  • 20 ml Gin Melifera Edizione Corsa.
  • 20 ml Audemus Sepia Bitter.
  • 20 cl red Lillet.
  • 20 ml maraschino liqueur.

Garnish: maraschino cherry or thin slice of orange.

Design your own Murza: an initiatory summer cocktail with Corsican flavours
  • Use a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
  • Assemble and chill all the ingredients.
  • Mix thoroughly with a mixing spoon.
  • Pour into a Tumbler glass with a nice cube of ice.
  • And of course, serve chilled.
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2. Spicy Mandarinu: sunshine in an explosive artisanal drink

The sweetness of the rhubarb and the spiciness of the chilli make for a perfectly harmonious sunny combination. Not to be missed!

Ingredients :

  • 40 ml Edizione Corsa Gin Melifera.
  • 20 ml Rhubarb-Cedar cordial (see preparation below).
  • 20 ml Limoncello.
  • 150 ml Bergamot-Mandarin soda.

Optional: a few drops of Pasilla Pepper Tincture.

Garnish: fresh rhubarb or citron zest

Make your own Spicy Mandarinu, an easy and sunny summer cocktail

First prepare your Rhubarb-Cedar cordial:

  • Soak the zest of a citron with cubes of a rhubarb branch in 500g of white sugar overnight.
  • The next day, add 800 g water.
  • Bring to the boil.
  • Reduce over a low heat for 1 hour until the consistency of a syrup is obtained.
  • At the end of cooking, add 20 ml of citron juice to stabilise and acidify your 100% homemade cordial!

But there’s more to come.

  • Pour all the ingredients except the soda into a shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour into a tall glass or highball.
  • Top with 3/4 bergamot and mandarin orange soda.

 

A variation on this recipe: replace the Limoncello with 60 ml of our Edizione Corsa gin.

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3. An ultra-easy summer cocktail that’s a must for the season: the Limunata

We’ve saved the best for last.

Looking for a fresh, fruity signature drink? Here’s the must-have for your bar, so you can sip an unforgettable aromatic gin with immortelle flower, with your feet up in the pool. After all, why deprive yourself?

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Edizione Corsa Gin Melifera.
  • 2 pretty strawberries.
  • ½ lime.
  • 150 ml Ginger Ale.
  • Ice cubes.

Garnish: ¼ nibble strawberries or a twist of lime.

Design the best Limunata: your favourite 2022 summer cocktail
  • Using a pestle, in a mixing glass, crush the fresh strawberries and ½ lime (preferably organic) cut in half.
  • Add the Melifera Edizione Corsa gin with the ice cubes.
  • Blend everything well with a mixing spoon.
  • Add the ginger ale.
  • Pour into a large balloon or highball glass.

Melifera tips : Add crushed ice for a more refreshing effect! Use a Matcha straw to take the time to enjoy the pulp and sip your summer cocktail made with organic immortelle gin.

And there you have it! You thought you were looking at classic, ultra-familiar refreshing drinks, admit it! At Melifera, we really wanted to surprise you with easy-to-make summer cocktails made with exceptional ingredients. Our organic immortelle gin, concocted in a completely artisanal way, is the essential base for all your Melifera 2022 summer cocktails. Pineau des Charente, lemon zest, orgeat syrup and Tabasco – you’ve got to admit, there’s plenty to enjoy! So, what are you waiting for?

 

To be consumed in moderation, of course.

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