Summer Cocktails recipe

We all love summertime. We all love to drink cocktails. But do you know what makes an authentic “summer” cocktail?

There are in particular two requirements to suit our beloved summer season. First of all, summer cocktails need to be refreshing. This is usually done by adding ice cubes or even crushed ice to the mixture. Secondly, it needs to have a particular fruity flavour, so that you can feel the tropics on your tastebuds.

And the good news: Most summer cocktails are quite easy to make, even if you don’t have any bartending experience. Therefore, we are starting easy today and welcome summer with a Caipirinha abricot. Caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink and offers a refreshing taste with an aroma of sweet lime juice. Our Morand Apricot Syrup adds an alpine touch to the mix.

Check out our video below to find out more about this wonderful syrup. Without further ado, let’s jump into the Caipirinha abricot recipe.

Ingredients & equipment

Caipirinha abricot is one of the most refreshing cocktails out there. It combines the sour lemon flavour of Caipirinha with the sweet and fruity taste of the Luizet apricot from Valais.



  • Whisky glass
  • Pestle

Method for the Caipirinha Abricot

  • 1. Prepare your whisky glass.

  • 2. Place 4 quarters of lime into the glass.

  • 3. Add a dash of Morand Apricot Syrup on top.

  • 4. Crush with a pestle to extract the juice.

  • 5. Fill the glass up to 3/4 with shaved ice.

  • 6. And add 4 cl of Morand Douce de® Abricot.

  • 7. Add 1 cl of Morand Apricot Liqueur and top up with soda water.

  • 8. Decorate with a slice of lime and/or a dry apricot.

  • 9. Enjoy and repeat!

Want more?

If you have a sweet tooth and love refreshing drinks, summer cocktails are the right choice for you. Feel free to check out some of our other recipes:

If you want to experiment even more and add a sour, bitter or even savoury taste to your fruity cocktails, find out more about our delicious spirits and syrups.

Tips to make your cocktails better

Summer cocktails are easy to make and offer a sweet, fruity flavour, which is virtually loved by everybody. If you have just started to dive into the world of cocktails, take a look at the following tips to bring your skills to the next level.

Fresh fruits

When it comes to summer drinks, fresh and fruity flavours are as important as the alcoholic ingredients. Fruits can be directly used inside the drink and/or as beautiful garnish. We recommend you to experiment with fresh fruits as well as fruit syrups and pure fruit syrups to make the most of your summer cocktails.

Refresh your guest

When temperatures hit certain marks, the body is quenching for hydration. Therefore, don’t forget the ice when you create your cocktails. If you are a purist, you might be afraid that your ice cubes can influence the taste of your summer cocktails. Therefore, experiment with different amounts or use non-meltable stainless steel cubes.

Start small

Bartending has become an art. There are hundreds, if not thousands of drinks you can choose from. While some are quite easy to make, others require a reasonable amount of experience. Therefore, start small and experiment with easy recipes. Try to master and memorise your drinks before going over to the next ones. Once you feel comfortable, you can become creative and experiment with ingredients such as plant liquors or gin to create your own signature drinks.

Learn more about cocktails


Everybody interested in creating drinks at home needs to take a look at spirits and syrups. If you are into summer cocktails, the choice of the right spirits contributes to a unique and satisfying flavour. Take a look at our ultimate guide to spirits to find out more.


Syrups are necessary to create summer cocktails, as the thick and sweet flavour offers a summery and exotic taste. Feel free to experiment with our grenadine syrup or raspberry syrup to create sweet and delicious beverages and even dishes. Learn more about syrups in our ultimate guide to syrups.