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Hot drinks to cool you down this summer

You might be looking forward to the back of 2020 but, one thing’s for sure, summertime always puts a bit of a jiggle in our step. It is also the perfect time to indulge in some summertime sippers…  Here are Angostura’s top DIY summer drink recipes for you to whip up in your own kitchen or home bar; as home entertaining with friends and family is a hot trend this 2020!

Frozen Mojito


  • 60ml gold rum
  • 60ml sour mix*
  • 30ml simple syrup
  • 5 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 8 to 10 sprigs mint
  • 2 cups ice
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Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a highball glass. Enjoy!

*DIY sour mix: Combine 1/2 cup simple syrup, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup lime juice and let sit, and refrigerate overnight.

The Summer Old Fashioned


  • 50ml dark rum
  • 3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml fresh-pressed apple juice
  • Orange peel, to garnish


Combine the rum, Angostura aromatic bitters and sugar syrup in a rocks glass and fill with ice. Stir until the glass is chilled and the liquid has doubled in volume. Top up with a little more ice until the glass is filled, and gently pour in the apple juice so that it floats on top. Twist the strip of orange peel, spraying its oils around the glass before placing it in the drink.



  • 60ml white rum
  • 22ml fresh lime juice
  • 45ml simple syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • Lime wheel, to garnish


Shake all ingredients together in an ice-filled shaker and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.



  • 180 – 250ml sparkling water
  • 4 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • Lime wedge, to garnish


Fill a highball glass with sparkling water. Top with four dashes Angostura aromatic bitters and garnish by squeezing a lime wedge into the drink.

For more information on the Angostura range and delicious food and cocktail recipes, visit www.angosturabitters.com

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