Turtle Jack’s

6 Unique Summer
Cocktail Recipes

Learn how we make some of our unique summer cocktails based on classic favourites and find out why we decided to put them on our beverage menu!

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Boathouse Bramble

This is the perfect dock side sipper. The tartness from the lemon juice is balanced with the cherry flavour of the Cassis and it finishes with a kick of gin. A must try as a pre dinner cocktail.

Cocktail Ingredients (1 serving):

1.5oz Tanqueray® Gin
0.75oz Agave Syrup
0.75oz Lemon Juice
0.25oz Cassis

Cocktail Instructions:

  1. In a shaker full of ice, add Gin, Agave Syrup and fresh lemon juice.
  2. Shake and strain into a rocks glass full of fresh ice.
  3. Top with a drizzle of Cassis and garnish with a lemon wheel.
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Orchard Apple

Another fresh cocktail for our summer line-up. The mix of the Ciroc® Apple vodka, fresh Granny Smith apple and ginger ale is the perfect pairing for the summer. This has quickly become a staff favourite and is an approachable cocktail for the guest that wants something fresh and delicious but doesn’t know what. Give it a try today.

Cocktail Ingredients (1 serving):

1.5oz Ciroc® Apple Vodka
0.5oz Lime juice
0.75oz Agave Syrup
1oz Ginger Ale
4 Granny Smith Apple Chunks
1 apple slice

Cocktail Instructions:

  1. In a shaker full of ice, add Ciroc Apple Vodka, lime juice, agave and apple chunks.
  2. Shake and dump into a small rocks glass.
  3. Top with Ginger Ale and garnish with an apple slice into the glass.
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Bourbon Breeze

This is the perfect summer cocktail for the Bourbon Lover. The strong bourbon flavour is accompanied well with the bitter aperol and grapefruit juice, but slightly sweetened by the Agave Syrup. If you are a lover of a classic stiff bourbon cocktail, give this a try at your next get together.

Cocktail Ingredients (1 serving):

1oz Bulleit Bourbon
0.5oz Aperol
1oz Lemon Juice
1oz Grapefruit Juice
0.75oz Agave Syrup

Cocktail Instructions:

  1. In a shaker full of ice, add all ingredients.
  2. Shake and strain into a rocks glass full of fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel.
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Back for its fourth season at Turtle Jack’s, this has become the most popular summer cocktail and we all know why. The Melonade is fresh, refreshing, cocktail full of summer inspired ingredients, the only problem with this cocktail is only having one. Try it at home by batch making this in a pitcher or a large serving vessel.

Cocktail Ingredients (1 serving):

1oz Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka
2oz Lemonade
2oz Soda Water
4 mint Leaves
5 cubes of Watermelon and a Watermelon Wedge

Cocktail Instructions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add Watermelon Cubes, Vodka, Mint and lemonade.
  3. Shake hard until watermelon cubes start to break down slightly.
  4. Pour into a mason jar, top with soda water and garnish with a watermelon wedge.

Rapsberry Limoncello Lemonade

Another Turtle Jack’s favourite back for a 2nd season! This cocktail is simple and delicious, refreshing with a light kick of alcohol. Perfect pairing with a lunch salad or a dinner party with the ladies. Although this cocktail is most popular with our female demographic, we’ve caught plenty of men enjoying this summer sipper!

Cocktail Ingredients (1 serving):

1oz Smirnoff® Raspberry Vodka
0.5oz Limoncello
3oz Lemonade
2oz Soda Water
3 Fresh Raspberries and a lemon wheel

Cocktail Instructions:

  1. Fill a wine glass with ice.
  2. Add Vodka, Limoncello lemonade and soda water.
  3. Float 3 fresh raspberries and a lemon wheel on top of the cocktail.

Summer Gin Smash

This is the new summer Favourite at Turtle Jacks, team members and guests are aligned that this is the new “Melonade”. The fresh mint and cucumber paired with the lime juice and Rangpur® Gin make this drink a winner! Again batch make this for a party, or show off your shaking skills and make them for all your friends. This is a must try for the summer!

Cocktail Ingredients (1 serving):

1.5oz Tanqueray Rangpur® Gin
0.75oz Lime juice
1oz Agave Syrup
1oz Soda Water
4 mint Leaves and 1 sprig
4 chunks of cucumber and 1 wheel

Cocktail Instructions:

  1. In a shaker, muddle 4 chunks of cucumber, 4 mint leaves and Agave Syrup.
  2. Add Gin, lime juice and ice.
  3. Shake and dump into a small rocks glass and top with soda water.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig and cucumber wheel on the side of glass.