Perfect Summer Long Drinks with Pastis and Absinthe

Sitting under a palm tree shaded from the Mediterranean sun, enjoying a peaceful moment, glass of pastis in hand. Sitting by the side of a pool with a mojito. Paradise.

Ok, we may not be able to transport you to the south of France, but wherever you are in the world, we can send you the finest refreshing summer drinks France has to offer. There is nothing better than that on a warm summer day.

We’ve put together a selection of delicious and easy-to-prepare cocktail recipes for you. They can be prepared with the absinthe and syrups made by Combier, a distiller and syrup maker with over a century of experience.

 

Our selection of long drinks and summer cocktails for 2016

Surprise your friend with a refreshing long drink or cocktail! There are some classic cocktails, as well as some rather new creations in our selection.

Artemisia

Artemisia Cocktail
Realized by Lou Serafini (Hotel 5* Le Burgundy, Paris)

 

Add all ingredients (except for the tonic water) to a cocktail shaker. Shake briefly and let it rest for 1 minute. Add ice cubes and shake again. Strain into a cocktail glass and fill up with tonic water. Garnish with some dill.

 

Mojito

Mojito Cocktail
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/preppybyday /5084101811/

 

  • 6 cl white rum
  • 7 mint leaves
  • 1 lime (quartered)
  • 2 cl sugar cane syrup
  • chilled water

Add the mint leaves and 2 quarters of the lemon to a glass. Squash lightly with a muddler. Add the other 2 quarters of lime, the sugar cane syrup and the ice cubes. Then, pour the rum and water. Garnish with some mint leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

Perroquet

Perroquet Cocktail

 

Pour the syrup in a glass and add the pastis. Then, add some chilled water and ice cubes.

You can also use your favorite absinthe instead of pastis.

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Punch

Squeeze the lime in a glass. Add mint syrup, rum and fill with ice cubes. Wait for 1 minute and stir. You can add more water or syrup according to your taste.

Mauresque

Mauresque Cocktail
https://www.flickr.com/photos/claveirole/7907804334

 

Pour the syrup in a glass, add the pastis and the chilled water. Add some ice cubes and decorate your cocktail with mint leaves. According to your taste, you can add some dashes of anise syrup.

 

 

 

Pink Lady

Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, together with some ice cubes. Shake briefly and pour into a cocktail glass.

Frappé

Pour everything in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a glass and garnish with some mint leaves.

 

Syrup – indispensable in every bar

Syrups are a must-have ingredient in every bar. As necessary as gin or Angostura bitters.

They are one of the essential ingredients to sweeten your cocktail creations and to add some flavor. A great range of different flavor profiles can be found in the selection of syrups from Combier.

Sugar cane syrup

Sugar cane syrup

This syrup is made from freshly harvested sugar cane.

It can be used to sweeten a variety of different cocktails, for example the Mojito.

 

 

 

 

Mint syrup

 Mint syrup

The mint syrup is made from sugar cane, mint leaves and the essential oils of mint.

This adds a refreshing touch and a slightly peppery aroma to your cocktails.

 

 

 

Anise syrup

 

Anise syrup

An intense and refreshing anise aroma characterizes this syrup. It is mellow and sweet at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orgeat syrup

Orgeat syrup

This syrup is made from almond milk and orange flower water.

It adds a slightly sweet almond aroma to your long drink.

 

 

 

 

Organic Grenadine syrup

Organic grenadine syrup

Grenadine is one of the best known syrups, often used in classic cocktails such as the Tequila Sunrise. Mixed with lemonade, it is called a Diabolo and in combination with pastis, you get a Tomate. Grenadine syrup can also be used as a topping for cake or ice cream.

This grenadine syrup is only made from 100% organic ingredients.

 

 

 

Oragnic Menthe Syrup

Organic mint syrup

Refine your cocktail with the aromas of fresh mint that comes from organic farming.

An organic certified mint syrup that adds flavor to ice cream or Irish coffee.

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