Estivo Rosso Cocktail- How to make elegant cocktails

It is that time of the year whereby 10 minute cocktails are what you should be making because they’re hustle- free and felicitous in quenching any Summer thirst you may be experiencing.

This is the first recipe i’ve named in Italian, and the translation is simply ‘ Red Summer Cocktail’. I kid you not, this cocktail is sensational and the blend of flavours is flawless! You should totally treat your taste buds to this because they are going to dislike you if you don’t.

Yield: 5 cocktails

Time :  10 minutes


  • 1 litre apple fruit juice (chilled)
  •  500 ml lemonade(chilled)
  • 250 ml sprite(chilled)
  • 500 ml red grape juice(chilled)
  • 500 guava fruit juice(chilled)
  • 500ml mango fruit juice(chilled)
  • A few drops of red food coloring
  • A few sprigs of fresh mint
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 15 orange slices
  • Ice cubes
  • ½ lemon


  1. Place the caster sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Run the lemon around the rim of each cocktail glass and dip each glass into the bowl with caster sugar, ensuring that the glass rims are entirely coated.
  3. In a fairly large jug, combine all the juices including the lemonade and sprite.
  4. Place a drop of the food colouring at the bottom of each glass.
  5. Add in the desired amount of ice cubes (i put about 5 ice-cubes in each glass).
  6. Carefully pour the cocktail into each cocktail glass.
  7. Slightly fold the orange slices and place three in each glass.
  8. Finally top each glass with a sprig of mint and your cocktails will be ready!