10 zesty cocktail recipes to try this weekend

There's no denying the first week back at work after two weeks of lying on a beach/indulging in too much Christmas fare/dancing until the wee hours at a festival is HARD. 

In fact, as I write this story, I'm peering out of a window in our Ponsonby villa longingly watching imbibers clink glasses in the sunshine at the bar over the road. 

And while I resist the urge to quietly close my laptop and make a break for it, I'll be daydreaming about the cocktails I can whip up this weekend with the new Absolut Lime. 

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The latest addition to the Absolut family arrived just in time for summer, and 30 years after the launch of the cult favourite Absolut Citron. 

It's citrus sibling, Absolut Lime, offers a fresh, balanced taste of lime flavour, minus any added sugar. The perfect hero ingredient to your favourite cocktail, Absolut Lime delivers a clean finish. 

Impress your guests this weekend by whipping up one of these zesty, BBQ-appropriate cocktails. 

LIMELIGHT

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Stir. Garnish with cucumber.

HONG KONG COOLER

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime.

FRESCOPOLITAN

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime.

ABSOLUT LIME DROP

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled shot glass. Garnish with lime.

SWEDISH SUMMER

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add Absolut Lime and elderflower cordial. Top up with soda water. Garnish with lime.

ABSOLUT LIME VODKARITA

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice cubes.

ABSOLUT LIME MOJITO

Ingredients

How to mix

Muddle mint leaves in a chilled highball glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add Absolut Lime, lime juice and simple syrup. Top up with soda water. Garnish with lime and mint leaf.

SUMMER ICED TEA

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add Absolut Lime. Top up with ice tea. Garnish with blueberries, lemon and a strawberry.

ABSOLUT LIME MULE

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add Absolut Lime and lime juice. Top up with ginger beer. Garnish with lime.

LIMELET

Ingredients

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime.

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