The Tropical Butterfly Cocktail: End your End-of-Summer Blues

by | Apr 13, 2018 | Cocktails

Easter weekend was not nearly long enough. Despite the time away, getting back to the daily grind probably has you groaning just a little. It may be time to reminisce all the happy summer memories before the winter kicks in. The Thirst Tropical Butterfly Cocktail, could just be your end of summer solution. The refreshing taste will have you reliving the early summer sun when it was appropriate to basically live in a swimsuit. Those backyard braais with all your friends conversing in cheerful smiles, and the distinct smell of sunscreen on browned shoulders.

This colourful season is always well accompanied by the fruity and citrus tastes of margaritas and daiquiris. As cheers to a great summer, you can concoct this new island masterpiece. This drink was originally crafted by the award-winning bartender and best-selling author  – Salvatore CalabreseThe Maestro. Check out the lifecycle of the Cosmopolitan-featured Tropical Butterfly cocktail as follows, to help you create your own beautiful butterfly.


Cocktail Caterpillar (Ingredients to your Tropical Butterfly)

We hate to break it to you, but your usual box-cocktail mix won’t live up to this freshly made delight.

To bring your butterfly to life, you will need:

  • A tall cocktail glass (highball)
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • 50ml Tanqueray Gin
  • 10ml Elderflower Cordial
  • 25ml Cloudy Apple Juice
  • 50ml Passion Fruit Juice
  • 50ml Strawberry Juice
  • Cubed ice
  • Crushed ice
  • Dehydrated Orange and Halved Strawberries, to garnish



Cocktail Metamorphosis (How to make your Tropical Butterfly)

  • Use a cocktail shaker to mix all the liquid ingredients together along  with the cubed ice
  • Serve over crushed ice in your tall glass
  • Garnish with strawberries and dehydrated orange
  • Sip and enjoy!

The Taste of your Tropical Butterfly (The End Result)

Time to enjoy your exotic twist to the weekend. The first sip should send the chills of a beachy summer’s breeze down your spin. If your concoction came out just right, you might have what it takes to become a Thirsty Barmen, so check out the Thirst Bar Academy for more.


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