#HappySummerBeer cocktail recipes series: Summer Time Madness

20 Dec 13

#HappySummerBeer cocktail recipes series Summer Time MadnessPoppy Ntshongwana shares her choice of Summer sipping.

Yes, strictly speaking Brutal Fruit is not a beer, but we couldn’t resist including this deliciously festive Summer cocktail in our series.

Summer Time Madness is a fruity, zingy blend of apple, ginger, lemon, strawberry and mint flavours with a rich shot of rum. It’s as simple as blending Brutal Fruit Apple Ginger with selected fruits, a Sprite Zero mixer, and shaking it up with the rum and ice. The rum, fruit and full flavoured Brutal Fruit give this drink a great base while the lemon and ginger notes elevate it elegantly.

This is no wallflower! Enjoy it with friends and take your Summer cocktails to a new level.

Summer Time Madness


  • Brutal Fruit Apple Ginger – iced (mixed with crushed ice)
  • Rum
  • Sprite Zero
  • Tinned assorted fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Short straws
  • Mint leaves
  • Marini Glass


  1. Pour a shot of rum into cocktail shaker with ¼ cup of crushed ice
  2. Add a ¼ glass of sprite zero
  3. Add a shot assorted tin fruit syrup
  4. Add ½ glass of Brutal Fruit Apple Ginger
  5. Shake!
  6. Pour into a Martini glass
  7. Garnish with fruit from assorted fruit mix

Like Poppy, it’s fun, sexy and makes a fabulous poolside companion!

Remember to drink responsibly.