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Afternoon Delight Cocktail Recipe

Afternoon Delight Cocktail Recipe

The Afternoon Delight cocktail is a refreshing and light drink that is perfect for sipping on warm summer afternoons. Its origins are not clear, but it is believed to have originated in the United States in the 1970s. The drink's name comes from the song "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band, which was popular around the same time.

The cocktail is typically made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and iced tea. Some variations may include additional ingredients such as orange juice or peach schnapps. It is usually served over ice and garnished with a lemon slice.

The Afternoon Delight is a popular drink for outdoor gatherings and events, such as picnics or barbecues. Its light and refreshing taste make it a perfect choice for those who want a flavorful cocktail without the heaviness of some other mixed drinks.

The Afternoon Delight cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for a warm afternoon. It typically features gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup, and can be customized with other flavors such as fruit or herbs. Here's a recipe to make your own:


  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1-2 dashes of bitters (optional)
  • Club soda
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters (if using) to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with club soda.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Enjoy your refreshing Afternoon Delight cocktail!

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