Everyone loves a cocktail. You can have one that’s sweet, sour, creamy, with lots of alcohol or little alcohol. That’s the beauty with them, you can make any cocktail you like, how you like it, by adding your own twist to it at home. Here are five cocktail creations, some that I have put my own spin on, I enjoy making and drinking at home.
25ml Buffalo Trace Bourbon
25ml Lazzaroni Amaretto
Squeeze of fresh Lime
Jack Rudy Bourbon Cocktail Cherries
Put the bourbon, amaretto and lime into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour over ice and top up the glass with Cola. Finish with bourbon cherry on top.
Simple and easy to make, you can substitute the bourbon with any non peated whisky
Chocolate Espresso Martini
45ml Pravda Espresso Vodka
20ml Gabriel Boudier Creme De Cacao White
Shake all the liquid ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the coffee beans and grated chocolate.
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
200g Fresh Strawberries
60ml Bounty Lime Rum Liqueur
Blend the strawberries then push the resulting puree through a sieve to remove some of the seeds. Add the puree into the blender again with lots of ice the rum and the juice of half a lime. Blend then pour into glass, garnish with a couple of strawberries. This is a favourite on a hot summer day when we have barbeques as it is relatively low in alcohol but really tasty.
Summer Spritz Duo
25ml Edinburgh Gin Elderflower Liqueur
125ml Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc
Mix the gin with the sauvignon blanc in a glass with ice. Top up with soda water and garnish with a lemon twist and mint leaves.
(New) Old Fashioned
50ml Starward (New) Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail
Pour the whisky into a glass with ice.
Okay so i’ve cheated a bit as this is a ready made cocktail mix, but sometimes you just want to sit back and relax.
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