Dry January is Over..
07 February 2021 Hints & Tips
Enjoy making these 5 tasty cocktails by following these easy recipies
(please drink responsibly)
juice of 1 lime
1 tsp granulated sugar
small handful mint leaves, plus extra sprig to serve
60ml white rum
soda water, to taste
Muddle the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a small jug, crushing the mint as you go – you can use the end of a rolling pin for this. Pour into a tall glass and add a handful of ice.
Pour over the rum, stirring with a long-handled spoon. Top up with soda water, garnish with mint and serve.
175ml freshly squeezed orange juice
75ml freshly squeezed lime juice
150ml good-quality golden rum
50ml sugar syrup
dash of grenadine syrup
dash of Angostura bitters
ice cubes, to serve
generous pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 thick slices orange, to garnish
maraschino cherries, to garnish
Pour the juices, rum, sugar syrup, grenadine and Angostura bitters into a large jug and give it a good stir. Pop into the fridge to chill for 1 hr.
Serve over ice cubes, sprinkle over the nutmeg and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry, speared with a cocktail stick.
175g ripe strawberries or 200g/8oz raspberries (or use a mix of 100g/4oz strawberries and 100g/4oz raspberries)
about 6 ice cubes
juice of ½ lime
1 tbsp lemon juice
100ml white rum
small lime slice to serve
If using raspberries, blend these first to a purée then rub through a sieve to extract the pips. Put a handful of ice cubes in a powerful blender and crush. Add the berries or pulp, plus the lime and lemon juice and rum. Whizz again and pour into a chilled cocktail glass straight away. Decorate with a lime slice.
Apple elderflower gin cocktail
200ml elderflower cordial
1l cloudy apple juice
appleslices and ice, to serve
In a jam jar, mix gin with cordial. When ready to serve, divide the mixture between 8 glasses, top up with apple juice, apple slices and ice.
60ml white rum
60ml coconut cream
wedge of pineapple,to garnish (optional)
Pulse all the ingredients along with a handful of ice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and garnish as you like.