With some travel restrictions and quarantine still in place, we typically find ways to recreate our favourite activities. We might cook a special dinner for two and imagine that we are at our favourite restaurant, or we might try our hand at mixing our favourite cocktails. Whether you like beer or wine, or you have a fully stocked mini fridge with all of the ingredients you need to make cocktail night a thing at your house, we think you’ll love the following cocktail recipes shared by our staff, family, and friends.
1. Cosmopolitan Cocktail
- 45ml lemon vodka
- 15ml triple sec
- 30ml cranberry juice
- 10ml lime juice
- Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
- garnish with orange zest, or a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.
2. Passion Fruit Martini
- 2 ripe passion fruits (they should have a crinkly appearance), halved
- 60ml vanilla vodka
- 30ml passoa
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp sugar syrup
- Prosecco to serve
- Scoop the seeds from one of the passion fruits into the glass of a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, passoa, lime juice and sugar syrup.
- Add a handful of ice and shake well, strain into 2 martini glasses, top up with prosecco, then add half a passion fruit to each.
3. Raspberry Gin
- 350g raspberries
- 150g sugar
- 700ml bottle of gin
- Tip the raspberries and sugar into a 1.5L sterilised jar.
- Pour over the gin, seal the jar and swirl around to dissolve the sugar.
- Store in a cool, dark place and turn the jar once a day for the first week.
- After 2-3 weeks, strain the gin through a sieve.
- Pour the gin into mini bottles, and label.
- Serve and enjoy.
4. Hurricane Cocktail
- 50ml dark rum
- 50ml white rum
- 1 passion fruit
- 1 orange, juiced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 50ml sugar syrup
- 2 tsp grenadine
- To garnish
- 4 cocktail cherries
- 2 orange slices
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the rums.
- Scoop the flesh and seeds from the passion fruit and add to the shaker along with the orange and lemon juices, sugar syrup and grenadine.
- Shake well until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold.
- Fill two hurricane glasses with fresh ice then double strain the drink into the prepared glasses.
- Garnish each one with an orange slice skewered onto a cocktail stick and a couple of cocktail cherries.
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