Food and Drink, LIFESTYLE

Homemade Cocktails


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favouritesA couple of weekends ago the boyf and I headed out to Waitrose to stock up on all the ingredients needed for some homemade cocktails…

Deciding on a vaguely Mexican theme we stocked up on rum, tequila and cointreau among others.

First up we made an Old Cuban.2014-08-24 21.48.52To make one drink you will need:

  • 1½ oz (1 measure) dark rum
  • 2 oz Champagne/Prosecco
  • ¾ oz lime juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 oz sugar
  • 6 mint leaves
Make a simple sugar syrup, then in a mixing glass muddle lime juice and mint. Add rum, syrup and bitters, top with ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with Champagne. Original recipe source here.2014-08-24 21.07.05
2014-08-24 21.07.51Next up we went for a Margarita.2014-08-23 20.30.24To make one drink you will need:

  • 1½ oz (1 measure) tequila
  • ½ oz triple sec (Cointreau)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Salt to rim the glass (optional)

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Salt the rim of a chilled margarita glass. Pour contents, with ice, into the glass. Original recipe source here.2014-08-24 21.59.43Last but not least, an Anejo Highball.2014-08-23 22.34.08To make one drink you will need:

  • 1½ oz (1 measure) dark rum
  • ½ oz orange liqueur (Cointreau)
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz ginger beer
Combine the rum, orange liqueur, lime juice and bitters in a highball glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Original recipe source here.2014-08-25 00.24.07
2014-08-25 00.23.56I’m not going to pretend that we only had one of each of these, I mean we had to practice a few times right?!
The only question is, what cocktails to make next…?

 

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