With those long awaited balmy nights on their way, get ready for the heat by honing your cocktail skills with this delicious rum punch recipe. Sweetened with summer fruits and offset by lime and bitters, this cocktail makes for one perfectly balanced beverage.
30ml Substation No.41 rum
10ml sugar syrup
10ml lime juice
10ml orange juice
3 fresh orange pieces
3 fresh pineapple pieces
1 dash of bitter (optional)
- Muddle pineapple and orange pieces in a Boston glass.
- Add orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, sugar syrup, bitters, rum and ice.
- Shake all ingredients in a Boston shaker.
- Pour into a rock glass and garnish with orange slice.
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Friday afternoon drinks are a delight with this DIY orange mojito recipe! Just in time for spring, this rum, mint and orange cocktail is a refreshing way to say hello to the weekend – it also photographs a treat on Instagram. Don’t forget to add some extra mint!
60ml Substation No. 41 rum
4 lime chunks
3 orange wedges
10ml sugar syrup
4-6 mint pieces
Cracked pepper (optional)
- Muddle lime, orange and mint together in a Boston glass.
- Add sugar syrup, rum and ice.
- Skake all ingredients in a Boston shaker.
- Pour in a tall cocktail glass and garnish with mint and cracked pepper (optional).
Cool-off by the pool this summer with a delicious cocktail made from fresh watermelon. Not only are these drinks easy to make, but the entire group will love how versatile they are mixed with a variety of spirits. Serve ice-cold for best results!
Watermelon margarita popsicles
Usually a cocktail like this is a little too good to be true, but it’s so easy to make! Simply juice your watermelon, add a shot of tequila and serve with sliced lemon. You could go one step further and create the popsicles using the same method. Yum!
Mint, watermelon and St-Germain cocktail
Treat your guests to a fresh summer beverage with mint, watermelon and sweet St-Germain liqueur. Serve with lots of ice, which is perfect for the summer heat.
Frozen watermelon daiquiri
Enjoy this simple drink which features watermelon, lime, rum and a teaspoon of sugar to taste.
You have to try this traditional punch which is perfect for those who enjoy a sweet cocktail. All you need is wine, soda water, fruit and a dash of brandy.
Finish off with this tasty caipirinha with freshly squeezed watermelon juice and served ice-cold.
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Who doesn’t love a glass of bubbly champagne? We show you a few simple ways to turn that drink into a delicious cocktail your friends are sure to love! Still not convinced? Just try some of these delicious beverages yourself, and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @shesaid with your creations!
Ingredients: 1 cube sugar, Angostura bitters
Ingredients: 1/2 ounce creme de cassis
Ingredients: 1 ounce orange juice
Ingredients: 1/2 glass stout beer
Ingredients: 1.5 ounces dry gin, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1.2 teaspoons powdered sugar
Ingredients: 1/2 ounce melon liqueur
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon brandy, 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier, 3 teaspoons orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
Ingredients: 1/2 ounce cranberry juice, 1/4 ounce triple sec
Ingredients: peach pureé, raspberry grenadine
Ingredients: Splash of Pimm’s
Death In The Afternoon
Ingredients: 1 once Absinthe
Ingredients: 5:1 ratio of champagne to tawny port
Ingredients: 3/4 ounce brandy, 3 dashes Cointreau, 1/4 once cream, 1/4 ounce simple syrup, 1 egg yolk, 1 pinch nutmeg
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Who doesn’t love sipping on a super-cool cocktail in the balmy summer weather? Spruce up your skills and try these delicious beverages which are sure to be a hit at any summer get-together.
There’s nothing more summery than a cool mojito, especially since it tastes so crisp and fresh. Use fresh mint straight from the garden for that authentic taste – yum!
Enjoy a fruity bellini made with crushed ice and frozen strawberries for extra flavour. Keep a pack in the fridge and don’t forget to mix and match with blueberries and raspberries for a truly unique taste.
Round up all your favourite fruits with a pitcher of Pimms for the entire party. This is the perfect drink to share since it’s so tasty!
Bring a new twist to a classic margarita by incorporating some seasonal summer cocktails into the mix. Our favourite has to be watermelon since it’s cool and fresh on a hot day.
Long Island Ice Tea
Who doesn’t love the taste of a Long Island? Make this one into a punch for the entire party to enjoy and make sure to finish off with a glazed cherry.
Enjoy an ice-cold Mimosa which is perfect for those who prefer something light and crisp to begin the evening.
A delicious Piña Colada is a summertime staple since it combines a fruity pineapple taste with a dash of dry rum.
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Thank God it’s Friday! Kickback and relax with a few of our favourite blackberry cocktails which are so quick and easy to create – even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen. Start with your preferred liqueur as a base, but don’t be forget to layer them for a truly unique flavour.
Blackberry Thyme Sparkler
Try this spin on an old classic which gives prosecco wine a burst of flavour and texture. Add a sprig of thyme and rim the glass in sugar!
Add a shot of classic vodka to this fruity cocktail made from fresh blackberries, simple syrup sparkling lemon soda, and granulated sugar to taste.
Blackberry Ginger Smash
Whip-up this delicious blackberry cocktail which is infused with fresh lemon and lime for extra flavour. Gin or vodka are both great options for the base of this fruity cocktail.
Infuse your favourite champagne with fresh blackberries, sugar cubes, a splash of bitters, and triple sec for a tasty new cocktail.
The bramble consists of blackberries, lemon juice, and a shot of gin over crushed ice – yum!
Blushing Whiskey Sour
If you’re a fan of whiskey, try this sweet cocktail which balances out the strong taste. Top off with soda water and simple syrup for a smooth consistency.
Finish off with a modern twist to an old classic… the fruity margarita. Simple syrup will give you a sweet and tasty consistency which makes a perfect margarita.
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Whether you love it or hate it, you have to try these whiskey cocktails the next time you’re entertaining friends and family. Not only do they add the perfect finishing touches to any get-together, but they take less than 5 minutes to create. Enjoy!
Blushing Whiskey Sour
Ingredients: blackberries, simple lemon syrup, Irish whiskey, crushed ice
- All of the ingredients into a shaker and shake until the blackberries have softened.
- Strain into a glass with crushed ice, then garnish with additional blackberries.
Whiskey Sprite Lime Cocktail
Ingredients: ice, Irish whiskey, Sprite, soda water, lime wedge
- Pour the whiskey over ice and add the Sprite and soda water.
- Stir, then squeeze a lime wedge into the glass.
Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktail
Ingredients: whiskey, blood orange juice, lemon juice, agave nectar, orange bitter, thyme
- Add the whiskey, blood orange juice, lemon juice, agave nectar and bitters into a cocktail shaker.
- Strain then pour into a glass, garnish with thyme.
Cherry Whiskey Smash
Ingredients: whiskey, cherry juice, Amaretto, Ginger Brandy, cherry cola, maraschino cherries
- Place some cherries into the bottom of a glass, then muddle until they become soft. Add some ice into the glass.
- In a cocktail shaker add the whiskey, cherry juice, amaretto and brandy. Top off with cherry cola and stir. Add some extra cherries to garnish.
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The next time you’re enjoying drinks with friends, impress them with these unique margarita cocktails which are sure to be a hit.
Rather than serving the same old salty margarita, we have searched for some of the most interesting cocktails which not only look good, but taste delicious.
Basil Jalapeno Margarita
Give your favourite margarita recipe a pop of taste with a pinch of jalapeno pepper! Not only is it ready in under 5 minutes, but it’s perfect for those who love to try new and exciting cocktails. The jalapeno is balanced out with basil and mint leaves which give the cocktail a fresh flavour.
Perhaps you’re enjoying a drink with a friend who loves fruity cocktails as opposed to something thick and salty. The grapefruit brings a sweet, fruity element to the cocktail, and is ideal with silver tequila for a smooth taste.
Blood Orange Margarita
Enjoy the sweet raspberry/citrus flavour of a blood orange, combined with a salty margarita. Use just 1/2 cup of blood orange juice, and 1/4 cup of lime juice for a tangy flavour that is out of this world.
If you ever get your hands on a fresh pomegranate, then you definitely have to try this one for yourself. Create a syrup with lime and pomegranate juice, then add a pinch of sugar before letting it dissolve. This is the secret weapon to a truly sweet/sour beverage!
Frozen Coconut Pineapple Margarita
It has coconut, pineapple and some silver tequila, this one is bound to be a crowd pleaser! Part-slurpee, part-cocktail, blend the coconut and pineapple pieces with some ice, and serve on a glass rimmed with salt.
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30ml Fresh pressed lemon juice
10ml Sugar syrup
Dash of Rhubarb Bitters
Dry shake to whisk then shake with ice and single strain into a cocktail flute. Garnish by squeezing lemon zest oils over the drink for aromatics.
What are you looking forward to drinking this weekend?
How delicious (and decadent) does this look? Award-winning bartender Jason Soto serves The Royal Cha Cha cocktail at Sydney’s Wildfire Restaurant – why not try your hand making it this weekend?
10ml egg whites
10ml lemon juice
20ml rhubarb, vanilla & apple puree
Shake over ice and serve in a martini glass.
Garnish with a raspberry powder and melted marshmallow.
What’s your signature cocktail?
75ml Irish cream liqueur
Pour the ingredients into a tumbler glass. Sprinkle grated dark chocolate over the top.
What’s your favourite sweet cocktail?
Serves: 1 45ml Finlandia® Vodka 15ml Chambord Liqueur 90ml lemonade Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge. To make a larger quantity, simply increase the amounts and add to a pitcher. Garnish with lemon wedges and raspberries.
1 oz. Vodka, 3/4 oz. Peach Schnapps, 3/4 oz. Chambord. Then add a splash each of pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice. Shake well and serve.
Slow Comfortable Screw Up Against the Wall
3/4 oz. each: gin, vodka, Southern Comfort and Galliano. Add a splash of orange juice Shake and pour in large glass. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry or strawberry.
Equal parts of: Sambucca & Baileys. Layer in a shot glass.
Tie Me To The Bedpost
1/2 oz. each of: Midori, Absolut Citron, Malibu Rum. Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.