Fruit-cocktails

TGIF: 5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

A classic gin cocktail often comes second best to a mojito, margarita, or anything infused with a bit of vodka.

Rather than limiting your taste palette, we have tracked down five ways to update the classic gin cocktail (this is a strictly no gin and tonic zone), and make it super tasty for all to enjoy!

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Gin and jam cocktail

Ingredients: gin, lemon juice, syrup, raspberry jam

Infuse your drink with a tablespoon of raspberry jam for a truly unique flavour – especially for those who have a sweet tooth! Can’t way to try this one out…

5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

Limoncello and gin cocktail

Ingredients: gin, thyme, lemon, lemonade

Serve this delicious gin cocktail featuring fresh lemon and lime, plus a few thyme leaves for an extra sweet flavour.

If you don’t have time to juice the lemons yourself, a bottle from the supermarket will work just as well.

5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

Grapefruit gin fizz

Ingredients: gin, grapefruit, egg white, honey syrup

If you’re looking for something on the smoother side, opt for a grapefruit fizz which is whipped with a side of fruit on for the garnish. A drink like this works well with salty snacks such as cheese and crackers.

Grapefruit gin fizz  Ingredients: gin, grapefruit, egg white, honey syrup  If you're looking for something on the smoother side, opt for a grapefruit fizz which is whipped with a side of fruit on for the garnish. A drink like this works well with salty snacks such as cheese and crackers.

Strawberry gin smash cocktail

Ingredients: gin, club soda, strawberries, mint

Who can actually resist a strawberry cocktail? One of our favourites is packed with strawberry, mint, and some cool gin for a modern twist to a traditional recipe. Oh, and it also photographs really well for Instagram #youarewelcome.

5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

Peach and gin fizz

Ingredients: gin, white peaches, sugar, water, simple syrup, soda, blueberries

And to finish we have picked this delicious peach and blueberry cocktail which looks and tastes amazing!

It is a little more involved than the other recipes (creating a syrup from the sugar, water, and peaches), but is well worth the wait.

5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

Images via Honestly Yum, Your Southern Peach, The Kitchn, Jacquelyn Clark

August 21, 2015

TGIF: 5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

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.

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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.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Grapefruit Margarita

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.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

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.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Pomegranate Margarita

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!

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

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.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Images via What Katie Ate, Eclectic Recipes, Design Love Fest, The Blonde Cook

March 6, 2015

Fruit Cocktails

Watermelon Fruitini

Sexy cocktails for cool summer parties is the order of the day! ABSOLUT VODKA, the world’s finest premium quality vodka, has enlisted the talents of leading Australian bartender Grant Collins to create ABSOLUT FRUITINI.ABSOLUT FRUITINI is a series of refreshing and innovative summer cocktails incorporating a selection of luscious fresh fruits including watermelon, raspberries, pineapple and grapefruit.

Get into the definitive taste of summer. Here’s how…

ABSOLUT WATERMELON FRUITINI

45ml ABSOLUT VODKA

15ml Midori melon liqueur

4-6 pieces of fresh watermelon

Dash of sugar syrup

Muddle watermelon, add ingredients then shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.

ABSOLUT RASPBERRY FRUITINI

45 ml ABSOLUT VODKA

15ml Chambord

6-8 fresh raspberries

Dash of

Rasberry Fruitini

sugar syrupMuddle raspberries well, add ingredients then shake and strain into a well-chilled martini glass. Garnish with two speared raspberries.

 

December 10, 2002

Fruit Cocktails Continued

Pineapple Fruitini

ABSOLUT PINEAPPLE FRUITINI

45ml ABSOLUT VODKA

15ml pineapple liqueur syrup

30ml fresh pineapple juice

Dash of sugar syrupMuddle pineapple well, add ingredients, shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a speared pineapple chunk.

ABSOLUT GRAPEFRUIT FRUITINI

45ml ABSOLUT VODKA

6-8 pieces of fresh grapefruit

15ml fresh grapefruit juice

Dash of sugar syrup

Muddle grapefruit well, add ingredients, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

You can try an ABSOLUT FRUITINI at leading bars around the country including –

NSW: The Darlo Bar, Paddington Inn, Barking Frog and Monkey Bar.

VIC: The Attic, Mink Bar, The Social and The Loft.

SA: Savvy Bar, Hyatt

Grapefruit Fruitini

Regency and Moskva.

WA: Univeral Bar

QLD: Jorge, Lychee and the Capitol Bar & Lounge, Gold Coast.

December 10, 2002