Friday, February 6, 2009

Cocktail Hour
There's one thing I love on a hot day and that's a cool, refreshing cocktail. As it's Friday I thought what better day than to share with you some of my favourites. More and more couples are choosing to incorporate signature cocktails into their weddings so maybe these will give you a few hints. Drink up!

The Mojito
60ml white Rum
20ml fresh lime juice
lime rind (optional)
20ml gomme
8-12 mint leaves

Slap the mint between the palm of your hands before adding to a highball glass. Add sugar syrup, lime rind and give it a quick muddle. Combine this with fresh lime juice and a double shot of white rum. Give the mix a quick stir before filling the glass with ice and topping with a dash of soda water. Garnish with a mint sprig or two fresh mint leaves.

Singapore Sling
40ml Gin
10ml cherry heering
10ml cointreau
10ml benedictine
74ml pineapple Juice
10ml fresh Lime Juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters
2 dashes grenadine

Combine all ingredients except the soda in a mixing glass. Fill with ice and shake vigorously then strain over ice into a highball glass and charge with a splash of soda. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Lychee Caipiroska
45ml vodka
5 lime wedges
2 lychees – canned
2 teaspoons sugar

Muddle lime, lychees and sugar in the glass half of a boston shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously then pour into rocks glass. Garnish with a speared lychee.

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Posted by Emilie Harrison