Cocktail Recipes

Cocktail Recipes

 

Cocktail Recipes you’ll need this summer…

It’s the weekend, the sun’s out, and summer’s finally here.
So ditch the supermarket Sauvignon Blanc (and hangover) and try mixing up a cocktail instead. Lets face it, life is just too short for low-grade drinks, and there comes a time in your life when you really should know a couple of classics to whip out and impress your mates.
We asked Willy Borrell, owner of award-winning Ladies and Gentlemen cocktail bar in Kentish town, London, for his fool-proof cocktail recipes for summer… You’re welcome.

Water Cooler

Water Cooler
Water Cooler
Ingredients
50 ml Vestal Vodka
20 ml freshly squeezed lime
15 ml fresh elderflower juice
2 tsp sugar
5 ml sherry
Instructions
Serve in a chilled long glass with cucumber to garnish over ice

Classic Caipirinha 

Classic Caipirinha
Classic Caipirinha
 
Ingredients 
1/2 lime
1/2 teaspoon sugar
50ml cachaca
Instructions
Slice the lime into 1/2-inch rounds, cube them, and muddle them in a small tumbler with the sugar. Add a couple of ice cubes. Pour in the cachaça. Enjoy

Berry Zen

Berry Zen
Berry Zen

Ingredients

40 ml Vestal Vodka
10 ml Crème de Cassis
Handful of Fresh Blackberries and raspberries
Lemon & Sugar Syrup

Instructions
Top up with Prosecco and serve in long glass.


Mai tai

Mai tai
Mai tai

Ingredients 

25ml Amber rum
25 ml Dark rum
10 ml orgeat syrup or 1 drop pure almond extract
20ml lemon juice
5ml sugar
25ml Granadilla Juice
Instructions
Shake and serve on ice with a slice of orange.

Millenial Mule

Millenial Mule
Millenial Mule

Ingredients 

50ml Vestal Vodka
 25 ml fresh lime juice
12 ½ ml sugar syrup
A Splash ginger beer (not ale!)
Instructions
Serve long with plenty of ice and a lime wedge.
 

Mojito

Mojito
Mojito
Ingredients 
50 ml White Rum
8 Mint leaves
12 1/2 ml Sugar Syrup
25 ml Lime Juice
2 Mint sprigs
Instructions
Shake and serve in a long glass topped up with soda and plenty of ice.

Watermelon martini

Watermelon martini
Watermelon martini
Ingredients 
50 ml Gin
25 ml Gomme Syrup
4 chunks Watermelon
Watermelon wedge
Instructions
Muddle 4 chunks of melon in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients into mixing glass. Fill the mixing glass to the top with cubed ice and then shake for 10 seconds. Double strain into martini glass. Garnish with watermelon wedge.

Bloody Mary 

Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary
Ingredients 
150ml Vestal Vdka
3cm piece of fresh horseradish
half litre good tomato juice
1 tsp tabasco
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp celery salt
½  lemon, cut into wedges
1 tbsp amontillado or cream sherry (cream is sweeter)
Celery, to serve (optional)
Instructions
Mix together the tomato juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce and celery salt, squeeze each lemon wedge into the jug. Season well with black pepper. Drop wedges into the jug and stir together well. Chill for 20 mins if possible.
Pour the vodka and sherry into the jug and stir well with a celery. Drink quickly.
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