The Paloma is a refreshing, Tequila-based, and easy to make—this is the best alternative to ordering a Margarita.
What it's made with: Tequila, Grapefruit juice, and Soda.
Add a couple of ice cubes and some hefty squeezes of fresh lime - With an added lime wedge for garnish and sugar around the rim for some added sweetness.
It's the perfect party drink for those that love something a little sour.
This Cocktail recipe comes from a themed event we are working on with Melt Productions in a few weeks time...
The event narrative follows the eccentric 'Lady Wonderful' through her topsy turvy house and stunning enchanted forrest.
In the Forrest, amongst the leafy greens reveals a pixie cocktail bar, with sparkling cocktails!
This recipe is so simple and consists of the following ingredients:
50ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
Garnish with Raspberries
Alternatively, why not try our take on the Sparkling Peach Bellini:
50ml Peach Syrup
Garnish with a Peach slice
Great for special occasions and themed events!
Dust away those January blues with our version of the Ultimate Bloody Mary....
Like the rest of us, many of you have spent most of December excited about the prospect of spending time with friends and loved ones at festive parties and soirees... Only to swiftly be greeted by our sinister enemy which comes in the form of a dreaded hangover.
Now January is here, there's surely only one way to get yourslef back on track? And this my friends, is it...
Garnish Suggestions: Lemon wedge, peppercinis, cherry peppers with feta, shrimp cocktail, pickled green beans, garlic dill pickle spears, and of course, the classic celery stalk... Why not experiment? Send us your suggestions!
Somewhere between an after-dinner drink and an indulgent dessert, this meringue-topped coffee cocktail is special way to end a festival meal with friends...
This one takes a bit more prep-time, but take it from us, it's totally worth it! And your guests will be gobsmacked with the amount of effort you've gone too.
On the downside, this probably isn't something you'll be drinking all evening, despite how good it tastes! Thanks to BBC Good Food for the excellent recipe.
It's Friday and we don't know about you, but Espresso Martini's are certainly on the cards for our Friday night antics... Easy to make and even easier to drink, the Espresso Martini will certainly get the party started!
Simply pour the three ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a few coffee beans and serve!
Sugar syrup to taste (we love it with vanilla!)
Coffee beans to garnish
Fancy shaking it up a bit? We added a dash of Cointreau into the mix too and it tasted delicious - Garnish with a curl of orange peel for a bit of added decor. Enjoy!
Kick start your morning with something a tad more interesting than your usual bowl of Corn Flakes...
Yes, The Breakfast Martini exists and it's delicious!
...Although we don't recommend necking a few of these bad boys before your morning commute, we highly recommend them as a wee treat over a leisurely weekend brunch.
So easy to make, you could probably do them with your eyes shut... Enjoy!
Thanks so much to the wonderful Sipsmith for the recipe!
As the toasty hints of Autumn draw ever closer, we found this delicious cocktail recipe that we think you all should try...
Pear purée, gin, and rosemary give this autumnal cocktail a crisp, woody sweetness, robust density, and sour, crackling effervescence.
The Spiced Pear Collins is perfect for those Friday night's in with loved ones or a delicious accompaniment to those hearty Sunday afternoon meals. Give it go and let us know what you think!
For the Cocktail
1 1⁄2 oz. gin
1 1⁄2 oz. pear purée (see below)
3⁄4 oz. rosemary-clove simple syrup
3⁄4 oz. lemon juice
Dry sparkling wine or soda water, to top
1 sprig rosemary, to garnish
For the Pear Purée and Rosemary-Clove Simple Syrup (makes enough purée and syrup for 5 cocktails)
2 pears, such as Bosch or Bartlett, peeled and pitted
1 1⁄2 oz. lemon juice
1 1⁄2 tsp. fresh rosemary
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup water
1 oz. whole cloves
3 sprigs rosemary
To make the pear purée: Slice the pears and combine with lemon juice and rosemary in a blender. Blend until smooth; gently strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and discard any solids.
You will have roughly 1 cup of purée. If not using right away, the purée can be frozen in an ice cube tray and then stored in an airtight contained in the freezer to be used for individual cocktails in the future.
To make the simple syrup: Combine the sugar, water, cloves, and rosemary in a saucepan over low heat. When it reaches a boil, remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes.
Strain into a jar and store in the refrigerator until use.
To make the cocktail: Combine the purée, syrup, lemon juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Pour into a High Ball or Rocks glass and top with a small splash of sparkling wine or soda water. Garnish with rosemary to serve.
Thanks to Saveur for the recipe.