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  • DRY MARTINI

    INGREDIENTS

     

    • 180ml vodka
    • 1 dash dry vermouth
    • 30ml brine from olive jar • 4 stuffed green olives

     

    METHOD

     

    • Place all ingredients into a mixing glass (or the largest tumbler from the cocktail set) and stir well.
    • Strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass

    1. OLD FASHIONED

      INGREDIENTS

      • 50 ml of whiskey or bourbon
      • 1 cube or teaspoon of sugar
      • 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters • 1 twist of orange peel to garnish • Ice cubes

      METHOD

       

      Place the sugar and bitters into a chilled glass.
      Muddle together until mixed (feel free to add a few drops of water to help it mix). Once mixed add some of the whisky and a few ice cubes and stir for 20 seconds (the ice should start melting and cool the alcohol down).
      Keep adding a little bit of whisky and ice, and continue to stir.
      Stop adding the ingredients and stirring when you feel it’s diluted to your taste. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

    2. PIÑA COLADA

      INGREDIENTS

      • 60ml light rum
      • 60ml pineapple juice
      • 5ml cream of coconut
      • Handful of ice cubes
      • Pineapple wedge for garnish
      • Maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)

       METHOD

      • Place the ingredients into the cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well.
      • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
      • Garnish with the pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry.

       

    3. margarita

      INGREDIENTS

      • Fresh squeezed lime juice
      • 30ml Cointreau, triple sec or another orange liqueur • 45ml Blanco tequila
      • Salt (optional)
      • Lime wedge for garnish

       

      METHOD

      • Place the ingredients into the cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a glass filled with fresh ice.
      • Rub the lime wedge on the outer edge of the glass and roll the glass into the salt until fully coated.
      • Garnish with a lime wedge.

      Tip: For a slightly sweeter drink, add a dash of agave syrup (one part water, two parts agave nectar) before shaking.

    4. Mojito

      INGREDIENTS

      • 10 fresh mint leaves
      • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
      • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste • 1 cup ice cubes
      • 45ml white rum
      • Sparkling water

       

      METHOD

      • Place the mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a large glass.
      • Use the muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.
      • Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.
      • Add the rum and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water.
      • Stir well and add more sugar if desired.
      • Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

    5. TEQUILA SUNRISE

      INGREDIENTS

      • 120ml / 4 oz orange juice
      • 60ml / 2 oz blanco tequila
      • 15ml / 0.5 oz grenadine
      • Orange slice for garnish
      • Maraschino cherry for garnish

         

        METHOD

        • Pour the tequila and the orange juice into a tall glass with ice cubes.
        • Stir well.
        • Slowly pour the grenadine around the inside edge of the glass. It will sink and slowly rise to mix with the other ingredients naturally.
        • Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

      • bloody mary

        INGREDIENTS

        • 1 lemon wedge
        • 1 lime wedge
        • 60ml vodka
        • 120ml tomato juice
        • 2 dashes tabasco sauce
        • 2 tsp prepared horseradish
        • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
        • 1 pinch celery salt
        • 1 pinch ground black pepper
        • Handful of ice cubes

         

        METHOD

         

        1. Pour some celery salt onto a small plate.
        2. Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the edge of a pint glass. 
        3. Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated.
        4. Fill with ice and set aside.
        5. Add the lemon and lime wedges into the cocktail shaker and mash with the muddler.
        6. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice.
        7. Shake gently and strain into a chilled glass.
        8. Garnish with a celery stalk and a lime wedge.