Five Simple Cocktail Recipes You Can Try At Home | The Guardian Nigeria News

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The weekend is finally here, it’s now time to kick back and relax. Want to have some cocktail fun at home all by yourself? There’s no need to break the bank or muddle recipes up.

These Five Cocktail recipes are easy to prepare for yourself and your guests!

Cosmopolitan

Ingredients:

  • 2 Oz citron vodka
  • 1 Oz orange liqueur
  • 1 Oz Cranberry Juice
  • Dash of Lime Cordial
  • 8 Ice cubes or crushed ice
  • Lime peel for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Chill the martini glass (click here if you want to know how)
  2. Pour the liqueur and vodka to your shaker
  3. Pour the cranberry and cordial to your shaker
  4. Add the fresh lime juice or just squeeze a half of lime inside
  5. Fill shaker with ice
  6. Add 8 ice cubes
  7. Stir it! 12 times at least
  8. Pour your cocktail into the chilled glass

Classic Mojito

Ingredients:

  • Captain Morgan White Rum (50 ml)
  • (1 dash) Soda Water
  • (2 tsps.) Caster Sugar
  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • 1 Mint Sprig
  • Crushed ice

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing glass, mix caster sugar and lime wedges together using a pestle or a large spoon to extract lime flavour and aroma.
  2. Mash about 12 leaves from the mint sprigs together with the lime and sugar.
  3. Add crushed ice to about three-fourths of the glass.
  4. Pour the rum and dash of soda.
  5. Use a spoon to stir the drink thoroughly.
  6. Garnish with a few crushed mint leaves and add crushed ice. Serve cold!

Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 Oz Tequila
  • 1 Oz Orange liqueur
  • Juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • 0.5 Oz of simple syrup or Lime Cordial
  • 8 Ice cubes or crushed ice

Instructions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
  2. Add 8 ice cubes
  3. Add the fresh lime juice or just squeeze a whole lime inside
  4. Shake it hard! 12 times at least
  5. Strain the cocktail into your chilled glass or strain over ice (margarita on the rocks)
  6. Place a lime peel on the rim of the glass or put salt on the rim of the glass. If you want to “salt your rim”
  7. check out our cocktail guru tip at the bottom of this page.
  8. Drink or serve it, your Perfect Margarita is ready to drink.

Rum And Cola

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Captain Morgan White Rum
  • 125 ml Cola
  • 1 Lime Wedge

Instructions:

  1. Fill your glass or jar with cubes of ice.
  2. Use a jigger to measure and pour the rum and cola into your glass of ice.
  3. Add lime wedge to garnish.

Sex On The Beach

  • Ice cubes
  • 50ml vodka
  • 50ml peach schnapps
  • Dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 100-150ml cranberry juice
  • 100-150ml orange juice
  • Lemon slices, fresh or maraschino cherries and mint sprigs, to serve

For an extra fruity flavor make this cocktail with strawberry vodka and replace half the orange juice with pineapple juice.

Instruction

  1. Fill two chilled highball glasses with ice cubes. Place the vodka, peach schnapps and lemon juice in cocktail shaker and shake well or pour into a jug and stir well. Divide between the two glasses.
  2. Top up each glass with equal measures of cranberry and orange juice. Add a slice of lemon and a cherry to each glass and serve decorated with fresh mint sprigs.

Enjoy!







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