In January of this year, I uploaded a post titled ‘23 things to do before 23‘ where I listed 23 things I wanted to achieve before I turn 23 next January. One item on this list was to learn how to make cocktails at home, since, living in London, a cocktail can easily cost at least £8 and I knew that I could easily make some of these cocktails at home for a cheaper cost (in the long run). Also, knowing how to make three of my favourite cocktails seemed like a good thing to know for any future flat parties that I may want to throw. All the recipes below are for one person but can easily be multiplied to make a pitcher for multiple guests.
Sex On The Beach
- Ice cubes
- 25 ml vodka
- 25 ml peach schnapps
- 75 ml cranberry juice
- 75 ml orange juice
- Lemon or lime slices to serve
Mix all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and serve!
- Ice cubes
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp granulated sugar (I used sugar syrup instead)
- Small handful of mint leaves
- 60 ml white rum
- Soda water
Crush the mint leaves using the end of a rolling pin before mixing with the lime juice and sugar, topping up with ice cubes and soda water as needed.
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
- 250 g strawberries, hulled
- 100 g ice
- 50 ml rum
- Juice of 1/4 lime
Blend all of the strawberries together first before pushing through a sieve to remove some of the seeds. Blend the strawberries again but this time add the ice, rum and lime juice.
My favourite cocktail of these three was definitely the Sex On The Beach but this is also my favourite cocktail to order in a bar anyway so I was probably biased. The cocktails actually turned out a lot better than expected although I would perhaps try tonic water with the mojito instead of soda water. Also, I would not recommend making all of these in the same day unless you want to get quite tipsy!
What is your favourite cocktail?