Cocktails are fun to prepare and will add an impressive touch to any party.
Basic sugar syrup
You often need a basic sugar syrup
for cocktails. Heat 125ml water and
125ml sugar. Boil until the sugar
dissolves. Cool and store in the fridge
Stir together 60ml gin,
10ml dry vermouth and 30ml
Campari with a few ice cubes in
a mixing glass. Strain into a
15ml light rum, 25ml lime or lemon
juice, 10ml Cointreau and two slices
cubed pineapple, until smooth.
Half-fill a serving glass with crushed
ice and pour blended mixture into
Pour 25ml light rum,
5ml dark Jamaican rum, 25ml
pineapple juice, 5ml lemon juice and
5ml sugar syrup into a cocktail
shaker. Add a few ice cubes and
shake well. Strain into a tall glass
and top up with chilled soda water.
Pour 45ml vodka or gin and
15ml dry vermouth into a mixing
glass filled with ice. Stir, then strain
into a serving glass.
Pour 45ml vodka or
gin and 15ml rosso vermouth into a
mixing glass filled with ice. Stir, then
strain into serving glass.
Rub the rim of the
serving glass with a slice of lemon.
Dip into a saucer filled with salt.
Pour 30ml tequila, 15ml lemon juice
and 30ml triple sec or Cointreau into
a cocktail shaker. Add a few ice
cubes and shake well. Strain into the
Pour 45ml whisky, 30ml
lemon juice and 15ml sugar syrup
into a shaker with ice and shake well.
Strain into a serving glass.
Pour 45ml whisky, 15ml
rosso vermouth and a dash of
angostura bitters into a mixing glass.
Pour 30ml vodka,
a dash of Tabasco sauce, lemon juice
and Worcestershire sauce over ice in
a tall glass. Season with salt and
pepper to taste. Stir, then add 120ml
tomato juice and stir well.
Pour 30ml Bacardi,
120ml pineapple juice, 30ml coconut
liqueur and 15ml sugar syrup into a
blender and blend until smooth. Add
125ml crushed ice and blend again.
Pour into serving glasses.
Pour 60ml vodka into a
glass with ice. Add 60ml orange juice.
vodka, 120ml orange juice and 15ml
Galliano, one after the other, into a
glass filled with ice.
Fill a glass with ice,
add 30ml tequila and 120ml orange
juice. Pour 7ml grenadine into the
middle of the glass slowly.
Pour 30ml gin, 120ml
lemonade and 30ml blue Curaçao
one after the other into a tall glass
filled with ice. Stir just before serving.
Place a few ice cubes in a
cocktail shaker. Add 30ml brandy and
15ml white crème de menthe. Shake
well, then strain into a serving glass.
filled with ice cubes. Stir well, then
strain into a serving glass.
Pour 45ml Scotch whisky
into a glass filled with ice. Top with
Fill a champagne flute
about three-quarters full with chilled
dry sparkling wine. Add 20ml crème
de cassis and serve.
Half-fill a champagne
flute with Guinness stout. Top up
with chilled dry sparkling wine.
Fill a glass with ice.
Pour in 30ml grenadine and top up
with chilled lemonade. Mix well and
top with a spoonful of fresh cream.
Pour 60ml orange juice,
60ml pineapple juice and 60ml
lemon juice into a cocktail shaker
with crushed ice. Shake well and
pour into glasses.
Half-fill a tall glass
with ice. Add 60ml pineapple juice,
60ml orange juice, 30ml coconut
milk and 15ml sugar syrup.
5 great cocktail recipes:
Framboise liqueur cocktail
Pink lady cocktail
Thai orange cocktail