Whisky, vodka, or gin? No matter your poison, we’ve got the easy fix for cocktail situations during that house party.
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For those of you kicking back at home with friends, food, and a whole lot of indoor fun, we’ve got just the thing for you: three fuss-free cocktail recipes using whisky, vodka, or gin. Pick your poison and get the ice cubes ready.
- 50ml bourbon or rye whisky
- 25ml rosso vermouth
- 5ml maraschino cherries syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir ingredients with ice in mixing glass, then strain into cocktail glass.
Garnish with cherries and lemon twists to taste.
Tip: Use flavoured bitters to switch up the flavour profile. Angostura bitters do the trick – check out the full range on the official website.
- 300ml vodka
- 24 mint leaves
- Seeds from 1 pomegranate
- 600ml apple juice
Fill six glasses with ice and divide 300ml vodka between them.
Add one heaped teaspoon of pomegranate seeds per glass, then fill with apple juice.
Stir with a chopstick and garnish with mint leaves.
Elderflower and herb cooler
- 2 thyme sprigs (leaves only)
- 2 rosemary sprigs (leaves only)
- 8 edible flowers (pansies, rose petals, borage)
- 50ml rhubarb cordial
- 150ml elderflower liqueur
- 150ml gin
- 330ml can sparkling water
Pop herbs and flowers into ice cube tray, fill with water, and freeze for 2 hours. Pour elderflower cordial & liqueur, gin and lots of ice cubes into a large jug. Stir then strain into four glasses. Top with soda, floral ice cubes, and serve.
Tip: Prepare herb & flower cubes beforehand.
Recipes: BBC Good Food
Illustrations: Gan Yew Chin
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