Five Gorge Cocktail Recipes To Try This Weekend

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Who doesn’t love a classic cocktail? And even better, one that you can enjoy at home in the comfort of your PJs in front of the fire, divine.

From a zesty margarita to a sweet passion fruit pick, we’ve put together some delicious homemade cocktail recipes to enjoy this weekend. Each recipe is designed for one drink, so double or triple up if you plan on sharing.

Happy shaking!

Cosmopolitan

 

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This quick and easy cosmo recipe is adapted from BBC Good Food and it is just delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 45ml lemon vodka
  • 15ml triple sec
  • 30ml cranberry juice
  • 10ml lime juice
  • Ice

Method:

  • Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass (if you don’t have a cocktail shaker don’t worry – use a jam jar with a tight screw-on lid, it does the job perfectly!).
  • If you want to make a garnish: hold a 3cm round piece of orange zest about 10cm above your cosmo and very carefully wave it over a lit match or lighter flame.
  • Bend the outer edge of the zest in towards the flame so that the orange oils are released, then drop the zest into your drink.
  • Enjoy!

Strawberry Gin Smash

 

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Take a sip of summer with this sweet recipe adapted from Kitchn!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 3 fresh strawberries, 2 sliced and 1 reserved for garnish
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 90 ml club soda
  • Fresh mint sprig

Method:

  • In a tall glass, combine the sugar and a squeeze of juice from the lime wedge. Muddle (gently mash) with the back of a spoon to dissolve the sugar. Add the sliced strawberries and lightly muddle.
  • Fill the glass with ice and add the gin. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with the last strawberry and a sprig of mint.
  • Cheers!

Sex On The Beach

 

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Pick a nice sunny spot in the kitchen when you’re sipping on this recipe adapted from BBC Good Food!

Ingredients:

  • 25ml vodka
  • 12.5ml peach schnapps
  • 1 orange, juiced, plus 1 slice to garnish
  • 25ml cranberry juice
  • glacé cherries, to garnish (optional)
  • Ice

Method:

  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour the vodka, peach schnapps and fruit juices into a jug and stir.
  • Pour the mixture into the glass and stir gently to combine. Garnish with the cocktail cherries and orange slices.
  • Bottoms up!

Margarita


This margarita recipe is adapted from Serious Eats and is a perfect weekend refresher.

Ingredients:

    • ½ lime wedge, plus 1 lime wheel for garnish
    • ½ tablespoon coarse salt, for glass rims
    • 60ml tequila
    • 25ml Cointreau
    • 30ml fresh juice from 2 limes

Method:

  • In a cocktail shaker (or a jam jar with a tight lid!) combine the tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice.
  • Fill with ice and shake for about 15 seconds until thoroughly chilled.
  • Run a lime wedge around the outer rim of the glass and dip in salt.
  • Fill your glass with fresh ice and strain your margarita into the glass. Garnish with the lime wheel.
  • Sláinte!

Pornstar Martini

 

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Possibly our favourite cocktail, this tasty pornstar martini recipe was adapted from That Cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 30ml vanilla vodka
  • 30ml Passoa (passion fruit liqueur)
  • 10ml passionfruit Juice
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • Half of fresh passion fruit and a shot of Prosecco

Method:

  • Add ice, vanilla vodka, Passoa, passionfruit juice, and lime juice to your cocktail shaker (or jam jar) and shake well.
  • Strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with half of fresh passion fruit and a shot of Prosecco.
  • You know what to do!

Words by Aoife CodyKane

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