SPECIAL EDITION 5 - NAUTICAL FUN FOR ISOLATION
With bars currently closed in Sydney, it’s time to try all the favourite classics and some new cocktails in the comfort of your own home.
The Sea Sydney Harbour team have put together a list of their favourite do-at-home cocktails, suitable for a range of evenings, from Summer heatwaves through to cold Winter nights. All you need to make these amazing cocktails is a blender or shaker and you definitely need to be 18+.*
Keep it classy with a Margy! The Margarita is known for its tarty sweet flavour – it’s a simple classic cocktail.
- 100ml tequila
- 50ml triple sec liqueur
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Lime juice around the edge
- Salt around the edges
- Place tequila, triple sec liqueur, lime juice into a shaker and add ice.
- Shake well (until the shaker is cold). Place the lime juice around the glass edges add salt on top of the limes and pour into a glass, place a lime on the side.
A favourite summer drink! It’s the best cool off drink you could think of, keeping everyone refreshed in the summertime.
- 200ml Pimm’s pre-mix
- 150ml ginger ale
- 600ml lemonade
- Mint leaves
- Orange slices
- Strawberry slices
- Cucumber slices
- Fill glass with ice. Add the Pimm’s mix, ginger ale and lemonade mix together.
- Add all garnishes into the glass and mix them together.
Get this fruit-filled cocktail – fruity fresh and delightful on a hot Summer’s day!
- 200ml white rum
- 1 cup fresh or frozen mango pieces
- Mint leaves
- Pour the rum into the blender. Add in a handful of mangoes.
- Add half a handful of ice and blend all together. Garnish with mint.
Want a drink to match the ocean and keep your Summer by the beach alive?
- 100ml blue liquor
- 100ml of white rum or vodka
- 1 slice of orange
- 2 maraschino cherries
- Pour the liquor into a glass. Add in the rum or vodka and stir.
- Add ice until the glass is half full. Pour lemonade on the top of the glass.
- Add sliced orange on the side and add maraschino cherries (inside glass or on the side of the glass with orange).
Put your favourite Winter wine rosé in the blender with some ice and make yourself the best mix of Summer and Winter a person could ask for.
- 3 cups of bottle rosé
- Chopped or frozen strawberries
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- Strawberry slices
- Pour the bottled rosé into a blender. Add a handful of strawberries and add in the fresh lemon juice and honey.
- Add a cup of ice into the blender and blend.
- Once blended pour into glasses and add a slice of strawberry for decoration.
The mojito has long been associated with postcard-perfect beaches, making it the ultimate travel cocktail. It’s easy to change the base flavour of this cocktail, by adding some additional fruit flavours, liquors or even a flavoured soda that will do the trick. You can even trade out the spirits – it’s still a classic Mojito no matter what.
- 100ml-150ml rum
- 20ml of sugar syrup
- 2 limes
- Mint leaves
- Soda water
- Mint leaves (extra)
- 1 slice of lime
- Place mint leaves at the bottom of the glass. Squeeze half a lime into the glass.
- Add the rum and mix together at the bottom of the glass. Once stirred, add in a cup of ice.
- Top it off with soda water to fill the glass.
- Add more mint leaves and a slice of lime to the top.
SALTED CARAMEL ESPRESSO MARTINI
Cold Winter nights in calls for a classic cocktail dessert with a twist! Take the classic Espresso Martini and add some salted caramel flavour to make it that extra special.
- 1 tbs caramel
- 50ml espresso
- Pinch of salt flakes
- 50ml coffee liqueur
- 100ml vodka
- Finely grated chocolate
- Place caramel, espresso and a pinch of salt flakes in a cocktail shaker and stir until caramel has dissolved.
- Add coffee liqueur and vodka. Top with ice and shake until combined and frothy.
- Strain mixture and divide between two chilled martini glasses.
- Top with finely grated chocolate.
STICKY DATE MARTINI
Take everyone’s favourite Winter dessert – sticky date pudding – and turn it into a cocktail for after dinner.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 dates, finely chopped
- 40ml vodka
- 20ml butterscotch schnapps
- Brown sugar (extra)
- Caramel sauce
- Whipped cream
- Place brown sugar, dates and 1 cup (250ml) water in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring over medium heat for 1 minute or until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 10 minutes or until mixture is thick and syrupy. Set aside to cool completely. Strain through a fine sieve. Discard dates.
- Place the vodka, schnapps, ice and 100ml date syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake well to combine.
- Drizzle caramel over the rims of two martini glasses. Fill with the martini mixture. Top with cream and sprinkle with extra brown sugar.
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*Sea Sydney Harbour supports all RSA guidelines and encourages all readers to obey alcohol consumption guidelines in all environments, including at home.