We are all looking forward to clear skies and warm weather, so we put together a list of recipes featuring refreshing gin, tequila, whisky and rum-based cocktails for you to try out. Check them out below
The Coconut Margarita
A tropical vacation for your tastebuds. This recipe is from Santo Spirits. It is a light and tropical cocktail with coconut crème and lime juice.
50ml Santo Reposado
25ml Lime Juice
25ml Simple Syrup
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add, tequila, Cointreau, coconut cream, lime juice and simple syrup.
Shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into a glass filled with ice.
This smooth and refreshing cocktail from Cape Town Gin is best paired with seafood canapés and jazz music.
25 ml Cape Town Pink Lady Gin
5ml Strawberry liqueur
15ml Squeezed lime juice
3 Strawberries (cut into pieces)
2 Fresh basil leaves
Combine all ingredients in a tall glass packed with ice and stir well. Garnish with a slice of orange and a sprig of fresh mint.
This Rum Punch recipe from Angostura is perfect for a summer day and simple to make.
60mL dark rum
½ a lime’s juice
A splash of pineapple juice
A splash of grapefruit juice
Your choice of Carbonated/Tonic Water
Grated nutmeg and cherry as a garnish
Add the rum, lime, pineapple and grapefruit juice, and the bitters into a shaker with ice and shake well until chilled. Pour the contents into a highball glass, top up with carbonated water and garnish.
Glenmorangie’s Brunch Cocktail
X By Glenmorangie is a whisky specifically crafted for mixing, They shared their bright citrusy brunch cocktail recipe perfect for long, leisurely brunches.
100% Grapefruit Juice
100% Orange Juice
25ml 100% Grapefruit Juice
25ml 100% Orange Juice
10ml Agave Syrup
Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Add X by Glenmorangie grapefruit juice, orange juice and agave syrup. Stir and garnish with half a grapefruit wheel.