We absolutely love a cocktail, and it would always be my alcoholic drink of choice in the summer months. I think there is something so refreshing about them when its hot. Especially if you go for more of a tall mixer cocktail, like the ones I am going to share the recipes with you today.
We decided to have a couple of friends round to enjoy some cocktails one weekend lunch time, the weather had turned a little cloudy, but we decided that a drink outside in the garden would be the perfect antidote!
We made two different cocktails, to tantalise the taste buds, a version of a G&T called an OMG & T and a very refreshing and minty Mojito.
So first up we made some OMG & T’s which were very simple to make and looks really pretty.
You only need a few ingredients:
Gordon’s® London Dry Gin
Berries, I used blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
We had made our own elderflower cordial again this year, but you can buy this easily in the supermarket.
1. Fill a jar with ice
2. Add a splash of elderflower, berries and the gin to the jam jar filled with ice.
3. Give it a shake
4. Serve it topped up with tonic water.
The fab jam jars we had been sent from Bar.com were perfect to make the cocktails in, but I couldn’t resist serving in them too!
Katie, who happens to be a fantastic gardener, and really knows her cocktails apparently, declared this one her favourite….”perfectly refreshing!”.
Next up is a Mojito
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold
- 15ml. Lime Juice
- 2tsp White Caster Sugar
Mint Sprig to garnish
As simple as 1, 2, 3!
MIX IT – Add spirit, lime juice, sugar & mint to glass or jug & mix until sugar is dissolved.
ICE IT – Add cubed ice & soda then stir.
SERVE IT – Top with a big sprig of mint.
Definitely my favourite of the two. They reminded me of our honeymoon, when we sat in our hotel bar in New Orleans enjoying Mint Juleps, made for us by a guy who could have been over 100 years old. They tasted amazing, as did these, which are very similar, but made with spiced rum instead of bourban.
The Bar.com who supplied us with the fab apron and jars, have many cocktail recipes on their site, I dare you to find one you wouldn’t enjoy. The also have lots of hints and tip to get you out of cocktail crisis. For example if you have no sugar syrup, all you need to do it replace with 2 teaspoons of sugar or a squeeze of honey.
You can also join in the shake it up fun and win prizes by sharing your cocktail creations on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the #letscocktail . (T&C’s apply)
If you love cocktails like me, here are some more recipes to try :
Blackcurrant Gin Fizz (From Penny)