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Cocktails Recipes

Cocktails are as much delight to the eyes as to the palate. They are flavorsome, fun, and designed to be shared. They are simply mixed drinks, usually based on one or more spirits or liqueurs and flavoured with fruit juices, syrups, spices and other mixers.

  • It doesn’t taste as wicked as it sounds, but it has got a black streak in it that you may want to change to something sweeter, like a twist of…

  • The mellow flavour of this cocktail is matched by its rich golden colour, with all the fragrance of a tropical sunrise.

  • Dark rum, with its stronger, sweeter taste, perfectly suits the dryness of the anise-flavoured pastis.

  • Light or golden rum has a subtler taste than the dark rum, so it doesn’t mash other liqueur flavours.

  • The type of rum makes all the difference to any cocktail but especially here, where the result should be soft, not knockout! So use a white or golden rum.

  • Cocktails were originally blended with swizzle sticks until the glass became frosted. Ingredients: Dark Rum – 1 part Lime Juice – 1/2 part Sugar Syrup – 1/4 part Angostura Bitters…

  • Grate and strain a little fresh pineapple to make real juice. The flavour will be much nicer – although perhaps not quite as sweet.

  • Ice cool, this beautiful simple cocktail is very refreshing – one is never enough!

  • Such a quick and easy cocktail should be made and enjoyed more often, just like the old-fashioned dance itself!

  • If the fairytale heroine had been knocking back cocktails until the clock struck midnight, it’s hardly surprising that she forgot the time and lost her shoe on the way home.

  • A surprising number of cocktails include cream. This dreamy mixture is creamy, smooth and very sophisticated.

  • Experienced cocktail makers will know that absinthe is an extra strong spirit – making this cocktail especially daring.