Summer has arrived early, and with a vengeance. What better time to shake things up behind the bar, with some crisp, cold cocktails?
DEMERARA FIG MOJITO
Ingredients: White Rum, Figs, Lemon wedges, Mint leaves, Sugarcane sticks, Castor sugar, Lime juice, Soda
Muddle fig, squeeze lime wedges in a Tom Collins glass, add sugar and mix it properly. Add mint, bruise it, add lime wedges, ice and rum and mix it all up. Top it with ice. Garnish with lime wheels, mint, sugarcane sticks and chopped fig.
The Sahib Room and Kipling Bar
Ingredients: Tequila, Avocados, Cilantro, Lime juice, Corn syrup
Blend half an avocado along with cilantro, lime juice, corn syrup and tequila. Serve frozen in a salt and coriander powder rimmed margarita glass.
Four Points by Sheraton
Ingredients: Tequila, Green chilli seeds, Coriander leaves, Lemon slices, Non-caffeine carbonated soft drink
Muddle the coriander leaves, green chilli seeds and lemon slices. Add the muddle mix in a chilled port glass, pour a shot of tequila and top with a fizzy soft drink. Garnish with coriander and lemon, or just down it ungarnished.
Ingredients: Vodka, Fresh lychees, Galangal, lemon grass, In house sweet-and sour mix
Mix all the ingredients and pour into a plastic container which can then be fitted into a Chinese takeout meal box. Stick a straw through, just for fun.
POT FULL OF PIMM’S
Ingredients: Gin Pimm’s non-caffeine carbonated soft drink, Soda, Chopped fruits, Mint leaves
Add roughly chopped strawberries, cucumber, kiwi, orange, green apple and mint leaves in a hookah pot. Add Pimm’s and gin and top it up with soda and the soft drink.
HIGH ON CHAI
Ingredients: White rum, Dark rum, Homemade spiced tea, Heavy milk, Honey, Star anise
Fill a shaker with ice, and add all the ingredients except the dark rum and shake well. Strain into a Cutting Chai glass. Float 5 ml of the dark rum on top and garnish with star anise.
KOKUM GINGER MARGARITA
Ingredients: Tequila, Freshly chopped ginger, Kokum syrup, Lime juice, Sugar syrup
Muddle the ginger in a cocktail glass. Add the Kokum syrup, lime juice and sugar syrup. Add this mixture and tequila into a blender with a cup of crushed ice. Pour into a salt rimmed margarita glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
SMOKED BACON BLOODY MARY
Ingredients: Vodka, Tomato puree, Tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Fresh lemon juice, Smoked bacon
Take a Caipiroska jar glass with a salted rim and add 3 cubes of ice. Add a lemon wedge and worcestershire sauce, followed by the tomato puree, tomato juice and vodka. Garnish with grilled bacon strips, celery stick and a slice of lime.
Auckland Ice Freeze
Ingredients: Vodka/Malibu, gin, tequila, orange liquor, kiwi puree, lime juice, 7up
Take a cocktail shaker add vodka/Malibu ,gin, tequila, orange liquor, kiwi puree lime juice and shake it. Fill the glass with ice and pour it, top up with 7up.