Liqueurs are that extra dose of fun your cocktails need to get party-ready.
Triple Sec or Cointreau
Sweet and sour mix
Blend some ice cubes with the tequila, the triple sec and the sweet and sour mix until it reaches
a slushy consistency. Tilt a bottle (pint) of the beer into a beer mug, without emptying it. Add
the slush to the sides of the pint into the glass until it’s just more than half. Add a slice of orange to garnish. Carefully lift the pint until the beer comes out into the glass and reaches the top.
Fresh apple chunks
Fresh apple juice
Muddle the apple chunks with the cinnamon sticks and pour in the vodka and the peach liqueur. Mix well. Add the fresh apple juice and a gentle squeeze of lime. Shake well and serve.
Sparkling wine to top
Mix all the liquids except the sparkling wine and shake with ice. Pour it into a chilled martini glass. Carefully float the sparkling wine on top of the concoction (use a bar spoon handle).
Gin infused with Bhavnagri chillies
Fill a Old Fashioned glass two-thirds with ice. Build the drink in the glass, beginning with the gin, the Campari and then the vermouth. Add two drops of the bitters. Stir well. Garnish with dehydrated orange chips and a caramelised cinnamon stick. (Recipe by Tanai Shirali, Beverage
Developer and Director Operations, Bellona Hospitality)
Fresh lime juice
Cucumber wedges and mint leaves
Mix all the liquids together along with a hint of Tabasco and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with cucumber wedges and mint leaves.
Creme de cassis
Muddle the mulberries and the chillies to taste. Add the tequila, creme de cassis, lime
juice and honey. Rim a rock glass with salt. Single strain the drink onto ice and garnish with
lime wedges, chillies and mulberries.