With Unlock 3.0 gaining momentum, gatherings with friends and socialising in limited numbers is a welcome relief. After months of sheltering, keep spirits high with these refreshing cocktails to top the list of hosts amongst your crew.
Ingredients: 1 Parts Absolut Lime, Part Lime Juice, Part Simple Syrup, Soda Water, 1 Leaf Mint Leaf, 1 Wedge Lime, crushed ice.
How to mix: Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Add Absolut Lime, lime juice and simple syrup. Muddle. Top up with soda water. Garnish with a mint leaf and a lime wedge.
Jameson Spicy Hot Toddy
Ingredients: 1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey, 3 parts water, 0.25 parts Honey, 0.5 parts Lemon, 0.5 parts Sriracha, Ginger, sliced.
How to mix: Add water, honey, sriracha, and sliced ginger pieces to a small saucepan and bring to a low simmer and stir to combine. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add Jameson and lemon juice and simmer for an additional 3 minutes. Pour into mugs and add a lemon slice and garnish with a thin ginger slice.
Monkey 47 Gin Julep
Ingredients: 5 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, 1 cl simple syrup,15 mint leaves.
How to mix: Muddle all ingredients, shake it with ice cubes and double-strain into a silver mug filled with crushed ice. Garnish it with a mint leave. (IANS)