Mixing It Up Cocktail Style

It’s no secret that we’re a fan of cocktails – crisp, dry, sweet or spicy. They are mixed and shaken to perfection, super drinkable and great for a night out on the town.  But who says we have to wait for the next Phuza Thursday to get our drink on?

Here are 3 of our favourite cocktail recipes to get your weekend off to a good start:

The Boulevardier

Similar to a Negroni, the Boulevardier replaces the gin with whisky and also includes sweet vermouth and campari. Where the Negroni is crisp and lean, the Boulevardier is rich and tantalising.

Ingredients:

30ml rye whisky or bourbon whisky

30ml sweet vermouth

30ml Campari

Add ingredients to a mixing glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes and stir for about 30 seconds. Strain contents into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

A classic Boulevardier

The Vodka Pom Pom

45ml vodka of your choice

splash lime juice

ginger beer

grenadine

four raspberries

Pour the vodka and lemon juice into a highball glass or short glass. Top with ginger beery and float grenadine on top. Garnish with raspberries.

A Vodka Pom Pom

Pear and Cranberry Bellini

This cocktail will give your glass of Champagne a twist.

1 cup pear nectar

1 cup cranberry juice cocktail

1 bottle Prosecco or Champagne of your choice.

In a small pitcher or large measuring cup, combine pear nectar and cranberry juice cocktail. Pour 1/4 cup juice mixture into Champagne glasses, dividing evenly. Top with Prosecco or Champagne.

Pear and Cranberry Bellini

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