White lady and gin fizz are delicious classic cocktails you should try if you haven’t, here I have made five modern variations that I think you will love.
White lady and gin fizz are both popular and well known IBA official cocktails. Both using egg whites, which sits on top of the cocktail like a silky smooth and fluffy cloud.
Tip! if you dont like egg whites in your cocktails, you can leave them out. Vegan ? substitute with alternate like aquafaba. I prefer to use egg whites from fresh organic eggs, but pasteurised egg whites works just as well.
40 ml Gin 20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 20 ml Homemade garden rhubarb syrup 10 ml Aperol Egg white organic Sparkling water – homemade
Method: First shake hard without ice (without sparkling water). Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water Garnish: Edible gold dust and garden rhubarb
Method: First shake hard without ice. Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and small blue flowers
50 ml Gin 25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 20 ml Currant liqueur Blueberries Egg white Sparkling water – homemade
Method: Muddle blueberries and shake all ingredients hard without ice (except sparkling water). Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass. Top gently with a splash of sparkling water Garnish: Sprig of mint and freeze dried blueberries
Need to kick things up a little ? I’m sure these coffee cocktails will do the trick.
Coffee cocktails is much more than the classic Irish coffee or espresso martini, which I think must be the most well known coffee cocktails, but they also are for a reason, its really deilicious cocktails.
I want to show that there is much more to sipping coffee in drinks than making the classics, and therefore I have made four drinks with coffee which shows you can go in many different directions using coffee to kick up your sips with a little caffeine.
If you like me, love a good coffee and also cocktails. Then I’m sure you’ll love these cocktails with the use of coffee.
Cheers & enjoy!
40 ml Tequila reposado 25 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Cointreau 15 ml Coffee liqueur – floated 10 ml Agave syrup Dash margarita bitters
Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float coffee liqueur Garnish: Lime peel
35 ml Spiced rum 25 ml Espresso freshly brewed 15 ml Coffee liqueur 10 ml Falernum
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Coffee lollipop, dehydrated pineapple & mint
50 ml Whiskey 30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 10 ml Espresso liqueur 10 ml Banana liqueur 10 ml Licor43 coffee infused Dash chocolate bitters
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Coffee lollipop, coffee beans, lemon peel and a glass straw
30 ml Whisky 20 ml Coffee infused campari 15 ml Espresso liqueur 15 ml Tiramisu liqueur 10 ml Aperol Dash chocolate bitters
Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Orange dust, dehydrated orange & coffee beans
Blue cocktails are fun vibrant and eye catching. These funky and often fruity cocktails are a perfect way to get your summer blues started.
I love experimenting with the visuals, to make eye catching cocktails, and blue cocktails are some of my favorites. They always seem to draw peoples attention, make them curious and has a “wow” effect.
If you want to make mesmerizing blue cocktails, a good way to start is to aquire a bottle of curacao blue, this will turn your cocktail into a beautiful blue serve, and works perfectly well as a substitute for cointreau or orange liqueur in your tropical and fruity blue drinks, to make them sparkle like the deep blue salty sea water.
In this post I want to display two vibrant, fun and delicious blue cocktails I have made, which I served “slushed ice style”. Both are perfect cocktails to enjoy on the pation in the summer, or just when you want a ice cold, delicious and fruity sip. Try them out – you won’t regret it.
Do you have any favorite, funky, fun and fruity blue sips you want to share with me ? tell me about it in the comments below.
Cheers & enjoy !
Blue cocktails – recipes
30 ml Tequila blanco 30 ml Agave gin 30 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Falernum 15 ml Curacao blue Dash orange bitters
Method: Blend all ingredients with ice to slush ice consistency & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated orange, lime peel & glass straw
40 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 20 ml Cointreau 10 ml Curacao blue 10 ml Agave syrup Dash margarita bitters
Method: Blend all ingredients with ice to slush ice consistency & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated orange, lime peel & mint
Kombucha works particular well with sour cocktails like a margarita. Use kombucha to serve a highball, long drinks or even a collins styled serve, which I made in the kombucha cocktail recipes you’ll find below.
Kombucha or kombucha tea is a fermented, tart and refreshing, sweetened black or green tea. The tea is usually fermented for a period of 10 to 14 days at room temperature, and is known and commonly consumed for the health benefits, and typically contains under half the content of sugar, known to be used in regular soft drinks like soda water.
Many kombucha’s are often added with flavourings in form of fruits, spices or other flavourings to enchance the taste experience. Added flavourings to enhance the taste, is also used in the two kombucha’s I have used to make the cocktails which I have displayed in this post.
Just like beer, brewing your own kombucha at home, is increasing it’s popularity all over the world. The kombucha’s I’ve used for the kombucha cocktails, also started as a home brewing project, which later on grew into a company, that now produces commercially for consumers to buy.
If you have made cocktails using kombucha, I would like to hear about your thoughts and experinces in the comments below.
45 ml Gin 20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 12.5 ml Hibiscus syrup 1 bsp Elderflower liqueur Kombucha (Hibiscus, elderflower and rosehib)
Method: Shake with ice (except kombucha) fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with kombucha Garnish: Lemon peel and rosemary
60 ml Tequila blanco 15 ml Cointreau 15 ml Lime cordial Kombucha (Orange, chili, ginger and elderflower)
Method: Shake with ice (except kombucha) fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with kombucha Garnish: Chili & ginger
Also known as a “cosmo”. A cocktail I believe gained a massive popularity boost from the Sex & the city series and must have been one of the most popular cocktails world wide, at the time the show was live. The more well known version of a cosmopolitan (cosmo) uses a mix of vodka, cointreau, lime and cranberry and is a IBA official contempoary classic. There are many variations and opinions on how a cosmopolitan should be served, but one thing almost all of them have in common, is the mix of flavours.
The regular cosmo is broadly know to be a modern cocktail creation, however there is a cosmo recipe also called “Cosmopolitan daisy” which shows in the book “Pioneers of mixing at elite bars 1903-1933” that was published in 1934.
Below you’ll find my take on both versions of a cosmopolitan cocktail. Hope you take the time to create and try both of these recipes. I did make both, and im not in doubt which one is my favourite. The 1934 Cosmopolitan is my preferred serve of a “cosmo”.
If you do, try both versions, then I would love to hear your oppinions about them, in the comments below.
60 ml Gin 25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Raspberry syrup 10 ml Cointreau Dash orange bitters
Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Orange peel and a cosmo lollipop
30 ml Vodka 30 ml Cointreau or triple sec 40 ml Cranberry juice homemade 10 ml Fresh organic lime juice Dash orange and mandarin bitters
Method: Shake with ice (except cranberry juice) and fine strain into a chilled glass. Float with cranberry juice Garnish: Dehydrated orange